Performance management in the virtual workplace | 3 tips for managers

It’s often said that an organisation’s workforce or ‘human capital’ is its greatest driving force, and therefore its greatest asset. However, another rule of thumb is that a workforce must function as a well-oiled machine, and in order to achieve this, careful analysis and maintenance is required. Get your FREE consultation This is where performance […]

The role of health and safety training and its importance during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a new, largely unknown risk to the workplace, and if your safety arrangements are to be successful, staff will need to be trained to carry them out. Get your FREE consultation Communication and training is an important element of your return-to-work planning, as your usual practices and procedures will likely […]

What you need to know about probationary periods

It’s quite common for an employee’s contract to include a probationary period to give the employer time to assess their suitability and capability for the role. The aim of a probationary period is to give new starters every possible opportunity to succeed through training and regular structured reviews. At the same time, if for any […]

How to fairly select employees for redundancy

Earlier this month, EasyJet made headlines for allegedly using pilots’ sickness records to select for redundancy. The criteria attracted criticism, particularly in the context of the safety-critical role that pilots undertake and the fact that the company has, quite rightly, previously encouraged pilots to report in sick if they are unfit to fly. The airline […]

Supporting mental health on a return to the workplace

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 13 July 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Redundancy | Can you ask employees to INTERVIEW for their role?

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Before making an employee redundant, employers must make a genuine and concerted effort to find them suitable alternative employment within the organisation. But if such a role is available and there is more than one potential candidate in the mix, how should applications be considered? Get your FREE consultation Redundancies are never far from the […]

Furlough | Second Treasury Direction sheds light on Job Retention Scheme rules

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 28 May 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Redundancy | How to do it properly

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COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on making redundancies during the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub Handling redundancies is usually an extremely daunting task for employers. However, sometimes, it is a necessary business decision. With employers now contemplating their post-COVID-19 […]

Supporting employees during Ramadan

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COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on supporting staff through the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub Millions of Muslims across the country are currently observing Ramadan – complicated somewhat this year by the current lockdown measures. Ramadan started on either […]