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Employment Contracts

Flexible Employment Contracts and How to Use Them

Flexible employment contracts can be beneficial for employers and employees. They help you run your business efficiently, whilst ensuring you have people available when needed. Flexible contracts should be easy to understand and manage. However, they can sometimes be complex so having clear

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Long Term Sickness
Employee Issues

Managing Long Term Sickness Absences – A Guide For Employers

People will take time off due to sickness or illness. Most employers are sympathetic about their team’s welfare. But, long-term sickness absences can put your business in a tricky situation. Particularly if you have no policy in place. Long term sickness absence is

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Fixed Term Employment Contract
Employment Contracts

How to Use Fixed-Term Contracts

What is a Fixed-Term Contract? A Fixed Term Contract: generally lasts from 6 to 24 months is agreed in advance by the employer and employee is for work requiring regular, committed full or part-time weekly hours ends when the specific need, task or

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Employment Contract
Employment Contracts

Employment Contracts – All You Need To Know

Employment contracts clearly set out the rights and responsibilities between businesses and employees. An employment contract is also known as a Statement of Written Particulars . Traditional Employment Contracts Also referred to as Full or Part Time Contracts, traditional contracts are the most

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Business HR Strategy

How to Recruit to Grow your Small Business

Do you need to recruit to grow your small business, but don’t know the best way to do it? Resource is a common problem for small business owners. Balancing working IN your business and ON your business can be a challenge. You are

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Gross Misconduct
Employee Issues

Gross Misconduct – A Guide For Employers

What is gross misconduct? Gross misconduct is employee behaviour so serious it destroys trust and confidence between employer and employee, making the working relationship impossible to continue. In a gross misconduct situation, an employee must have acted deliberately, and in full knowledge that

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Employee probation periods
Employee Issues

Top Tips on Effective Probation Periods

What are probation periods? An employment probation period is a trial period for new employees. Probation periods allow employers to deal with any early problems legally, with minimal fuss and minimal risk. A probationary period should be an essential part of your recruitment

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Business HR Strategy

Reviewing Your Business Structure – Top Tips

Your gut is telling you that something different needs to happen in your business but you are not entirely sure where to start.  It is a common dilemma for business owners and managers to identify what exactly needs to change and how. It

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How to keep your staff and business happy
Employee Wellbeing

How To Keep Your Staff And Your Business Happy

Being a good employer is all about keeping your staff happy, isn’t it? Of course, you want your staff to be happy at work, why wouldn’t you. However, are you placing the happiness of your staff above the happiness of your business? Common

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How to tackle staff presenteeism
Employee Issues

How to Tackle Staff Presenteeism

Presenteeism – staff coming to work whilst ill – has more than tripled in the last 8 years according to the 2018 Health & Wellbeing at Work Survey carried out by the CIPD. In 2010, only 26% of the HR professionals surveyed by

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Employee Wellbeing

10 Ideas To Make Your Workplace A Positive Place To Be

Having a positive workplace is an essential part of the success of your business. It is a great investment to make and positivity breeds positivity, so start small and watch it grow. Here are 10 ideas to make your workplace a happy place:

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workplace stress
Employee Wellbeing

How To Manage Work-Related Stress

Work-related stress, anxiety and depression are experienced by 1 in 6 British workers each year. This ill-health is costing business in the region of £26 billion each year due to increased staff turnover and lost working days. How can you as an employer

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Employee Wellbeing

Managing Stress in the Workplace – New Workshops

Managing stress in the workplace is good for business. Around 12 million working days each year are lost due to workplace stress. Stress has a major impact on employees physical and mental health and wellbeing, as well as affecting performance, behaviour and relationships

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