Employers can monitor private messages, ECHR rules

Employers can justify reading workers’ private online messages, after a judgment yesterday in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The ECHR ruled that a company that read an employee’s Yahoo Messenger chats that he sent while he was at work was within its rights. The judges said that the employer had a right to check… Continue reading

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Making Work, Work Better – By Darren McLeod from Agent Marketing

So much to do and so little time. We’ve all said it. We’ve all gazed at the blurred scribbles of a never ending to-do list, wondering where to start and where it will ever finish. We all work to deadlines and sometimes it’s a struggle to find the time to get them done. Increasingly, we… Continue reading

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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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