Risk Assessments – Common Mistakes

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Risk Assessments – Common Mistakes Risk assessments are crucial for employers to manage the health and safety within their business. They are also a legal requirement in the workplace. This is so that you can spot the risks and then put measures in place to control them. By law, if you have 5 or more… Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome – Fact or fiction?

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Imposter Syndrome – Fact or fiction? Our Senior HR Advisor, Daniel Williams, discusses imposter syndrome in the article below.   As HR professionals, we tend to only focus on the low performers at work and how we can improve them. What if we flip reverse this and look at the high performers? They should be… Continue reading

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Employment Law Update | July 2021

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Employment Law Update | July 2021 James Mallon, our HR Business Partner, provides us with an Employment Law Update for July 2021.   National Employment Tribunal User Group The minutes from the May 2021 National Employment Tribunal user group are now available here. They show that as of March 2021, there were 44,000 outstanding claims;… Continue reading

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Workplace Fatalities | Health and Safety

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Workplace Fatalities | Health and Safety In this article, our H & S Consultant, Colin Jones, discusses workplace fatalities and the fatality figures for 2020/2021.   Provisional data recently released shows that a total of 142 workers were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21. This is an increase of 29 from the previous… Continue reading

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Employment Law Update | June 2021

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Employment Law Update | June 2021 James Mallon, our HR Business Partner, provides an Employment Law Update | June 2021.   Is a Philosophical Belief that gender is binary and that people cannot change sex, protected under the Equality Act 2010? In the Equality Act 2010, there are nine “Protected Characteristics.” This includes characteristics such… Continue reading

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders | Health and Safety

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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders | Health and Safety In this article, our H & S Consultant, Colin Jones, discusses work-related musculoskeletal disorders.   Musculoskeletal disorders can affect muscles, joints, and tendons in all parts of the body. Most work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) develop over time. They can be episodic or chronic in duration and can also… Continue reading

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A Guide for Employers: Employees Refusing to Return to Work

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A Guide for Employers: Employees Refusing to Return to Work In this article, our Senior HR Advisor, Claire McGuinness, discusses what to do if an employee refuses to return to work.   With the majority of workers already returned to work following the lifting of restrictions in May, some businesses are introducing a Hybrid Working… Continue reading

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Job optimism soars to the highest level since February 2013

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Job optimism soars to the highest level since February 2013   Job optimism has soared to the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic. So much so that UK employers are the most optimistic they have been about hiring since February 2013 – 8 years ago! The net employment intentions balance is positive across… Continue reading

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Head of Legal – Employment Law Vacancy

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Head of Legal – Employment Law Vacancy HPC is currently seeking a commercial and dynamic Employment Lawyer to join our expanding team.   We pride ourselves on partnering with our clients to provide commercial and pragmatic solutions, so this opportunity would ideally suit an Employment Lawyer who is passionate about delivering innovative solutions, which enable… Continue reading

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Employment Law Update | May 2021

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Employment Law Update | May 2021 James Mallon, our HR Business Partner, provides us with an Employment Law Update for May 2021.   EAT case considering Mutuality of Obligation Test   Employment status, and specifically whether someone is a worker, employee, or self-employed, has long been a contentious and confusing question for employers.  Why does… Continue reading

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