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Why Employers Should Hold an Office Christmas Party

We’ve all heard about some of the disasters that result from the annual office Christmas party, particularly when alcohol is involved.  As a result, many employers are often reluctant to even hold a festive event for their staff at all.  However, if you put aside some of the negative perceptions, there are many good reasons why you should put on …

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Managing the Office Christmas Party Condundrum

The office Christmas party is a long-standing tradition and, these days, is not just limited to office staff. For business owners, the festive season and what to do to thank their staff has become a bit of a conundrum. Do you put on an event at a festive venue or do you encourage staff to bring in some food and …

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It’s Office Christmas Party Time

At the Office Christmas Party, Remember ….  your bottom and the office photocopier should never meet!! The party season is fast approaching and regardless of whether you think office parties are a good thing or not, there are hidden dangers in letting off steam. Research conducted by the CIPD suggests 10% of workers know of a colleague who has either …

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HCHR Welcomes ACAS Guidelines on Sexual Harassment at Work

Having recently shared guidelines and advice to local businesses on how to deal with sexual harassment claims in the workplace, we very much welcome the guidelines released today by Acas. This definitive advice, includes examples of how sexual harassment can happen in the workplace and how to make it clear to employees about what type of behaviour is unacceptable and …

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Welsh Police Join Forces to Highlight Problems of Modern Day Slavery

As the UK  launches national safeguarding week, an awareness campaign has been launched by three Welsh police forces. Safeguarding week aims to raise awareness of the different forms abuse and the part everyone can play in helping to spot abuse, which includes modern day slavery. South Wales, Dyfed Powys and Gwent Police have joined forces to educate and inform the …

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How Employers Should Deal with Sexual Harassment Claims

There is no doubt, the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal has opened a huge can of worms in terms of workplace sexual harassment, with the behavior of MP’s in House of Commons now also firmly in the limelight. No form of harassment in the workplace is acceptable. The number of people, and in particularly women, coming forward with claims of sexual …

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GDPR is On Its Way and Here to Stay

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is due to come into force in May 2018 and will overhaul how businesses process and handle data. The changes are coming about as the original rules were created in the 90’s and, since then, the amount of digital information we create, capture, and store has vastly increased. So, the old regime was deemed to …

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HR or Henchman?

Employees across the UK have different views on the role of HR depending on the culture within their employer’s organisation and their direct experience of the HR function. The views range from seeing the HR team (whether they are an in-house team or a consultancy) as the perfect medium between a company and its employees and a department dedicated to …

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Recruitment and Retention for Small Businesses

Employee recruitment and retention is a key issue facing many businesses and effective, professional advice on this matter can be hard to find.   For small businesses in particular, the staff turnover can be very high due to a number of factors; so these businesses are constantly looking for ways to encourage staff members to stay for longer periods of time. …

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Taking Sexual Harassment Seriously

Headline news over the past few days has focussed on the Harvey Weinstein scandal which has highlighted the issue of sexual harassment in the film industry. What the revelations about Weinstein’s behaviour over decades has further illustrated that victims of sexual harassment in the workplace are still reluctant to report the harassment for fear of retribution and other consequences. Sexual …

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