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The Day I Jumped Out of a Plane….. November, 2011
As many of you know, I did a sky dive in aid of Meningitis UK in August. My daughter was diagnosed with meningitis when she was just 14 months old and we have supported the charity ever since.
In May I became a trustee and decided to do something to raise funds for them. For some […]
Ready for Auto-enrolment? 5 Tips to Get Ahead of the Game November, 2011
Only one in three workers is contributing to a pension scheme and a further 8 million are saving absolutely nothing towards their retirement.
Performance Management - Are Your Managers Up To It? November, 2011
Research carried out by the CIPD at the beginning of 2011 indicated that the main barrier to improving employee performance was a lack of confidence or competence on the part of line managers.
Agency Workers Rights March, 2011
From 1st October 2011 the Agency Workers Regulations will become law making it a legal requirement that agency workers receive the same treatment as permanent staff in relation to pay and basic working conditions, subject to a 12 week qualifying period. These regulations are a result of the European Temporary Agency Workers Directive and will affect […]
Abolition of the Default Retirement Age March, 2011
2011 will see the phasing out of the Default Retirement Age so that employers will no longer have the right to compulsorily retire their staff purely on the grounds of their age. Currently employers can compel their staff to retire when they reach age 65 but are required to issue a notification of retirement at least […]
Changes to Paternity Leave and Pay March, 2011
Back in April 2010, legislation came into force which entitles employees to a total of 26 weeks Additional Paternity Leave to look after their child, if the child is born on or after 3rd April 2011. This date is fast approaching so here’s a recap of the main points.
Additional Paternity Leave (APL) is in […]
Swine Flu – A Sensible Approach Required September, 2009
Considering that the Swine Flu pandemic earlier this year was something of a non-event, the level of hype over the potential resurgence of the disease over the forthcoming winter seems, to me at least, to be a little over the top. It’s as though the moderate contamination rate and minimal fatality count has left the […]
British Airways – Taking a Pay Holiday September, 2009
Desperate situations call for desperate measures, but as cost cutting schemes go, it was an extraordinary move from British Airways to ask their staff to do without pay for a month this summer in order to ease the company’s financial burden. Following the announcement of huge trading losses, CEO Willie Walsh made the announcement that […]
Re-Hiring Redundant Staff September, 2009
As the country edges gingerly out of recession, businesses that have previously made staff redundant may find themselves in a position where they need to take on more staff. Re-employing staff that you have earlier made redundant may be a cost effective and speedy solution as only minimal training will now be necessary and they […]
Flexible Working Changes Set to Go Ahead March, 2009
Changes to the Flexible Working rights that will greatly expand the number of workers eligible to claim flexible working, are due to be implemented this April, despite opposition from business groups. Currently, parents of children up to the age of 6, or 18 if the child has a disability, are able to request flexible working […]