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Judge finds HR department failed to prove a business case for dismissal

Two office workers have been awarded almost £30,000 by an employment tribunal after a mix up with their HR department over annual leave entitlement. The tribunal heard that the employees worked 12-hour shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Their … Continue reading

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UK and gender equality – no progress in the last ten years

In the light of the unpleasant publicity around Harvey Weinstein, it appears that the UK’s gender equality at work has barely changed in 10 years, a recent report has found; sparking warnings that women could be waiting decades to see … Continue reading

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Time off for parents to grieve

Legislation that will provide a statutory right to time off for employees who lose a child has been praised for providing working parents with ‘reassurance’ at a difficult time. The new law will create a right for parents to take … Continue reading

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Admin grind causing people to leave the office

A third of workers are tempted to leave their job, or have already left a role, because they are spending too much time on ‘work admin’, a new study has found. The survey of 2,034 UK employees also revealed that … Continue reading

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Make sure redundancy selection criteria are objective!

A travel company that assumed a pregnant employee would be happy to switch to a job share when her role was at risk of redundancy has lost an employment tribunal. The Employment Tribunal heard the employee was dismissed through redundancy. … Continue reading

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Take time out of the office and network to drive creativity and entrepreneurship

Businesses that want their employees to be more innovative should send them out of the office more often, new research has found. The study revealed that managers who demand constant outputs from their staff don’t give enough time to think, … Continue reading

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Employers not making their staff aware of changes to the childcare voucher scheme

More than a third of employers are unaware of upcoming changes to the childcare voucher scheme, despite significant reforms coming into force in just six months. A recent survey also revealed that, 90% ran a childcare voucher scheme, just one … Continue reading

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First prosecution for business failing to implement pensions auto enrolment

UK Pensions Regulator has announced the first prosecution of an employer who failed to comply with the law on auto-enrolment. The rules on auto-enrolment require employers to automatically enrol workers in a pension scheme that meets certain minimum requirements. The … Continue reading

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Personal Data and the GDPR

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is implemented in May 2018, consent for employers to access and use data will have to be freely given by employees and that consent must be specific, informed and revocable. The GDPR expressly … Continue reading

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Are your managers trained to investigate?

Conducting Workplace Investigations 8th November 2017 in Dundee Feedback from previous delegates: “Very useful training – to the point but personable” “Interesting and informative presentation, leaving me feeling confident to investigate matters” There are many occasions where there is a … Continue reading

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The 121 HR Business Partnership is at the heart of the relationship with our clients.

The partnership brings the benefits of cost-effective HR support and professional advice without the worry of escalating legal fees when issues arise.

 

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121 HR Business Manager is a professional HR service provided to businesses on an outsourced basis. Each business has different needs, therefore we tailor our service and approach to fit perfectly with your organisation.

 

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121 HR Solutions provide a comprehensive range of HR services that can be accessed through the Business Manager package, or more commonly on a short-term project basis. This is useful to organisations that do not employ full-time HR staff and lack the knowledge and skills required.

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