HR Advice

  1. The performance management process is an ongoing one comprising of many different elements, including good communication and clear goal setting. It should be viewed as a continuous cycle rather than a one-off event to get the best out of your staff and work towards achieving your business objectives. [su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/9RcuWu6s0IA”] Effective Performance Management Process | […]

  2. Since 2014 there has been a growing number of cases that have looked into what employers should pay when an employee in on annual leave. It started with employers having to pay commission whilst annual leave was taken. Then it moved onto overtime, stating that regular and consistent overtime should be paid whilst employees take […]

  3. The results of a TUC survey published on 2nd September 2019 show that a third of flexible working requests submitted by employees are turned down. So what risks do employers face when a request is made and the answer is in the negative? Is turning down flexible working requests breaching a statutory right? No it […]

  4. We are frequently asked for Training Agreements to enable employers to deduct monies from an employees’ wages, or claim monies from the employee, if the employee leaves once they have committed to, or completed the course. There is a common misconception surrounding these documents in that they are straightforward, and a simple template ‘one size […]

  5. We often get asked, how can I stop my good employees leaving to join a competitor? Small businesses can’t always offer the same types of costly benefits, or salaries as large corporate businesses can. However we review some practical workplace incentives for small business to consider. It is a challenge for small businesses given that […]

  6. You may recall the lead up to May 2018 when many businesses were filled with panic, urgency to become “GDPR compliant” and uncertainty over what the new data rules would bring. Whilst GDPR-related concerns have calmed down a little now, the uncertainty is still there to a degree and example cases continue to evolve legislative […]

  7. Have you ever worried about what happens if one of your employees says or does something that could be considered discriminatory? Are you still liable to discrimination claims even though it’s no fault of yours that this person has said or acted in the way that they did? The bad news is that you can […]

  8. It is a common misconception that when an employee goes off sick during their notice period they will only receive Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for the entire duration of the notice period. Here we will look at different staff absence scenarios where this is not the case. Statutory Minimum Notice Periods Before we discuss the […]