Employing somebody without putting in place an employee contract is much like jumping from a plane without a parachute. It’s extremely likely to end in tears.If there’s one thing we’ve learnt from our experience in HR, it’s that every employee-employer relationship should be underpinned by...

Say the words ‘holiday entitlement’ to any employer and they’re likely to come out in a rash.This particular part of running a business can be riddled with difficulties and uncertainties, from the reshuffling of staff to cover absences to the actual working out of entitled...

Sometimes it can feel as though employment law is out to get you. Not only is it baffling and complex, it’s also constantly evolving. So even if you think you’re on top of it, tomorrow you may be back to square one.Which is why we’ve...

We love social media. When used correctly, it’s a business’ best friend. Get it wrong, however, and the consequences can be pretty darn messy.Behind its laidback, smiley face façade, social media is absolutely riddled with risks for businesses. Just one unwanted comment can bring even...

Complying with rules on working time, pay and health and safetyEmployers increasingly have to manage employees travelling long distances to places other than their normal workplace, including overseas. Queries can arise over an organisation’s obligations with regard to working time, pay for travelling time, transport...

Better education from employers needed, and further intervention from government likelyMany workers are still uneducated about pensions, former minister of state for pensions Steve Webb has warned.Speaking at the Secondsight Annual HR Masterclass, Webb said that while people on high salaries with large pensions could...

Workers over 50 are routinely being overlooked for promotion despite possessing the knowledge and experience needed to fill the UK’s leadership skills gap, according to a new report. The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)’s Untapped talent: Can over 50s bridge the leadership skills gap report...

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