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How To Build a Better Team

Have you ever wondered how some work groups exhibit effective teamwork and others remain dysfunctional? Effective teamwork is both profoundly simple and difficult at the same time. These ten tips from …

Managing Risk In Your Business

Recent statistics have indicated a rise in the number of attempts by employees or former employees to misappropriate an employer’s confidential information and trade secrets.  So, how can employers adequately …

DVLA’s Share Driving Licence Goes Live

This new service allows GB driving licence holders to share their information held at DVLA with whomever they wish, putting users firmly in control. Although the Share Driving Licence service …

When to legally request Doctor’s Notes

An employee working for Pizza Hut in Canada rang in sick for one day stating that they had a cold. Their manager’s response was that they had to get a …

Is your employee’s vehicle shameful?

Many employees drive their own vehicle on work related-business, to visit a client’s premises, attend courses or conferences, or attend meetings. However, not everyone keeps their vehicle in showroom condition – …

How To Be A Busy AND Profitable Accountant

You’re an accountant. You’re good at what you do and you pride yourself on giving your clients a service that’s second to none. Your busiest time of year is tax …

How To Give Your Clients Value For Money

Do you feel used? Do you feel like without you, your client wouldn’t have developed their business as well as they have? Do you feel like you’re worth your weight …

What Does The Abolition Of the Paper Driving Licence Mean?

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photo-card driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display …

Probationary Period – What Happens If You Do Nothing

Probationary Period – What Happens If You Do Nothing Many employers prefer to subject new employees to a period of probation – indeed, there are many advantages to this approach. …

Do you have to manage diabetes as a disability?

Diabetes, medically classified as a disease, affects around 3.5 million people in the UK. Often referred to as a ‘condition’ as it can be managed but not cured.  As an …

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The 2015 General Election – The Possible Changes For Employment Law

2015 General Election In this blog post, we will take a brief look at the 2015 general election manifestos of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats & UKIP, in respect of …

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How To Conduct a Performance Appraisal

You’ve invested your time, your money, and all your energy into building your company. But no company can function for very long without a team of productive employees supporting it. …

New Compensation Limits – Effective April 2015

New Compensation Limits 2015 The Government has published details of the new compensation limits – annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment tribunals can …

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How to have an effective performance conversation

You’ve got an employee who isn’t contributing their fair share. You know you need to address it. The rest of the team can tell this employee is a poor performer. …

Is an employee’s email complaint a grievance?

Staff grievance An employee has sent you an e-mail, as their line manager, in which they have listed a number of issues they are “unhappy about” but it’s difficult to …

Useful info on the Government’s Fit For Work service

The Fit for Work service, previously known as the Health and Work Service, was launched at the end of 2014 and has been welcomed by the private sector. It is …

What the EAT thinks about Twitter

The explosion of social media has resulted in numerous examples where someone posts something on social media and then immediately regrets, it but can do little to delete it as …

Getting Employees to Add Value to Your Business ASAP…

Getting Employees to Add Value The successful Induction of a new employee is of vital importance. It is your opportunity to positively influence the new employee from day one, by …

What employers need to know about Shared Parental leave changes from April 2015

Shared Parental Leave will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after their child is born or placed for adoption. This could …

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How To Recruit The Right Person For Your Business

There are a number of things to remember as getting it wrong can be expensive both in terms of management time and cost but don’t worry there is help on …

The end of furlough is coming – are you ready?

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – known as furlough – has acted as a lifeline to millions and runs until the end of September. More than 11.4 million …

Annual leave and the COVID implication

In any normal year, it’s something of a national pastime to ask where friends and colleagues have been on holiday, or where they plan to go. And yet, as we …

Dismissal on the grounds of personal conduct

When newspapers around the world recently captured the moment that Professor Chris Whitty was accosted by a group of jeering males, the world and his wife were quick to pass …

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