Category Archives: Human Resource Management

Can employers carry out disciplinary and grievance procedures during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Many businesses were already in the throes of disciplinary and grievance procedures and when Covid-19 hit, and the initial Government restrictions came into force on the 23rd of March, most employers paused these processes as there were other priorities to deal with. Many employees were put on furlough or began working from home however, employers […]

Holidays – Frequently Asked Questions

The recent drop in temperature no doubt brings a yearning for some well needed sunshine. With that in mind we’ve summarised some of the more frequently asked questions regarding holiday pay and entitlement. What Should Holiday Pay Include? Most companies think of holiday pay as the basic pay however, holiday pay should also include other […]

Should you allow employees to record formal meetings?

With the advancement of technology, it is now extremely easy for employees to record conversations in the workplace, either legitimately or covertly. When requested, should you allow an employee to record a formal meeting? Like anything in business there are advantages and disadvantages. Advantages include: Evidence that you have confidence in your managers handling of […]

Don’t delay! Apply for Settled Status today, or at least encourage your European workers to do so.

Assuming that the UK leaves the European Union at some point in the future (which is looking more and more likely), EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who currently live and work in the UK will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in order to continue to do so. Whilst the current deadline is […]

Employment Legislation Updates for early 2020

With the end of the year fast approaching, we felt it was a good time to look forward into 2020 and what changes we can expect.    Employment Contract Law  From the 6th of April 2020, changes to the law relating to employment contracts will require Employers to provide greater detail in worker’s Contracts of Employment and to issue […]

Managing Drug and Alcohol Misuse in the Workplace

Did you know that research conducted by the CIPD highlighted that drugs and alcohol are contributory factors in 26% of all workplace accidents? With that in mind would your managers, supervisors or directors know how to effectively and safely deal with an employee that was suspected or found to be under the influence of drugs […]

Holiday pay calculation nightmare continues to evolve

A recent case heard in the Court of Appeal has rejected an Employers Appeal that they did not underpay a part time, term- time worker in respect of their holiday pay. In Brazel v The Harpur Trust,  the Court of Appeal found in favour of the Employee. The original case saw Brazel challenge the way […]

Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Course in association with Westfield Health

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course developed by Mental Health First Aid England. It is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid and is designed to raise the awareness of mental health in the workplace and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Having a qualified Mental Health First […]