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How to get the most from Careers Fairs

Careers Fairs are an exciting way of meeting up and coming talent, yet many smaller companies don’t make full use of them. We understand why; they can be expensive, hard work and a pain to organise. However, the benefits are great for smaller businesses.           Here are 5 top tips to […]

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Employee Referral Schemes

        When it comes to attracting the best talent, it’s easy to get bogged down in adverts, agencies and disappointing candidates. You find yourself asking ‘Where is all the good talent?!’ without realising that your employees have some of the best networks around. Employee Referral Schemes are nothing new but they are […]

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How to Attract the Talent of the Future

          Many businesses now believe the key to success is to recruit the talent of the future! But how do we go about attracting, engaging and retaining talent? We believe there are 5 simple and cost effective ways to do this: Employee Referral Assessment Centres Career Fairs Apprenticeships Funding Plan your […]

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Surviving an Employment Tribunal

          An employment tribunal is an independent body, which is there to resolve dispute between an employee and their employer. Why would an employee go to tribunal: they feel they want further resolution on an employment matter. What should you do – here are some tips to prepare you. If you […]

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Settlement Agreements – Our Top Tips

    What?  A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract made between an employer and employee that can be used to mutually bring an employment relationship to an end. The contract will set out the terms of the dismissal and once signed by both parties prohibits an employee from bringing legal action about the […]

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Our 5 Simple Top Tips on Fair Dismissal

Following on from our articles on the five fair reasons for dismissal we thought it would be useful to provide you our five simple top tips: Follow the process, don’t break the law: Do not leave yourself open to an unfair dismissal claim, even if this is not successful it is time consuming and costly. […]

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Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR)

        This is the catch-all alternative reason for dismissal where it does not fit into any of the other four categories. For dismissal to be fair you must show that you had good grounds for believing that the employment relationship must come to an end. Typical examples of SOSR dismissals are: If […]

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Dismissal Based on Loss/Lack of Qualification or Statutory Ban

      If an employee’s job role is dependent on them holding a qualification, and they proceed to lose that qualification what do you do? For example, if an employee role is a delivery driver, and they lose their driving licence are you legally able to dismiss them? In short, yes. However, you have […]

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Dismissal due to Redundancy

            A redundancy situation is always going to be complex and difficult for all involved. In order for a redundancy to be deemed fair, you need to be able to demonstrate that you considered all alternatives to avoid the redundancy situation and that all potential affected employees entered into meaningful […]

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How do you know it’s the end of the road?

When do you decide that enough is enough and the employee is not adding value to your business nor are they likely to do so? Why not take our quiz and see if you know when it’s time to let go!    

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