10 secret, simple tips to improve employee engagement – By Elisabeth Chandler

10 secret, simple tips to improve employee

It goes without saying that by creating an engaged workforce leads directly to higher profitability, increased customer satisfaction and reduced turnover, however, the approach some businesses have been taking recently to improve engagement have not always generated the results they may have hoping for. A number of companies spend thousands of pounds every year on… Continue reading

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Employment law changes in 2016: eight things employers should know

In 2016, employers will begin to feel the impact of the employment law reforms made by the first Conservative Government in nearly 20 years, with some controversial decisions affecting a number of HR areas. The introduction of the national living wage sees a major change to minimum pay levels; this will be a big issue for… Continue reading

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Occupational stress ruling: managers’ notes save the day

The recent case of Easton v B&Q seems to offer reassurance for employers about failure to foresee occupational stress. But James Hockin sounds a note of caution. Occupational stress in the workplace is on the increase. The latest estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that in 2014/15 stress accounted for 35% of all work-related… Continue reading

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Expensive employment tribunal awards: six-figure sums in 2015

While employment tribunal fees have drastically reduced the number of cases and typical awards for claimants are generally four-figure sums, tribunal decisions still occasionally cost employers dear. We round up six-figure employment tribunal awards that employers were ordered to pay in 2015, with a total compensation amounting to £2.5 million. 1. Large award for caste… Continue reading

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Junior doctors restore strike dates as dispute over hours and pay reignites

Strike action by junior doctors is back on after talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and NHS Employers failed to reach an agreement. Three days of industrial action, due to begin on 1 December 2015, were called off but have now been reinstated, with the first day of strikes on 12 January. The negotiations… Continue reading

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