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Employment

Sam has returned to work after maternity leave, but is having some issues – what should she do?

Sam has returned to work following a period of maternity leave to find that her role has been taken over by her cover and that she has been allocated a different type of role.

Employment

Calling it Out! A lesson for employers

Multi grand slam winning tennis professional and World number two, Naomi Osaka, hit the headlines due to her open admission of her struggles with depression and anxiety. Her unfortunate withdrawal from Roland Garros a warning for employers to engage effectively in such circumstances.

Employment

Unfair Dismissal – Employee Fighting Cancer Sacked and Awarded £2.5m

David Barrow is a hugely experienced Project Management Executive and during a long successful career at Texas based engineering company KBR, risen to the level of Director albeit his more recent promotions caused the trigger for what proved the end of his tenure.

Employment

For a ha’porth of tar the ship was lost or penny wise pound foolish

How many of you recruit someone for £30,000 - £50,000 or more. You go through first and second interviews, maybe you pay a recruitment agent.  You have proper “on boarding” processes as they are now called. But then what do you rely upon?

Employment

Brexit – hiring EU employees during the transition period and beyond

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. As a result, free movement for nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA) (and Switzerland) will end on 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021, the UK will operate a new points-based immigration system and EEA citizens moving to the UK to work will need to obtain a visa in advance.

Employment

Tiers, Tinsel and Teams – Company Christmas Party in 2020

With 2020 proving to be one of the most testing and stressful years most can recall, employers are looking to the works end of year party as an overdue opportunity to thank staff and allow them time to let off some steam.

Employment

Virtual Liability – Running a Successful “Online” Christmas Party

One common misconception is that a works event held away from the office or outside normal working hours, removes your organisations liability from any incidents that might occur.  That’s simply not true.

Employment

Brexit – The “B Word” is Back in Play

Keeping an eye on what we need to monitor and manage as Brexit deadlines loom large on the horizon. It’s true, the “B” word has started to appear again after the Oxford English Dictionary confirmed the rise in prevalence of words related to the Pandemic saw the word “Brexit” drop by an amazing 80% in 2020.

Employment

Redundancy Selection Criteria – KISS

Redundancy selection criteria is one of the most contentious areas within redundancy.  It need not be.  As the acronym suggests “keep it simple stupid”. You can have objective criteria (eg attendance).  You can have subjective criteria (eg attitude).  In effect, as long as the criteria you select are not utter drivel eg “karma” that is fine.  The key issue is to draw up clear guidelines of what you mean and how you score with examples.

Employment

Redundancy Selection Pools

There are no hard and fast rules about drawing up selection pools.  However the good news is, there is more than one way in which to create a selection pool and as long as your way is reasonable, that is good enough, even if there is another way that is also reasonable. The first question you ask yourself is what is the area of work that is changing?  This could be a geographic change such as closing a depot or a change in the type of work which the business is performing.

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