In the majority of cases, Secret Santa gift exchanges in the workplace are a harmless and fun activity which encourages team bonding. However, there is also a chance that the gifts may cause offence either through the giver’s ignorance or with the intention to offend. We review secret santa HR issues and provide practical guidance […]
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As temperatures drop to minus figures employers have a duty of care to protect their workers against the effects of winter working. As an organisation you may have staff who are required to work outside as part of their duties, for example on construction sites, delivery drivers, seasonal workers and at outdoor Christmas venues and […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]