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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Management of Health and Safety at Work

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Management of Health and Safety at Work In this article our H & S Consultant, Colin Jones, covers the importance of Health and Safety Management at Work.   Companies can often fall into two camps regarding the management of health and safety. The system and process are either non-existent or far too complicated. Either way,… Continue reading

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Long working hours leading to thousands of deaths

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Long working hours leading to thousands of deaths   Long working hours are leading to thousands of deaths due to heart disease and strokes. This is becoming particularly prevalent among men and middle-aged or older workers. The pandemic has accelerated developments that could contribute towards the trend of long working hours. More than half of… Continue reading

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Maternal Mental Health Week 2021

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Maternal Mental Health Week 2021 This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Perinatal mental health refers to a woman’s mental health during pregnancy and the first year after birth. In support of this week, our article explores the struggles that employees’ have when returning to the workplace after maternity leave.   Returning from Maternity… Continue reading

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Remembering John Brady | Claire House Pay for a Day

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Remembering John Brady | Claire House Pay for a Day  Today, everyone at High Performance Consultancy and Claire House is thinking of John Brady, as his daughter Lucy (our Ops Director) has fundraised to Pay for a Day in his memory on his 90th birthday.  This is a very special day to Lucy and her family as… Continue reading

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Recruitment – Making sure you find the right candidate

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Recruitment – Making sure you find the right candidate Recruitment can be tricky at the best of times and now with most of the recruitment process being online, it is important to have a clear understanding of the recruitment process. It’s also important to fully understand the requirements of your business to ensure you are… Continue reading

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Employment Law Update | April 2021

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Employment Law Update | April 2021 James Mallon, our HR Business Partner, provides us with an Employment Law Update for April 2021.     1. “Workers” Given Additional Health and Safety Protections   From 31 May 2021, “workers” will gain the right not to be subjected to a detriment in health and safety cases.  This… Continue reading

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