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Redundancy Selection Criteria

Redundancy Selection Criteria

You have been told you need to reduce your organisation’s head count. The pool of employees who are at risk have been identified…what now? The Redundancy Selection Process As an employer it is important to have a fair selection process in place as it is key to fair dismissal. In terms of a process for…

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Retirement

Retirement Conversations

Most people are now retiring later in life, particularly given the current cost of living crisis. However, many employers will welcome the prospect of retaining these experienced employees. Although, the uncertainty around how long an employee is likely to stay can bring challenges to a business. Thinking ahead As an employer it is important to…

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Equality Act

Equality Act Amendments

Draft legislation has been published by the government with regards to amending the Equality Act 2010 from 1st January 2024. The Equality Act amendments include the following: – If you would like to discuss the implications of these changes, contact us on 01483 362732….

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Right to Work

Right to Work Checks

A company must complete right to work checks on all employees and keep records. It was announced in August 2023 that if an organisation fails to complete the correct right to work checks, then they could be faced with a fine of up to £60,000 per employee. From early 2024, the penalty for a first…

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Rehabilitation of Offenders

This new legislation regarding Rehabilitation of Offenders (Section 193 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022) has come into effect from 28th October 2023.  It will mean that criminal convictions become spent after a shorter period, therefore reducing the length of time that individuals are legally required to declare them to their employer….

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Dignity in the Workplace

Dignity in the Workplace

If there is no dignity in the workplace, it can create low morale amongst employees as well as reduced productivity.  Employees may resign as a result which will mean a substantial loss of skills to the business as well as additional costs such as recruitment and training. Currently, the subject of a toxic culture in…

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New Legislation – The Worker Protection Act 2023

The Worker Protection (Amendment to Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 receives Royal Assent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Employees are protected under The Equality Act 2010 against sexual harassment in the workplace and on the 26th of October 2023, The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 received Royal Assent. This new legislation…

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The Pitfalls Of Working From Anywhere

One of the positive things about the advancement of technology is that it’s enabled us to do business from literally anywhere we want. This has become more apparent over the last few years, when working remotely in locations that were not a main office has become the norm. It’s not hard to see why either….

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Do The Right Benefits Really Improve Employee Retention?

Most employers offer some form of benefits to their employees. In the past this was mainly limited to a company discount, or potentially some extra days’ leave above the statutory minimum. But now, as the world of work evolves, employee expectations have changed, and there are many options and a range of ways of delivering…

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childcare funding and increasing the workforce

Childcare Funding and Increasing the Workforce

The UK government have introduced a new initiative in helping women return to the workplace.  In doing so, the plan is to extend free childcare hours in England for all children aged nine months to five years by September 2025. The data from the Childcare Survey states that the cost of childcare can be as…

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Women’s health and the workplace

Menopausal women are one of the fastest-growing demographics in the workforce, it’s important for employers to not only understand the impact menopause can have on their employees but how to support them. Is Menopause The 10th Protected Characteristic? Under The Equality Act 2010 there are 9 protected characteristics, which are: These characteristics are designed to…

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Modern Recruitment Challenges And How To Solve Them

There’s no denying that today’s business environments are particularly complex. Companies are always looking for top tier talent to fill their roles, and more often than not it feels in short supply. But for your company to stand out in a competitive market, you need to be able to attract and secure talented employees who…

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