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Changing times

If there was one thing you could change about your life what would it be? Dr Stephen Covey, author of best-seller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is giving a rare and exclusive talk at Westminster Hall, London, on 14 October.

Article by: | Published: 7 September 2009

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Musculoskeletal disorders and disability discrimination

It has been reported that MSDs are the second most common cause of sickness absence in this country and are, therefore, a potentially huge problem for employers and employees alike. Alexa Dunkley, Employment Team, Eversheds and Philip Davies, Associate, Eversheds give their legal views on the subject.

Article by: | Published: 3 September 2009

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The world’s biggest coffee morning

Simple, inclusive and enjoyable, holding a coffee morning in the workplace on the 25 September is an excellent opportunity to get staff together and engage them in a common cause.

Article by: | Published: 26 August 2009

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“You’ve been here how long?”

Retention is often an issue in catering and hospitality, but key staff at the Novotel London West have clocked up more than 500 years between them.

Article by: | Published: 7 August 2009

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Ross and Brand – not living the brand

A case of individual or corporate responsibility? Whatever you think of Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross, when they made that phone call to Andrew Sachs, it did indeed seem like they omitted to stop and consider how some people may well view what they were doing and, crucially, so did their bosses.

Article by: | Published: 29 June 2009

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High earners tax explained

With the new 50 percent additional rate of UK income tax, Sykes Anderson present options for high earners after 2009 Budget. A summary of the income tax changes by David Anderson solicitor and chartered tax adviser and Graeme Perry, trainee solicitor at Sykes Anderson LLP Solicitors and Chartered Tax Advisers.

Article by: | Published: 5 June 2009

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Default retirement at 65 – is it legal?

Unfortunately we will have to wait just a bit longer to find out. In October 2006, the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (known as the Age Regulations) came into force, introducing a standard default retirement age of 65. The Heyday Group (part of Age Concern) challenged the Age Regulations in the High Court in what has become known as the ‘Heyday Challenge', seeking to make it unlawful in the UK to force employees to retire at any age.

Article by: | Published: 19 May 2009

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Succession Planning

Challenging economic conditions bring into sharp focus the need for organisations across all sectors to adopt strategies that help drive and improve their operational effectiveness and efficiency. Managing for today is important, managing for tomorrow is even more critical. It is time to take a long hard look at how prepared your organisation is to meet this challenge.

Article by: | Published: 18 May 2009