Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive season? Ashok Kanani sets out some festive essentials for employers. Workplace Christmas parties bring up issues of conduct and discrimination. For example, employees may misbehave, or employers may have to make adjustments to Christmas parties… Continue reading

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Employers fail to give fifth of new joiners appraisal after first year, study reveals

Employers fail to give fifth of new joiners appraisal after first year, study reveals   Managers ‘too busy’ to offer formal feedback, say more than a third of staff     On paper, appraisals are the yearly event employees face with a mixture of trepidation and anticipation – but that’s if staff actually have one… Continue reading

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On the seventh day of Christmas, my employee brought to me…Christmas party misconduct

If your CEO was an HR professional, they would probably cancel Christmas parties but as they are not, you will need to be prepared to deal with any issue arising. Thankfully, the majority of Christmas parties take place with very little drama. However, issues which can arise include office disagreements being replayed at the bar,… Continue reading

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Commission and holiday pay case heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Lock v British Gas judgment could provide clarity but may be appealed again An answer in the long running saga on whether commission should be included in holiday pay came a step closer recently when the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) heard an appeal in the case Lock v British Gas Trading. The judgment is expected… Continue reading

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Two thirds have never received personal finance education

While many employees want personal finance help from their employers, few receive this Two-thirds (64%) of UK employees have never received personal finance education, according to research commissioned on behalf of the Open University Business School (OUBS) and Share Radio. The research also found that, while four in five (81%) employees want personal finance help… Continue reading

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