- Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) in the workplace

Do you go to work afraid to be your real self for fear of what might happen if people knew the truth? I am not talking about having your ‘business head’ on and not joking around in the same way as you may when out socially with friends. I mean ‘playing the part’ all day,

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- Money vs Job Satisfaction – Which makes you happier?

Or put another way, do you live to work or work to live? We all find and experience happiness in different ways; what works for one doesn’t necessarily extend to others. Some of us find contentment in a simpler way of life. This could be through enjoying the ‘here and now’ with family and friends,

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- Pros and Cons of Social Media in the workplace

First question; do you have any private social media accounts? Now be honest, just between us, have you ever looked at them during working time or made comment about your employer or colleagues? Did you stop and think about the potential consequences before you pressed the ‘post’ button? With the influence of social media (Twitter,

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- Is your business GDPR-ready?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018, replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA). Assuming you are currently fully compliant with the DPA you will have strong foundations to build upon to ensure that you are GDPR ready. Essentially, the GDPR gives individuals greater rights regarding their personal

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- 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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