Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits.

Starbucks upgrades its Mental Health Benefits. Among all of the expectations and desires of the modern workforce, a survey shows that mental health programs and benefits are the top of their wish list.   This does not come as shock. A study completed by ‘National Business Group on Health’ found that from 2,200 employees, 27%… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: When is a “belief” a belief?

When is a “belief” a belief?   The Equality Act 2010 was brought into force on 24 January 2010 – happy anniversary!   One of the most important parts of the legislation was to create ‘protected characteristics’, i.e. traits or characteristics which are protected from discrimination. These characteristics are:-   Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage… Continue reading

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How you can overcome the 2020 ‘New Year Blues’.

How you can overcome the 2020 ‘New Year Blues’. How have you been feeling since you have returned to work? Are you your normal cheery and positive self? Or have you noticed any of your colleagues/employees acting differently since 2019?   If you haven’t been feeling yourself recently or have noticed a co-worker acting strangely,… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!

HPC Law Update: Tribunal Claimants Beware!   Since the abolition of Tribunal fees for bringing a claim against an employer or former employer, the Tribunal have seen steady increases in the number of claims being brought. To some extent this is no surprise.   Even if a Claimant ultimately loses their claim, it is very… Continue reading

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A Lesson in Employee Wellbeing By – Paul Corcoran CEO of Agent Marketing.

HPC have been fortunate enough to discuss with Agent Marketing how they have centred ‘Employee Engagement & Wellbeing‘ into their workplace culture. We had the chance to speak with the MD of Agent Marketing, Paul Corcoran and talk with him on how important his employees engagement & wellbeing has been to the success of his business.  … Continue reading

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How to support staff affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

How to support staff affected by SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).   The temperature is dropping, the daylight hours are diminishing and the icy freeze is descending. With winter now settling in, has your business thought about how seasonal weather changes can affect your employee’s mental health and wellbeing?   A study by the NHS states… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update: Employment Tribunal Time Limits.

HPC Law Update: Employment Tribunal Time Limits.   The time limits for bringing a claim before the employment Tribunal are extremely tight. The time limit is generally three months less a day from the date of effective termination, or from the act of harassment or detrimental treatment.   The effective date of termination (EDT) could… Continue reading

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Gender Dysphoria & Transgender in the workplace.

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How to support transgender employees in the workplace.   Workforces across the country are made up of a diverse group of individuals. If you are an owner, director, HR manager or in any form of a people managing role it is vital you best know how to support your team’s individual needs. In this week’s… Continue reading

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64% Increase in Employment Tribunals since 2017

64% Increase in Employment Tribunals   Employment Tribunal.   An employment tribunal (ET) case is not a process any employer or employee enjoys being involved in. ET’s can be a lengthy, costly and emotionally draining legal obligation, which can leave both business and personal relationships in shatters.   A simplistic understanding of an ET is… Continue reading

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How to make sure employees have a healthy work life balance.

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How to make sure employees have a healthy work-life balance all year long.   The 7th – 11th of October 2019 saw the popular ‘Work Life Week’ program commence. It has been designed to encourage employers and employees to focus on their well being in and outside of the workplace. It is important for employers… Continue reading

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