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Graphite Express articles for the week ending 27/04/2012

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Allowing Holidays For The Olympics

“I am starting to receive requests from my employees wanting time off for the Olympics, how do I respond to all these requests fairly?”

The Olympics is a very exciting .... View the full article...

 


Ask The HR Expert

I have an employee complaining that his secondment isn’t working for him, and wants to move departments earlier than originally agreed, what can I do about this?

Secondments, .... View the full article...

 


Garden Leave - What An Employer Needs To Know

While it is never possible to guarantee that there will be no legal challenges to a policy, there are steps you can take in order to reduce the likelihood of them and hopefully ensure that any such challenges .... View the full article...

 


What is TUPE?

Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)

If there is one subject likely to make most employment lawyers wince it is TUPE. It is an extremely complicated area and not one .... View the full article...

 


How To Deal With An Employment Tribunal

Dealing with a Tribunal claim against your company can be a stressful and costly experience. In this article we provide some advice to assist employers who find themselves on the receiving end of such .... View the full article...

 


Ask the HR Expert:

I have advised staff that we need to reduce contractual hours in order for our business to make money. Can I force this change?

Reducing employees’ contractual hours seems like .... View the full article...

 


Book Review: ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever

This is one of the best books that I have read in a while - Rework authored by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson and wonderfully illustrated by Mike Rohde. This book is for any entrepreneur, employer, .... View the full article...

 


The Big Idea - The Chimp Paradox

Having heard Dr Steve Peters being interviewed twice on the radio recently discussing his new book, The Chimp Paradox, I was sufficiently intrigued to invest in a copy and see what all the fuss was .... View the full article...

 


Allowing Holidays For The Olympics

“I am starting to receive requests from my employees wanting time off for the Olympics, how do I respond to all these requests fairly?”

The Olympics is a very exciting .... View the full article...

 


Unfair Dismissal Rules Change, One For The Employers Finally!

It isn’t all that often that the Government makes changes to employment law in a way that benefits employers. Usually business owners hear that their employees are being given protection in .... View the full article...

 


THE BIG IDEA – Using Stress to Achieve Positive Changes

How many times do you hear people in the workplace discussing their stress levels and worrying about the amount of pressure they are under, whether it be deadlines to meet or their ever growing workloads?  .... View the full article...

 


How To Fairly Accommodate Different Religions Into Your Working Environment

Religion and belief is a very personal issue that affects every part of an individual’s life.  The biggest barrier to creating a respectful and tolerant workplace is getting individuals to think .... View the full article...

 


Ten Tips When Dismissing an Employee

Although the statutory dispute resolution procedures have been repealed in Great Britain, there are still a number of factors that need to be considered to make a dismissal as risk free as possible. The .... View the full article...

 


I want to force employees to take holidays during the Olympics, can I do this?

As with any other matters to do with holidays, the first place you have to start is your contract. Do you have any specific contractual terms stating whether or not the company can decide when an employee .... View the full article...

 


Ask The HR Expert

I have an employee who has worked with me for a number of years however we have noticed that he is often taking longer at lunch and on some days returning to work slightly intoxicated which is naturally .... View the full article...

 


How To Become A Better Manager

The importance of an engaged workforce is critical to the success of any organisation. An engaged individual is someone who is committed to the goals and values of the organisation and motivated to contribute .... View the full article...

 


UK Supreme Court Rules on Compulsory Retirement Ages

A recent Supreme Court judgment has provided significant guidance on the objective justification of compulsory retirement ages.

This hot topic will be heard more and more frequently by tribunals .... View the full article...