Grounds For Refusing Suitable Alternative Employment 

grounds for refusing suitable alternative employment

Employers must offer any employee who is entitled to statutory redundancy pay suitable alternative employment if such a position is available during the redundancy process. At the point of the offer being made, an employee can either accept or refuse the job offer made. Regardless of the employee’s decision, if suitable alternative employment exists but […]

Disciplinary Hearing Witness Statements

Disciplinary Hearing Witness Statements

Witness statements play an important role in disciplinary hearings at work. They provide factual accounts of behaviours experienced or observed and are used to aid fair disciplinary processes. A witness statement is one way to ensure that all parties involved are thoroughly heard before any decisions regarding the outcome are made. Read on for an […]

How Social Events Can Improve Workplace Relations

How Social Events Can Improve Workplace Relations

Considering networking events, a staff get-together, or team days? Read on for the benefits of work socials and tips on how you can meet your employer obligations when managing events that aim to thank the staff, build better working relationships and positive company culture. Running a business is expensive, and when juggling day-to-day overheads like […]

How Does Redundancy Work During Maternity Leave UK?

How Does Redundancy Work During Maternity Leave UK?

If you’re considering redundancies at your organisation and have some employees who are pregnant, on maternity leave or shared parental leave, you must understand how redundancy affects these employees and how you must act in line with employment law. Redundancy that takes place during an individual’s maternity leave is subject to the same rules as […]

How To Be A Family Friendly Employer

How To Be A Family Friendly Employer

Employers that put their staff first, by supporting them in juggling their work/life balance and having family friendly policies, tend to benefit from positive working environments, low employee turnover and high levels of job satisfaction. This in turn can boost productivity and success across the board. Whilst employees are given employment rights around time off […]

How To Make Flexible Working Work For Your Business 

How to make flexible working work for your business

Flexible working is not only beneficial to employees, but when done well, employers can reap a multitude of rewards as well. With effective management and a bit of planning, all kinds of businesses can embrace and succeed with a flexible working culture. Tips For Making Flexible Working Work:  Equipment management – provide employees with the […]

Could AI Change HR As We Know It?

Could AI Change HR As We Know It

When most people think of AI, images of robot takeovers come to mind, but with so many day-to-day AI-enabled technologies like ‘Alexa’ and customer service chat-bots becoming ingrained into our lives, are we at the point where artificial intelligence can change the HR landscape as we know it too? Read on for a look into […]

How Long Can You Be Signed Off Work With Stress 

How Long Can You Be Signed Off Work With Stress

Employers need to take care of their employee’s well-being but at the same time minimise any work disruptions that may occur if an individual is signed off for stress. The length of time an employee may be signed off from work with stress depends on the type and severity of their mental health issue. In […]

How To Handle Political Activity In The Workplace

How To Handle Political Activity In The Workplace

Should open debate be encouraged or off-limits when it comes to divisive topics like politics at work? Ultimately this is the decision of each company, but employers should ensure they take a balanced approach. This could include setting policies that manage expected behaviours, providing a safe space for open dialogue at work, or stepping in […]