Advice for Employers – The redundancy process

Some of you may be faced with making redundancies as the global pandemic of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc through what used to be our normal. How you make people redundant is important, it is imperative that the process is carried out fairly and in accordance with employment law to avoid any claims of unfairness. The... Read more »

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To furlough or not to furlough?

Furlough may not have been a familiar word until recently, but it is now being used with abandon to describe a status that can help businesses and their employees during the current pandemic. Wikipedia informs me that the word furlough originates from the Dutch word verlof which means ‘leave of absence’ and this sums the... Read more »

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How to manage employee expectations for flexible working

It’s hard to ignore the many talks and articles on flexible working. It’s a popular subject and there are many ways to work flexibly. So, what’s right for your organisation? You may have heard about The Right to Request Flexible Working but what does that mean in practice? The Flexible Working Regulations Act was introduced... Read more »

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Employee Handbooks – What should they contain?

One of my favourite pastimes is to read employee handbooks. Well ok, not favourite but I do find them fascinating. Much of my work involves finding out about, or crafting new, policies and often they are contained in an employee handbook. These are mostly available online these days, although some organisations prefer to continue giving... Read more »

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