Consultation or criminal charges – when redundancies go wrong

Managing the redundancy process, particularly around consultation is never easy, however as news reports have shown over the last few days, getting it wrong can not only be damaging to a company’s reputation it could result in criminal charges against the board of directors. It has been reported that the CEO of Sports Direct, Mike… Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions – By Eluned Ward

At the beginning of the New Year there is a temptation to set all kinds of resolutions of what you are going to do different/better/more of/less of, which you then fail to keep. We have all been guilty of doing this in the past, but this got me thinking about what questions HR and Managers should be… Continue reading

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And on the last day of Christmas, my employee brought to me…Social Media

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become a common “virtual” place for people to interact with each other both professionally and socially. These applications can have a positive impact on business in terms of marketing the brand and networking but they can also cause a cyber-headache. The likelihood is that some, if not most of your… Continue reading

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On the eleventh day of Christmas, my employee brought to me…Gifts to and from suppliers

Christmas is the perfect time for suppliers to deliver branded mouse mats and calendars.  It is also a time when employees are invited out to lunch or dinner by suppliers or potential suppliers.  Indeed, your business may hold its own event for clients. Whilst the newly introduced Bribery Act does not currently cover the receipt… Continue reading

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On the tenth day of Christmas, my employee brought to me…No Christmas Bonus

It has been a tough year financially for many businesses and in this time of austerity, many are cutting their cloth accordingly.  This includes reducing any bonus payments. If your business normally provides a Christmas bonus, before you consider whether you can save money by not paying out, check your terms and conditions of employment. … Continue reading

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