5
Jul

Vive La Difference

Change of Perspective: Over the last few weeks we have looked at the mental health risks for men and women and how each gender’s experience of stress is different. We suggested that our unique experience of the world and the workplace is not limited to gender but rather is defined by the complex interplay of …

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5
Jun

Mental Health Problems cost UK employers £26 billion each year

The business case for supporting good mental health In the first of several blogs, we look at the findings of the recent Mental Health Taskforce and what it means for you, your staff, and the success of your organisation. What is mental health? The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as: ‘a state of …

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20
Nov

Do You Know What Your Employees Are Legally Entitled To?

Whenever new Statutory rights for employees are announced I wait for the inevitable outcry from business leaders. The CBI and others hit the media about how many businesses will shut, how many jobs will be lost, and how it is all a catastrophe. Yet, strangely, I’ve never seen a report confirming these disaster scenarios. With …

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4
Apr

Employment Law Update

The latest in the world of employment law, lots of changes were planned for April, some have gone live others have been delayed. Employee Shareholder Contracts – Delayed to September 2013 For a little while common sense prevailed, the House of Lords voted against the proposal to introduce employee shareholder contracts, unfortunately the Government still …

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8
Feb

Where will you take your business in 2013?

The start of a new tax year is a time when businesses look at their goals for the year ahead and decide what areas they want to grow and how to go about it. Often businesses experience intense growth and major successes resulting in fast paced change, but when constant change becomes ‘business as usual’ it can result in …

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9
Jan

Planned Employment Law Changes for 2013

2013 is going to be a busy one for employment law changes. Lots of these changes have come about as a result of the Government’s promise of a ‘one-in-two-out’ policy for regulation from 2013. Here is my roundup of changes that are planned through to summer and how to prepare. February 2013 Statutory Compensation Rates …

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13
Dec

2012 Employment Law Changes – what employers need to know

2012 saw some significant changes to employment law and with more on the horizon employers should review their procedures to ensure they don’t fall foul of the law. Here is a run-down of the main changes in 2012: Illness during Annual Leave In June 2012 the European Courts of Justice ruled that anyone who falls …

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6
Dec

Is severe weather affecting your business?

Following the recent floods and the arrival of the first snow of the season companies may be looking at how to manage disruptions at work due to adverse weather.  Severe weather affects us all in different ways; some employees may be unable to get into the workplace because of flooding, school closures, treacherous roads or …

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