Employers do not want employment law changes post-Brexit

Employers do not want employment law changes post-Brexit Employers do not want major changes to employment law following Brexit, according to a report from the CIPD and law firm Lewis Silkin.   Employment Regulation in the UK: Burden or Benefit? surveyed more than 500 employers and found that 93% of businesses viewed unfair dismissal laws… Continue reading

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Can you really be yourself at work?

When you’re at work, do you behave in the same way as you do when you’re at home? Or do you have a work persona – a duller, more subdued version of your real self?   Of course there are certain behaviours, such as swearing, or nudity, for example, that aren’t acceptable in any workplace,… Continue reading

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Are smartphones contributing to productivity issues?

  84% use smartphones in the workplace 78% regularly respond to text messages during working hours   online assessment   120 hours per year – spent on smartphones   The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research.   Research of 2,012 UK… Continue reading

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How to avoid legal hot water when hiring

__ – – – The recruitment process is crucial to any company who wants the right, most skilled and experienced employees at their disposal, but rushing this process can cause a number of legal issues for companies. – – Companies should always maintain they avoid discrimination in line with the 2010 Equality act, protected characteristics… Continue reading

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Employers ‘must change attitudes towards dress code discrimination’

___ Recruiters and employment lawyers suggest new legislation is not the answer New legislation will be less effective in putting an end to so-called ‘dress code discrimination’ than a culture shift among organisations, experts have suggested, as the fallout continues from a parliamentary inquiry into workplace attire. A report from the parliamentary committee for women… Continue reading

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