- Religious celebrations in the workplace

Should companies put a blanket ban on all religious celebrations being represented in the working environment or is that a step too far? With so many religions represented in the UK, it is inevitable that questions will occasionally come up over how, if at all, to mark religious events. Should staff exchange gifts i.e. Easter

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- Childcare fees: what support can you offer?

As an employer, there are a number of ways in which you can support working parents, for example by subsidising childcare costs, or providing workplace nurseries or flexible working times. Although legally you are not required to offer any enhanced benefits, childcare voucher schemes are a way of helping employees with the costs of childcare

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- Combating sexual harassment in the workplace

What is sexual harassment, and does it matter? Under section 26 of the Equality Act 2010 three types of harassment are prohibited in relation to the protected characteristic of sex, as follows: • Sex-related harassment i.e. unwanted conduct related to the protected characteristic of sex; • Harassment of a sexual nature i.e. unwanted conduct of

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- Why you should be switching off this festive period.

The Christmas holidays are just days away, with some offices due to shut down for the whole Christmas and New Year period. However, many British employers will not enjoy this time away in its entirety – with many admitting to continuously checking emails, taking work-related calls or completing pieces of work, when they should be

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- ‘Tis the season… to remember the event etiquette

Annual works Christmas events are just around the corner; and with them bring a whole host of anxious employers who are worrying about what may happen this year. To help keep your mind at ease and your employees on the right side of fun, we have put together some simple dos & don’ts for this

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- Bringing positivity and productivity to your workforce

Following on from World Mental Health Day on 10th October, this month’s blog focuses on the wider issue of employee wellbeing and what you can do to help your employees help themselves. What makes for a healthy workplace As an employer we like to believe that we are running a tight ship with effective policies,

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- UK skills shortage: short-term concern or long-term crisis?

The UK skills shortage is at an all-time high, with the shortage of workers falling across multiple sectors including engineering, accounting, hospitality and care. The stats Job vacancies have risen by 16,000 from last year up to 767,000 (Office of National Statistics, May 2017), yet unemployment levels have dropped lower than they have been in

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