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Supporting staff return to work after cancer

With more people at risk of getting cancer, and more people surviving, the number of people returning to work will continue to rise. For employers, it’s imperative that the process is handled as best it can, not only from the perspective of the individual in their return.

Article by: Katrina Holden | Published: 5 February 2019

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Employee Ownership: It’s How it Makes You Feel That’s Most Important

For entrepreneurs and business owners, the exit is supposed to be the moment all your blood, sweat and tears finally become worth it. It should be the confirmation that you are set-up financially to create your new venture, or free to skip off on a happy, bountiful retirement.

Article by: Simon Poole | Published: 4 January 2019

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Supporting overseas employees

Globalisation continues to offer businesses exciting opportunities to expand beyond their current remit, and this creates new job opportunities for individuals. Working overseas can be a life-enhancing experience, but it’s not always positive if suitable due diligence hasn’t been conducted beforehand. 

Article by: Sarah Dennis | Published: 19 November 2018

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Shadow Chancellor proposes employee ownership

John McDonnell’s proposed to compel large companies to move towards 10 percent employee ownership, but CBI says it will reduce productivity. It is surprising that the CBI's immediate reaction to Labour’s employee ownership plan is that it is a “diktat” or an imposition and will reduce productivity not increase it.

Article by: Chris Blundell | Published: 27 September 2018

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Why your employees’ financial wellbeing matters

For years, employers have not really had to think about providing support to their employees around financial and mental well-being. This of course could be a legacy culture from when individuals worked for their employer and in return employers offered what they needed: a salary plus some health benefits and a final salary pension once they left.  

Article by: Banafsheh Ghafoori | Published: 29 June 2018

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When does notice of termination take effect?

The Supreme Court’s decision last month in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood was not just academically interesting, but also serves as another useful reminder to all HR practitioners of the importance of ensuring that any notice to terminate employment has been properly communicated to the employee in a clear and timely manner.

Article by: Leon Deakin | Published: 17 June 2018

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Self-employed staff, are they still a risk to your business?

We have all read the challenges made against Uber, Deliveroo, Addison Lee and Pimlico Plumbers by members of staff. The issue is not new and boils down to whether certain self-employed staff should be considered as employed (and subject to employers NI) and in turn whether they should then have employment rights and benefits.

Article by: Karen Holden | Published: 30 May 2018

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The steak holder experience

Restaurant chain Cattle Grid began in and around London, and is now expanding across the UK. The company decided that HR needed to prioritise employee experience, in order to build on that all-important customer experience and to meet growing expectations and competition and to drive this ambitious business forwards.

Article by: Matt Haworth | Published: 29 January 2018

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Learning the hard way | Print – Issue 159 | Article of the Week

Every employer would swear that putting employees at the heart of corporate L&D to drive results is essential. But L&D is failing to deliver the development experiences and career progression that today's employees put at the top of the list of must-haves. Little wonder then that valuable talent is leaving.

Article by: Carol Leaman | Published: 24 January 2018