Category Archives: Human Resource Management

Political Activity in the Workplace

It feels like we’ve had a run of elections and votes to consider over the last year and with the result from this month’s snap election there is a chance that we (Theresa) may be called upon again in the not so distant future. This all raises the question of what you consider as acceptable […]

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Stress, Mental Health & Discrimination

It could be fair to say that most employers are getting comfortable with understanding how to manage and fairly treat physically disabled employees, providing reasonable adjustments and allowing them to continue their work on a level playing field. The caveat to this is that mental health is still a grey area for many employers due […]

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Can you repeat that?

Sprichst du Englisch? Parli inglese? Czy mówisz po angielsku? Parlez-vous anglais? The above are examples of a simple question often used by us Brits when we’re struggling to find our way to the local bar when we’re off chasing some well needed sun! “Can you speak English?” is a simple and innocent question on holiday […]

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The Apprenticeship Levy and the New Apprenticeship Service

Coming into effect from April 2017, the obligatory apprenticeship levy applies to all UK employers.  Businesses with an annual pay bill over £3 million, will be required to contribute 0.5% of their bill, as an additional tax through PAYE. An allowance of £15,000 against the levy is available to each employer.  To reiterate, those with […]

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When can employers lawfully deduct from employee wages?

One of three conditions has to be met for an employer to lawfully make deductions from wages or take payments from a worker. The deduction or payment must be: required or authorised by legislation (for example, income tax or national insurance deductions) authorised by the worker’s contract – provided the worker has been given a […]

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Turning down tattoos = turning down talent?

ACAS have published new research on dress codes which shows that employers risk losing talented employees due to concerns about employing people with visible tattoos. The new independent study on various aspects of employee appearance found that young people are especially affected as almost one in three young people have a tattoo. Other findings revealed […]

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