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HR Myth: Employees must have at least two years’ service to be able to claim unfair dismissal.

In most cases, for an employee to be able to claim unfair dismissal, they have a minimum period of qualifying service with the employer. An employee must have been continuously employed for a period of at least two years if the period of continuous employment commenced on or after 6 April 2012. A misconception by some employers is that this …

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Why Businesses Need An Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure

If you’ve been working at the same place for a while then you’ve probably formed strong friendships with certain people, but kept others at more of a distance. This is only natural as we find our personalities matching or clashing with some colleagues; and in some instances, are irritated or annoyed by their behaviours or actions. However, in the workplace, …

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Potential Impact of a Hung Parliament for Human Resources

The results of yesterday’s general election have left the country reeling!  We now find ourselves in a position where we have a hung parliament which instantly creates uncertainty in all industries, and HR is no exception.  Why?  Because planned changes to areas such as employment law and workplace policies are now completely up in the air. An article published online …

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Equal Rights Tribunal Supports Paternity Leave Claim

Yesterday People Management magazine published an article relating to a ruling by the Equal Rights Tribunal that has found in favour of a male employee who had been refused the right to take additional paternity leave at full pay by his employer. The article states that: Mr M Ali had worked for Capita Customer Management since he was TUPE transferred …

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Human Resources Myths Demystified

There are many Human Resources Myths, made up of misunderstandings and inaccuracies, that widespread across the business world. So, with this in mind, I am developing a communications platform to help demystify these myths in order to provide clarity, insight and hopefully ease some of the stress felt by business owners from the minefield that is HR.   Human Resources …

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Tattoo Taboo…a sign of counterculture or symbol of self-expression?

It seems that dress codes are never too far from the headlines these days whether it be regarding banning religious dress, requiring employees to wear certain dress or encouraging employers who ban tattoos at work to reconsider their approach. It’s probably a fair statement that for years, many people associated tattoos with gangs, bikers, and other groups, however today, tattoos …

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Eliminating Workplace Misconduct

The statement itself is a paradox. As business owners and managers, you want to create workplaces where misconduct can’t thrive. However, translating this into practice is not always easy. Do you take the route of becoming policy police to keep organisation law and order or instead focus your energy and attention on organisation culture? Organisation Culture Ask yourself what is …

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Management Recruitment & the 5 things to look out for

No matter what industry sector you are operating in, if you are enjoying any form of growth, then you will need access to gifted recruiters in order to ensure that you recruit the best managers possible.  This approach should be part of your management recruitment strategy. As an independent HR Consultant, working as an extension of my clients’ management teams, …

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United Airlines PR Debacle and the Impact on HR

By now, most of us have seen the shocking images of unwilling passenger being dragged off one of United Airline’s airplanes. This comes in quick succession to the recent refusal of two teenage girls being let on board a flight because they were wearing leggings that violated ancient dress code rules. These negative incidences have spread across social media like …

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Three Top Tips to Making New Managers successful

Whilst there are many things which can influence the success of your team, a great manager is a key factor when it comes to keeping people motivated and on the road to success. An effective manager can make all the difference between a successful team and one that falls short. As such an important influence, it’s key that managers, especially …

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