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How to manage an employee selected for jury service

Jury service is a trying time. And not always just for the accused. A juror may find it an unusual and difficult situation. And if they’re employed, what about the knock-on effects on their boss and the business? Some people will come up with al...

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GDPR is coming – is your SME compliant? Read our HR checklist to see what you have to do between now and 25 May.

Written by Simon Morgan, HR Dept South East London and North Kent The General Data Protection Regulation becomes law on 25 May 2018 and if you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to make changes to your business to ensure that it complies...

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HR DIY SOS

You started your business or got the job running it because you are really good at what you do. You have a passion for a product or a service, and you thrive from growth and success. You know you don’t have the skills for the legal bit, so you h...

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Culture clashes at work and how to avoid them

A French employee at a restaurant in Canada filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer. He claimed the dismissal was due to his French culture being perceived as ‘rude and aggressive’. What ca...

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Paws for thought

The benefits of allowing staff to bring their pets to work is well documented and proven. As long as no one is allergic to them and the pets (usually dogs, but not always) are safe and well behaved, everyone gains. It could even be a deciding factor ...

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What business owners can learn from Australia’s cheating cricketers

So much has already been written about the ball-tampering scandal that has hit Cricket Australia. But what could business owners learn from this? Expectations of staff should be set from the top that projects and tasks will be completed on-time, a...

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