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Wellbeing – what does this mean for your team?

Friday, 13 January 2017
 

As we continue to plough through the dark cold days, staff wellbeing is at the forefront of our minds to ensure we keep staff engaged and motivated. If staff wellbeing is a priority, it is important to understand what this really means for your team.


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New case guidance on protected conversations

Friday, 13 January 2017
 

Protected conversations are often a useful way of diffusing an issue quickly for the benefit of the colleague and the employer. However, the employer must be careful in relation to what is discussed in these conversations and how it is interpreted. Normally any pre-termination discussions are not admissible as part of dismissal claims but there is an exception which has been highlighted recently in the case of Lenlyn UK Ltd v Kular.


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Nurseries and Safeguarding

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
 

Following a recent report on Good Morning Britain there has been a lot of discussion about Safeguarding within Nurseries. The report was based around one particular nursery and was widely criticised by the industry as painting an unfair picture; however it has raised awareness and concerns about how nurseries are inspected, leading to a call for Ofsted to review their inspection system. We discuss the Safeguarding requirements nurseries must meet.


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Top tips on how to use coaching to benefit your organisation

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
 

All too often management band around the word 'coaching' and expect that it means the same to everyone. But what is coaching and what does it mean to the organisation and the individuals involved? Here are our key facts when discussing and delivering coaching:


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Essential skills for people managers – Our pearls of wisdom!

Friday, 9 December 2016
 

We wanted to share a couple of our pearls of wisdom that may help you effectively manage HR in your organisation.


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Restructuring – How to Get it Right!

Friday, 9 December 2016
 

The Housing Sector, like other sectors is constantly changing and company restructuring can be driven by a need for change in the organisational structure or by the necessity to make financial adjustments. Frequently, it involves both and companies restructure for a variety of reasons. Read our advice on how to manage restructuring effectively, how it can benefit a company and what your options are.


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Beating the Winter Blues

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

Have you seen an increase in your absence rates this winter? Did you find it hard to get up and out of bed today? Did your employees just want to stay at home today? Are we all suffering with the “Winter Blues”? Read our key tips for preventing the winter blues and reducing sickness absence from work.


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Discrimination management focus – Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

As specified in The Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful to treat someone unfairly because they are married or in a civil partnership. ACAS has just issued new guidance in relation to key points for the workplace to consider around discrimination, direct or indirect and victimisation. Here’s our summary of points to consider.


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Are you aware of the legal requirements around flexible working requests?

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

There has been a marked increase in the number of flexible working requests. Are you aware of your responsibilities and the legal consequences of mishandling the requests? Read our article on how you should approach managing flexible working requests based on recent case guidance. 


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Using mediation to manage conflict

Friday, 11 November 2016
 

Do all your employees get on? Do they have grievances with each other? Are you aware of these issues before they become a big problem? Conflict between colleagues can take on many different forms and at times this can lead to sickness absence. Are you aware how mediation can help to resolve these conflicts? Read our top tips on how to use mediation to manage conflict and avoid issues.


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