Monthly Archives: January 2018

Are you preventing tax evasion?

A new ‘failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion’ offence has been in force for several months but HMRC believe it is being largely overlooked. In the case the businesses, the offence will be committed where an employer or … Continue reading

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Time to change the traditional 9-5 working day?

Over half of UK workers believe that the traditional 9-5 work day is an outdated concept, with three quarters admitting that they work better at certain times of day, according to a recent study. The survey of 1,200 professionals explored … Continue reading

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How should employers be managing employees who claim to be stressed?

If an employee reports that they are suffering from work-related stress the employer should immediately conduct a risk assessment to evaluate the stressors that the employee is exposed to at work. If the risk assessment identifies areas where stress is … Continue reading

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Improve information in job adverts to ensure the best fit!

Salary is the number one reason why employees change jobs, according to research from one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites. The survey of 750 hiring decision makers in the U.S. and UK, found that nearly half of … Continue reading

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What should a good company absence policy contain?

Sickness absence is an issue all employers have to address at some point with their staff and the best way to avoid ambiguity amongst employees and managers is to have a well-developed absence management policy and to ensure that managers … Continue reading

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When an Employee Leaves…

When it comes to employees giving notice, there are several key areas to note: There is no entitlement to be paid instead of being asked to work notice. Employees can still be disciplined for misconduct, refusal to follow reasonable instructions … Continue reading

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Expected Employment Trends in 2018

This article focuses on the trends expected in 2018. What do we predict will occur? 1. More fluidity in the job market Research has found that three quarters of employees believe that job-hopping has become more acceptable and 2018 will … Continue reading

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Planned Changes to Pensions

Workplace pensions will be reshaped from the mid-2020s, in a move that will bring millions more people into the pensions regime and may increase costs and complexity for employers. Contributions will be calculated as a proportion of earnings for all … Continue reading

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How should employers deal with accusations of sexual harassment?

The recent flood of accusations of sexual harassment against senior figures is forcing businesses to examine the processes they have in place to deal with such a complaint. So what steps should employers take: • Be proactive in encouraging openness … Continue reading

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Will Brexit herald the end of the Working Time Directive?

Workers in the UK could lose their right to restricted hours of work, regular rest breaks, holiday and health and safety protection, following reports the Government will lobby to leave the European Working Time Directive following Brexit. Under the directive, … Continue reading

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