March 4, 2020

A number of people have asked about the position with respect to sick pay when an employee self isolates, and so this short update is intended to clarify the situation. 

When an employee who self isolates is given a written notice,  usually issued by a GP or by 111, the...

February 28, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are a number of sources of advice for employers. 

The government publishes daily updates at :

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

The NHS website has more information about how coronavirus is sprea...

February 20, 2020

From 6th April 2020 all organisations will be required to provide a written statement of particulars to both employees and workers from day one of their employment and will also need to include extra information relating to variable working hours, paid leave, benefits,...

February 2, 2020

Drivers of employee engagement?

Survey platforms identify what is claimed are ‘drivers’ of engagement. They are intended to provide HR and mangers with important data on where to direct their efforts if they are to improve engagement.

Unfortunately, these results are bas...

October 28, 2016

An Employment Tribunal has, this afternoon, ruled that two 'Uber' drivers are actually 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996, and not self-employed contractors as Uber had claimed. 

In this case it has been decided that the drivers are 'workers'...

February 8, 2016

Managers and staff alike generally dread the annual appraisal round. In my 30 years in HR the most commonly cited reason is the score, or grade, managers are obliged to bestow on the employee. The dreaded ‘overall score’ that marks you out as a winner or a loser, the s...

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