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Jeremy Hunt imposes new terms and conditions onto Junior Doctors – How to effectively change the terms and conditions of employment

On 11th February 2016, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt took the decision to impose a new contract on Junior Doctors which amends their existing terms and conditions of employment.  Contract changes are sometimes necessary for your business so how would SimpleHR support an employer who needed to amend their contracts of employment for an existing […]

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Our Recruitment Department

Due to the needs of our clients ever growing and the internal growth within simple hr, simple hr is now excited to share the news with you that we are going to be launching a new department within Simple HR. We are launching a new recruitment department, already our existing clients have moved from using […]

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How to build the perfect team

Working as part of a team is not always easy, and it doesn’t work for everyone – but a strong team of  employees that work together well is an essential component of a successful business. The first things you need to think about when building a team is what the team is there to achieve. […]

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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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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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Dismissal Based on Conduct

Dismissal on the grounds of conduct is different to capability as this is a matter of choice by the employee, they refuse to do the work that was reasonably requested of them or refused to behave in a reasonable professional manner as required by their employee contract. Normally a single act of misconduct would not […]

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Training and Development, how important are they to you?

To develop your team well you need to consider 5 main factors, these are: Understanding the needs of your organization and team. Leadership development. Training and career development. Managing knowledge. Coaching and mentoring your people.  Why not see how well you are developing your team with our simple quiz: Training and Development – how important […]

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Managing Different Religions and Cultures through the Christmas Period

It can be easy to get swept up in the excitement of Christmas but bear in mind that some of your employees might not celebrate Christmas and could be feeling a little put out. It’s your job as an employer to make sure that all of your employees are treated with respect, no matter what […]

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Simple Stress Management Quiz

 In today’s world we are able to access our work email from all over the globe, this means you can stay on top of everything that is going on around you but what does it mean to your day’s off …. Not being able to switch off can be damaging not only to your work […]

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