Vaccinations and the Workplace – A Q&A with Su Allen HR

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] The global occurrence of Covid-19 and the subsequent restrictions, regulations, safeguards and now vaccines created to combat it have raised many discussions on workplace health and safety, managing risk, personal choice and freedom, privacy, and many more that will undoubtedly develop as the year progresses. Therefore, this month’s

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Employing People With Criminal Records

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] On 28 November 2020, changes to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) filtering rules came into effect, to remove the ‘multiple convictions rule’ and prevent the disclosure of youth cautions. Filtering rules exclude certain information about minor criminal offences from DBS certificates.  These are termed ‘protected cautions’ or

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Employment Law in 2020 – This Is The Year That Was

Every year, UK Employment Legislation sees a number of changes, to accommodate new precedents set by cases and court rulings, and to reflect changes to lifestyles, societal needs, political landscapes and more. I think we can probably all agree that 2020, possibly more so than any other year in recent memory, handed those out in

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When an Employee Requests Their Personal Data – A Q&A with Su Allen HR

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] A Subject Access Request, known as an S.A.R., is a request made by an employee to their employer for information held about them.  Although there could be a number of motives for these requests, they are typically made as part of an intended grievance. As an unexpected side

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Concerns, Confusion and the ‘Covid Secure’ Workplace

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Back in July 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised that workers should “start to go back to work if [they] can” Whilst this advice has once again shifted (he is now saying that people should work from home again, where they can!), what is clear is that it

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Preparing for Winter in the Workplace During a Pandemic

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Winter is on its way (not that you would know with the temperatures we are currently experiencing!).  It will soon be time for warmer clothing, hot drinks, cozy environments with an open log fire, and lots more time indoors with colleagues, family and friends. Right, now that we

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Cyber Security And The Effects of The Pandemic

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Has your organisation ever fallen foul to an email virus or phishing scam?  Whether you have been directly affected or not, it’s likely that we have all witnessed a potential threat or scam land in our inboxes. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken these threats to a whole

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Covid-19 and Mental Health – The Other ‘Second Wave’

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] In our June Blog, we discussed steps for running an organisation in a time post-Covid-19.  However, getting back to ‘normal’ is about more than simply the operational practicalities.  Although many of us will have experienced periods of anxiety, stress and loneliness during the pandemic and at times these

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