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Driving for Work in Winter

Driving for Work in Winter

The Meteorological Office inform us that Winter 2022 starts on Wednesday 21st December and ends on Monday 20th March 2023 but why wait for winter to start, plan ahead and prepare now for all driving at work activities. In adverse weather the hazards associated with driving for work intensify significantly. In winter especially, darker, shorter […]

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Christmas Shopping in the Workplace – an Essential Guide

Christmas Shopping in the Workplace – an Essential Guide

The festive time of year is fast approaching and the same Christmas related employment issues arise time after time in many businesses. We review the effects that Christmas shopping has on employee productivity, conduct and morale and what Christmas shopping HR policies you can put in place now, to ensure you have effective working practices. […]

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Workplace Alcohol Policy | Essential Safety Guidance for Employers

Workplace Alcohol Policy | Essential Safety Guidance for Employers

Christmas is a time when most of us eat and drink a little more than we usually would. When having a good time, it can be easy to stay out later than planned and drink more alcohol than usual, not thinking about the consequences if you have to drive or go into work the next […]

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World Cup 2022 | An Absence Management Guide

World Cup 2022 | An Absence Management Guide

Given that the World Cup 2022 is nearly here, it would be easy to provide a clear ‘no nonsense’ approach to absence management, and what organisations can and can’t do if staff don’t turn up for work. However, there may be alternative ways of approaching this. With a bit of forward planning, could the impact […]

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Kings Coronation Bank Holiday | An Employers Guide

Kings Coronation Bank Holiday | An Employers Guide

It has been announced that there will be an extra bank holiday in May 2023, in honour of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The bank holiday will fall on Monday 8th May 2023, following the coronation on Saturday 6th May 2023. Many employers will be questioning if an employee is entitled to […]

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Black Friday 2022 – Dealing with Key HR & Employment Law Issues

Black Friday 2022 – Dealing with Key HR & Employment Law Issues

Black Friday 2022 is set to be bigger than ever this year with retailers getting ready to offer a range of deals from tech to toys. But what are the HR issues affecting UK businesses on Black Friday? We review 3 key HR challenges facing employers and provide practical guidance to help you manage your […]

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Cyber Monday: Keeping your Staff Engaged

Cyber Monday: Keeping your Staff Engaged

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Black Friday, this year it falls on Monday 28th November. The term ‘Black Friday’ originated in America, its a day when retailers slash their prices resulting in increased sales and profits. Cyber Monday is traditionally when online retailers slash their prices. However most retailers taking part in Black […]

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ACAS Guidance on Suspending Employees | Employer Advice

ACAS Guidance on Suspending Employees | Employer Advice

We review the new ACAS guidance on suspending employees recently published in September 2022. While this advice has no legal status and does not state anything entirely new from a legal standpoint, it is likely to be referred to by employees and representatives when making tribunal claims. It still remains the case, that an employer […]

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