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Creating a More Inclusive Workplace: The Importance of Updating Employment Handbooks and Policies

At The People Shed, we understand the ever-evolving landscape of the workforce. In recent months, we’ve been diligently updating employment handbooks and policies to meet the changing needs of employees and ensure compliance with evolving regulations. This commitment to adaptation not only reflects our dedication to inclusivity but also underscores our mission to prioritise employee […]

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Upholding Fairness and Consistency: A Guide to Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures

In any workplace, maintaining order and resolving conflicts are essential for fostering a productive environment. Central to achieving this is the implementation of robust disciplinary and grievance policies. These policies not only serve as guidelines for addressing employee behaviour and grievances but also ensure fairness and consistency in the process. At The People Shed, we […]

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Navigating the End of a Fixed-Term Contract: A Comprehensive Guide

The world of employment is constantly evolving, and with it, the various types of contracts that bind employers and employees. One such contract is the fixed-term contract, designed to have a predetermined end date or termination condition. However, what happens when that end date arrives and the contract is not renewed? In the UK, the […]

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10 ways to deal with resignations

When an employee takes on a role, it is not expected that they will commit the whole of their working life to their new employer – at some point they may wish to explore an external career opportunity and try something new. For this reason, businesses should understand how to respond to an employee’s resignation […]

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The Importance of Keeping Job Descriptions Up to Date for Your Employees

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, where roles and responsibilities can shift and new positions emerge, it’s crucial for organisations to ensure their employees have up-to-date job descriptions. Job descriptions serve as a blueprint for employees, outlining their responsibilities, expectations, and growth opportunities within the organisation. In this blog post, we will delve into the […]

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The importance of making employees feel valued.

While finding good employees is the first step to generating a strong workforce, maintaining them is even more crucial. Did you know that employees who feel valued are one of the key indicators of job performance? The benefits of making employees feel valued are not only limited to employee happiness but also provide benefits for […]

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The UK Employment Law Landscape

As we move further into 2023, the UK employment law landscape is set to undergo some significant changes, let’s look at what they are: Bills in the House of Commons: 1. Fertility Treatment (Employment Rights) Bill This Bill would require employers to allow an employee to take paid time off work to attend fertility treatment […]

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The shorter working week – CIPD

The movement towards a shorter working week has gathered momentum due to a number of companies taking part in four-day week trials in the UK and abroad. These trials will give insights into how these organisations manage to move to a four-day week and provide learnings for other employers. What is still ambiguous is the […]

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Has your employee not submitted a sick note?

As an employer, there may come a time when you have an employee that is off sick for over a week but hasn’t submitted a fit note. The question is, what do you do? Most employers allow employees to self-certify their absence for the first seven days of sickness, and require a fit note for […]

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Are you prepared for the teachers’ strike?

After an overwhelming vote for strike action by teachers, schools in England and Wales will close for seven days in February and March meaning working parents will have to arrange alternative childcare. Strike days may close schools or force them to restrict attendance depending on the level of staff they have available, according to government […]

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