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Flexible Working

The response of an employer to request for flexible working is often one of frustration and annoyance because it distracts them from what they’re having to do in their day-to-day job. However, in my experience providing flexible working can actually be a...

Having Strong Leadership Qualities

I’ve recently been reading a number of posts on LinkedIn and other social media sites about how great leadership is based on you treating people how you would like to be treated yourself. Whilst there is no doubt this can be a good way of dealing with stuff...

Furlough Changes in July

From 1 July 2021, the level of grant will be reduced and you will be asked to contribute towards the cost of your furloughed employees’ wages. To be eligible for the grant you must continue to pay your furloughed employees 80% of their wages, up to a cap of £2,500 per...

Drug and Alcohol Abuse at work

Employers have a legal duty to protect employees’ health, safety and welfare. Understanding the signs of drug and alcohol misuse (or abuse) will help you to manage health and safety risk in your workplace. Sometimes addiction or misuse issues present as...

Dismissing a Long Serving Employee

If a long serving employee has made several mistakes, that are quite out of character, before dismissing them, you need to consider if they can be moved to another job. For example, a client contacted me recently regarding an employee (who has worked there for 15...