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Needing to cut operating costs?

As companies struggle in the current economic climate more are looking to cut costs through other ways than the traditional approach of compulsory redundancy. A recent survey has shown that ... more


Managing those challenging staff discussions

Have you ever had to have a discussion with a member of your team which you know is going to be difficult?  They are bit like the common cold: we’ve all had one but there is never a ... more


Are you ready for the Jubilee Bank Holiday?

On Tuesday 5 June there is an extra bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the spring bank holiday has been moved to Monday 4 June to accompany it. Whilst we are all no ... more


Call for Fit Note Improvements

Do you find that the new ‘fit note’ helps you to manage sickness absence? If not you are not alone. Only 30% of manufacturers have reported that they have assisted managing absence in ... more


Effective Date of Termination

Once notice of termination has been given, it cannot be withdrawn unilaterally, whether by the employer or the employee. The notice period can only be shortened or extended by mutual consent. The ... more


Promoting Positive Mental Health at Work

Managing mental health in the workplace can prove to be difficult and time consuming for the best of employers. ACAS have recently published their new guide which provides lots of help, case ... more