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Shared Maternity Leave Proposal

Plans for shared parental leave announced by government The Government has proposed a new Children and Families Bill this will offer both parents the opportunity to care for a new born baby. The plans will allow parents to ‘mix and match’ the care between them for during the first year. It also aims to extend […]

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Employee Development

As an employer you expect your employees to invest their time and effort into your business but what about your investment? It should not end once they’ve signed on the dotted line of the contract, this should only be the beginning. Spending time and money on staff development should be part of your commitment to […]

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Dress Code – It’s a Balancing Act.

There has been a lot made of the “Eweida” ruling at the European Court of Human Rights this week but how does this affect your business? As an employer you must be aware of the Equality Act 2010 which protects employees from discrimination in the workplace. This week we have seen from the European Court […]

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Getting the Balance Right?

Smart phones, iPads, blackberry’s and the rest… all great technologies that allow us to stay in touch with friends and loved ones… and work! What does it mean for our worklife balance, well nothing if you have the discipline to keep it switched off. However, if something major is going on in the business it […]

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Implementation of Flexible Working

There are various ways for you to introduce flexible working into your business; compressed working hours; flexitime; job sharing and many others. Once you have agreed the best form of flexible working for your business you need to look at implementation. To implement any of these options you need to firstly ensure your Manager’s are […]

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How to Deal with the Challenges of Flexible Working

Following on from our blog “Could Flexible Hours help your business succeed?” Flexible working seems like an idyllic idea for the employee but what about you, the employer, what challenges do you face? Cost Impact on Customer Service Management of Flexible Hours Communication and Accountability Isolation and not feeling part of the team Cost effectiveness […]

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Simple HR Management Academy Update

Great news, we are re scheduling all our Management Academy Training Courses to ensure that everyone can join us! Some of our clients asked us to consider changing the dates due to Summer Holidays and as always we try to accommodate everyone. Unfortunately due to illness and injury we have had to postpone longer than […]

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Interpretation of Annual Leave during Absence

As per our recent article, the ECJ (European Court of Justice) have decided that workers who are ill during their annual leave should be permitted to reschedule that annual leave. UK Employers were concerned about the impact this would have on cost and production in their businesses. They had right to be concerned when the […]

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Mental Health – Are You Aware?

Has the economic climate had an effect on our mental health? Longer hours Money worries Threat of redundancy or  Unemployment All  these things can take a toll on your employees and in turn will affect your business. Did you know that as an employer you have a duty of care as set out in both Statutory […]

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News Update on Sickness Ruling

On 24th July the Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee who was off sick was entitled to be paid annual leave under the change to the Working Time Directive (Where holidays continue to accrue during sick leave.) They also ruled that she was entitled to carry forward the annual leave she had accrued […]

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