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When should you use settlement agreements?

A settlement agreement is a signed agreement that the employee will not pursue any sort of claim against the employers. These claims can include: –       Unfair dismissal –       Discrimination –       Unlawful deduction of wages –       Breach of contract Settlement agreements are best used […]

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How to manage a dismissal under two years

Some employers are under the impression that you are able to dismiss an employee for any reason if they have less than two years of service – this is not necessarily the case. In previous blogs, we have discussed fair and unfair dismissals and advice on how you should handle them, a lot of what […]

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How to hold a disciplinary hearing

Holding a disciplinary hearing can be a daunting task. We have highlighted below the steps that you need to follow and given some best practice advice on making the process and seamless as possible and as straightforward as possible:- 1.    If an issue arises that requires disciplinary action, you should always try to resolve the issue […]

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What is a fair reason for dismissal?

As an employer, you will often be faced with difficult situations and decisions involving your staff, which can ultimately lead to dismissal. It is important that you know the law surrounding dismissals and you know which reasons would be deemed as fair or unfair. Dismissing an employee inappropriately or unfairly may end up in an […]

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Guest Blog: Auto Enrolment, there’s a flood coming!

Keeping in with this month’s theme of employee benefits –  we have something a little different for this week’s blog. Justin Corliss, from AGL Corporate Services has written an insightful guide on how to deal with Auto Enrolment for pensions; ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___ […]

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Find out what your staff really want

Continuing on from last week’s blog about flexible benefits; As an employer, it is crucial for you to understand what benefits your staff really want. In recent years the focus has shifted from benefits such as gym memberships and holidays to long term benefits such as health insurance and pensions. In previous years, the benefits […]

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What are flexible benefits?

Flexible benefit packages give employees choice! They can choose the benefits that best suit their needs and lifestyles.  They can also help both small and large employers share the costs of coverage with their employees, while providing them with a competitive benefits package. Before implementing you need to decide how much choice you want to […]

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Pay Review

How do you conduct a pay review? This is an area that can quite easily become over complicated. It is however key to the employment relationship as it is very personal to the employees involved. Ultimately pay is the reason the vast majority of employees go to work and they want to know that they […]

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Effective Handovers

  We mentioned briefly in last week’s blog post how important Effective Handovers are when people are going on holiday. Handovers are essential, and a bad handover is sometimes worse than none at all. A week before you are due to go away, the handover essentially begins. Compose a document including what you are currently […]

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Managing Non-Attendance During Summer Months

  The Summer months are one of the busiest periods for planned absence. Last November we published a blog post called Managing Festive Holidays Fairly and Effectively, in which we advised that you gather your employees holiday requests early and grant holidays fairly, making sure everyone has got a fair deal. However, it is harder […]

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