Monthly Archives: November 2017

Negotiating a graceful exit

Negotiating the exit of an employee is one of the hardest jobs faced by employers. Although the personal aspect can be difficult, from a legal point of view, ‘protected conversations’ where the employer negotiates an exit with the employee, can … Continue reading

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Supermarket failed to explain the consequences of breaching health and safety rules

An employee working in a supermarket’s delivery yard was unfairly dismissed for wearing headphones, an employment tribunal has ruled. The Employment Tribunal heard that the employee worked for Sainsbury’s as a commercial assistant in the delivery yard until his dismissal. … Continue reading

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When a Christmas gift is a bribe…

When the Bribery Act 2010 came into effect in July 2011, it was considered one of the toughest pieces of anti-bribery and corruption legislation in the world and thrust the activities of employees across a whole variety of sectors into … Continue reading

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Last remaining places for Presentation and Communication Skills!

Effective Presentation and Communication Skills 7th December 2017 in Dundee Do you lack confidence at work? Do you feel that you or your team need a bit of help to improve your presentation style and have more confidence to deal … Continue reading

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New Statutory Rates for Sick Pay from April 2018

The Government has published the statutory rates for sick pay, maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay from April 2018. The rate of statutory sick pay is increasing from £89.35 to £92.05. This increase is expected to occur … Continue reading

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Tightening up on “self employed” status – draft bill

The work and pensions committee and the business select committee has jointly published a report into working practice of so called gig economy workers which states that they face an “unacceptable burden” of having to prove they are workers – … Continue reading

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Are you dreading your appraisal?

January is often the time that businesses think about appraisals. Do you and your team “dread” appraisals? Here are some top tips to ease the dread and create a valuable and rewarding process: 1. Keep a performance diary It is … Continue reading

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New National Minimum Wage Rates

In the Government’s Autumn budget, it has been confirmed that the national living wage and the national minimum wage will increase in Spring next year. From April 2018, the national living wage (applicable to workers aged 25 and over) will … Continue reading

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Beat the Budget with cost effective HR support from 121

With the Budget on everyone’s mind today just a reminder that 121 HR Solutions can deliver outsourced HR support to suit any budget! We offer cost effective monthly HR Business Partnership Packages, one off HR Project Support or simply check … Continue reading

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Gender bias in recruitment – which words are “biased”?

A large-scale study of British recruitment adverts has revealed that that the use of gender-biased wording in advertising decreases the likelihood of job applications from female candidates. Sex discrimination in the workplace, whether conscious or unconscious, may begin at an … Continue reading

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