24th March 2015

Zero Hours Contracts

A zero hours contract does not provide any guaranteed hours for an employee. However, there are no obligations for a person to accept the hours that are offered to them, allowing them greater flexibility. This can often suit those people wanting part time work, or students or retired people who want to pick and choose their working hours around the other things they do. It really can be  a win-win situation for all concerned in the the circumstances. To read […]
11th February 2015

Happy Valentines Day: Dealing with Office Romances

We spend a huge amount of time at work, so it is not surprising that so many people have participated in an office romance at some time in their lives. We regularly form close friendships with people at work, and sometimes this is taken further. In fact, a survey that has been undertaken has shown that 30% of workplace romances end in marriage! To read more of this post click here
4th February 2015

Shared Parental Leave – Coming Sooner Than You Think!

Following on from the changes to the flexible working regulations, there is more legislation that comes into effect on 1st October 2014, which is aimed at encouraging ‘family friendly’ policies to be employed in businesses. This new legislation applies to mothers who give birth after 5th April 2015. So, hopefully you will all have heard about this, but if not, and you have staff, read on as this could affect you! To read more of this post click here
17th November 2014

When Performance Management Needs to Take Over from Training

If you have ever manage people, you are bound to have come across this scenario. You have trained, reviewed and in some cases maybe even retrained, but you are still not getting the results you hoped to get from a member or members of staff. So, what is the next step? Some people will do nothing and out their head in the sand, but this is not the right thing to do, unless you want to tolerate under performance and […]
23rd June 2014

Separating the Sick from the Slack

It is a common misconception that if a member of staff has a lot of time off sick there is nothing that the employer can do about it. There is in fact a lot that the employer can do, and if some of the guidance in this blog is followed, then it will hopefully not be such a big problem. There are generally three types of employee absence – 1. persistent short term absence (someone having lots of separate days […]