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Getting ahead with good mental health in your business

As an employer you would not expect your employee to work as usual if they were suffering from a physical illness that caused them obvious pain. Unfortunately, when people are suffering from mental health issues such as depression the signs are not o...


How to manage an employee under the influence of alcohol

Did you know that 21% of adults* drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week? That’s more than a glass of wine or low strength beer every day. Perhaps you are not too surprised by this statistic as going for a drink is known to be a popular pastim...


Are your interviewing techniques a help or a hindrance?

Interviews. You either look forward to doing them, dread them or get someone else to do them for you. Perhaps you feel you have nailed your interviewing technique by now and typically follow the same process every time. This is great... if your techn...


What to do when an employee asks for a pay rise

Just when everything seems to be ticking along nicely, you get a request from an employee asking for a pay rise. Sigh. It could be right on time, perhaps you have been reviewing wages. Or, it’s caught you off guard and you’re left feeling stun...


How employers are facing rising costs

Written by Simon Morgan, The HR Dept South East London and North Kent. Spring is here but employers are unlikely to have a spring in their step just now. They are being clobbered by increasing costs. First, there’s the ongoing ‘will we,...


Four questions on staffing bank holidays in your business

With bank holidays approaching, you may well be wondering how best to manage your workforce to keep business running as usual. Depending on the nature of your business, staff could either expect to have the regular bank holidays off or be keen...