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.
Published: 5 February 2019
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.
Published: 4 January 2019
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.
Published: 19 November 2018
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.
Published: 27 September 2018
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.
Published: 29 June 2018
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.
Published: 17 June 2018
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.
Published: 30 May 2018
From the 6th April 2018, employers and employees will be required to increase contributions into their Qualifying Workplace Pension Scheme. The total overall contributions will rise from the current minimum of 2 percent of qualifying earnings to 5 percent; as at April 2019, they will increase again to a minimum of 8 percent.
Published: 22 February 2018
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.
Published: 29 January 2018
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.
Published: 24 January 2018