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UK drops out of EU workers’ top six countries

22/01/2018

With the UK unemployment being at its lowest since 1975 and currently standing at 4.3 %, UK employers need to wake up and smell the coffee when it comes to recruiting & retaining […]

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Ladbrokes, Easyjet & Virgin Money – What do they all have in common?

09/01/2018

Back in January 2017 we wrote a blog about the Gender Pay Gap rules and the requirement for businesses with more than 250 employees to publish their figures by April 2018. 527 companies […]

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Employment Law

Employment law changes 2018

04/12/2017

With Christmas & New Year approaching, what Employment Law changes do businesses need to prepare for in 2018? Matthew Pinto-Chilcott of Consensus HR comments “We will see a number of Employment Law changes […]

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Employment Status – Employee, Worker, Self-Employed?

27/09/2017

The news is currently a blaze with the status of people within companies at the moment with Uber, Addison Lee & Pimlico plumbers all having been (or still going through appeal) to an […]

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Do you know the background of your team? – Uber loses licence.

26/09/2017

An excellent article written by Emily Burt of People management (25th September 2017) highlights the importance to businesses of robust background of your team checking procedures, after Uber had its licence to operate […]

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Is your employee holiday “messed up”?

18/09/2017

Holiday – Ryanair cancelled 82 flights on Sunday after admitting it had “messed up” the planning of its pilots’ holiday. The budget airline said on Saturday 16th September that it would cancel 40-50 flights […]

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Sports Direct resort to the use of the ‘Emoji’ to measure employee happiness.

15/09/2017

Sports Direct warehouse employee (s) who say they are unhappy with their working conditions are being identified by their fingerprints and asked to explain their grievances to management, according to the trade union […]

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Employment Tribunal

Postman wins £22,000 at Employment Tribunal (ET)

31/08/2017

This is a recent case that took place at an Employment Tribunal in Manchester on the 3rd – 6th April 2017 concerning a Worker who had requested flexible working back in 2012 to […]

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Disciplinary & Grievance, HR Support, Employment Law

Butchers ‘meal deal’ Award of £6,091.

14/08/2017

This is a case, which was recently at an Employment Tribunal (ET) & brought by a former employee for failure to follow the Acas Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures. It highlights the importance of […]

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Two-thirds of workers enjoy following a dress code

09/08/2017

Matthew from Consensus HR states ” When we draft Contracts of Employment & Employee handbooks for clients one of the key areas we discuss is their dress code within the workplace and what […]

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A Hidden Cost!

01/08/2017

Recruitment within businesses can sometimes entail a hidden cost that business owners do not take into account such as the additional burden for the team to develop the new member in the role […]

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Employment Tribunal Fees to be Scrapped

26/07/2017

“Supreme Court verdict follows four-year fight by Unison the union and is a victory for everyone in work” comments the Union. Unison have won their four year struggle to prove that Employment Tribunal […]

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