The festive season is upon us and despite the advice to work from home if you can the UK government has stated that office parties can still go ahead. In this article, we review the 5 key HR challenges facing businesses and provide practical advice to help you have trouble-free company Christmas parties. Are you […]
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With cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant steadily on the rise, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement about Plan B measures coming into force from Friday 10th December, what does this mean for businesses? Understandably there are concerns about how the new measures will affect the economy, and in particular the Hospitality and Leisure industry. […]
On 11th November 2021 amendments to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 came into force, mandating full vaccination of staff employed in registered care homes, unless they are exempt. The new rules also extend to any professionals visiting the homes, for example, inspectors, tradespeople, social workers and hairdressers. We review these recent amendments and […]
In 2020, the Government consulted on the introduction of new Carer’s Leave into workplaces to support employees with caring responsibilities. It seems likely that this will be passed into law but the timeframes are not yet clear. The current Government stance is that it will be implemented when ‘parliamentary time allows’ however it is useful […]
It is that time of year when colleagues come together to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. Workplace Christmas parties are a great way for employees to relax and have a great time, they can be very good for staff morale and their wellbeing if organised properly. If you are hosting a party and employees […]
Fire and rehire has been a hot topic this year and the latest instalment was the publication on November 11th of ACAS guidance on achieving contractual changes without employees being dismissed and rehired. What is Fire and Rehire? Fire and rehire is the term used to describe the practice where businesses dismiss their employees and […]
The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the Health and Safety for Design and Technology in Educational and Similar Establishments – Code of Practice, BS 4163:2021, by addressing and informing you of the key information and how it applies to organisations. Our article is aimed at educational and similar establishments, but may […]
Whilst many businesses close for Christmas, for those that remain open careful Christmas rota planning is essential to avoid potential staffing headache. Some sectors have to work at Christmas; these include the hospitality industry, security, emergency services and domiciliary care sectors. Whilst some people may not mind working over the festive period, others are not […]