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Does your employee contract template do the job?

Written contracts for employees may seem like burdensome paperwork. Yet another admin step prolonging your recruitment process. That is, until the full extent of their importance becomes clear to you when something goes wrong later on. You may fee...


Summer is here! Time for romance?…..

Written by Simon Morgan, The HR Dept South East London and North Kent. The sun is shining, the warm summer evenings are long, drinks after work… And where is this heading? Well, yes, quite often to workplace romances! Did you know rese...


How to address poor time management with employees

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” “Something more important came up” “I don’t have time right now. I’ll do it later” Sound familiar? If employees are providing these common excuses when you ask them for an update...


How to support an employee who is caring for a dependant

As many as one in seven of us is providing unpaid care for a sick or elderly relative. This can be in addition to paid employment, so it is possible that you may have some carers amongst your workforce. Unsupported employees with caring duties can...


When do I need to do a fire risk assessment?

Last year there were three fatal accidents as a result of exposure to fire in the workplace – a thankfully low number. But more broadly speaking, figures from the Home Office show that across England there was a 5% increase in fire incidents co...


How would you rate your workplace well-being?

How well is your workforce? The UK has been ranked 24th out of 25 comparator economies for work-life balance in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) second Working Lives survey. This suggests that workplace well-being in th...