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Are dress codes in the workplace as outdated as 80s fashion?

This week, Jeans for Genes Day invites employees to wear jeans to work in return for a contribution to the charity that supports children affected by a genetic disorder in the UK.  As this event gains more engagement every year, it raises a valid question; is there any reason why employees of certain sectors can’t… Read More

One in five employees fail probation

One fifth of new recruits don’t pass their probation or have their probation period extended.  So whilst employees might think that getting a job in the first place is the toughest part, does the real challenge lie in passing the probation period? Poor performance was the most common reason cited by employers for letting their… Read More

Are Dads struggling in silence with work-life balance?

Being a working parent is a delicate balancing act which challenges even the most organised.   As children go back to school this week after the more relaxed vibe of the summer months, parents face another year of juggling the demands of both work and family. But when we hear so much about the challenges… Read More

One in five employees have resigned over a terrible boss

There’s an old saying that still rings true today; ‘you don’t leave a company, you leave a manager’. For some people, no truer words have been said if they’ve experienced being managed by a terrible boss during their career. If you’re nodding while reading this with your own recollection of a less than perfect leader… Read More

Employee engagement: an end goal or an enabler?

Employee engagement must be one of the biggest catchwords of recent years in the world of HR. Knowing the importance it has on the ability for organisations to survive and thrive, how do you achieve the idyllic place where all employees are indeed, engaged? Perhaps it might be easier to start with what employee engagement… Read More

Compassionate enough with your compassionate leave?

When an employee faces a bereavement, it can be a difficult and emotional time. Therefore it is imperative that you give clear and immediate guidance on your compassionate leave policy.  How you deal with bereavement can be enormously helpful in an employee’s hour of need – giving timely advice on how much compassionate leave they are entitled to… Read More

The Toxic Employee

Have you ever come across a toxic employee in your workplace?  Chances are you have.  You might even have one amongst your team right now. You know the ones – they gossip, complain, moan and blame others.  They’re distracting, damaging and draining not only on your time but on those they surround. A toxic employee… Read More

We’re biased to those employees who come into work early

According to recent research, we are biased to those employees who come into work early. The research, conducted at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, set out to understand if employees were being penalised for using flexible hours.  The results are clear; those who come in early are seen as more conscientious and… Read More

The Queen’s Speech: what impact on employers?

The dust is settling over a turbulent Westminster following the snap election and hung Parliament result. When The Queen formally opened Parliament in June, Theresa May’s grand promise of the ‘greatest expansion of workers’ rights in history’ was put in doubt.   A number of the Conservative manifesto pledges were excluded; new leave rights, worker… Read More

One hour contracts. An answer to the gig economy?

The gig economy, specifically zero-hours contracts, have seen a lot of news coverage recently and most of it is negative. Despite this, there has been a 13% rise in the use of zero-hours contracts in the UK in the last year. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics: 8% of those in… Read More

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