What classes’ as long term absence?
There are two stages to managing an employee’s long-term sickness absence. The first is to manage the employee’s absence from work and the second to manage their return to work. The management of an employee’s absence should be carried out proactively with the prime aims being to support the employee and facilitate their return to […]Continue reading
What is constructive feedback?
Constructive feedback is supportive feedback given to individuals to help identify solutions to areas of weakness they may have. Therefore, it comes with positive intentions and is used as a supportive communication tool to address specific issues or concerns. Purpose of Constructive Feedback The purpose of constructive feedback is to give feedback to an individual […]Continue reading
The concept of unlimited holidays for employees originates from Silicon Valley in the US and, at the time, attracted headlines for its radical approach. Companies were allowing employees to take as much holiday as they wanted, but usually with the condition that their work had been completed before their leave. The aim of such a […]Continue reading
Do you need to introduce a period policy?
The BBC recently reported that Spain intended to introduce legislation to give women suffering from severe period pain three days’ medical leave each month, paid for by the government. This could be extended to five days in appropriate cases. In response, several UK charities have called on the government to introduce similar legislation. Although the […]Continue reading
What you need to know about the new ‘fire and rehire’ code
What is fire and rehire? Dismissal and reengagement, commonly known as ‘fire and rehire’, is a practice employers adopt when making changes to terms and conditions of employment. Employees who refuse to agree to proposed new terms are dismissed and re-engaged on different, often less generous, terms. Firing and rehiring is not unlawful, but the […]Continue reading
How do you deal with retirement?
Employers that compulsorily retire employees, or attempt to pressurise them to retire, are at risk of direct age discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. Therefore, employers should treat older employees with care and ensure that managers avoid making stereotypical assumptions about the abilities or performance of older employees or their future intentions to “wind-down”. The circumstances […]Continue reading
What is an exit interview?
An exit interview is a formal talk between a company and an employee who has decided they wish to leave the business. You can think of an exit interview as the opposite of a job interview, where instead of asking the individual why they want to join the company, you are getting information about why […]Continue reading
IS IT TIME FOR A HR SPRING CLEAN?
Most businesses will have contracts and staff handbooks in place. You may have put these in place during the infancy of your business, when you were trying to keep expenses to the minimum and focus on business operations and productivity. It is likely that your organisation has grown, changed, evolved, and become more agile over […]Continue reading
Constructive dismissal may be less common than wrongful dismissal or unfair dismissal, but it’s no less unpleasant for all parties involved. A successful claim for unfair dismissal can be costly and also cause reputational damage to a business. Taking the phrase ‘people don’t leave companies, they leave managers’ to the extreme, constructive dismissal is disagreeable […]Continue reading
Tackling in work poverty
Too many working people are trapped in poverty. What can you do to help? Work can – and should – be a reliable route out of poverty, but with one in eight UK workers living in poverty, and the cost of living rising, a percentage of your workforce could be struggling to cope. Supporting your […]Continue reading