The Importance of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

May 17, 2024

In today’s interconnected and multicultural world, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are not just buzzwords; they are essential components of a thriving workplace. Organisations and businesses that prioritise EDI initiatives not only foster a more positive and innovative environment but also gain a competitive edge. Central to these initiatives is the training of employees. Here…

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Fire and Rehire: A Guide for Employers

May 3, 2024

The government released an updated “firing & rehiring” Code of Practice for companies in February 2024. The guidelines are essentially the same as the draft Code that was first released in January 2023, with the exception of a few modifications brought about by public feedback. The Code is now awaiting Parliamentary approval, potentially taking effect…

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Navigating Flexible Working Requests

April 26, 2024

In the evolving landscape of work culture, flexibility has become a key component in attracting and retaining talent. With advancements in technology and changing societal norms, many employees seek arrangements that allow them to balance their professional and personal lives effectively. As an employer, handling flexible working requests requires careful consideration and adherence to legal…

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Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

March 22, 2024

In today’s evolving landscape of employment law and human resources practices, one concept gaining increasing recognition and importance is neurodiversity. Neurodiversity encompasses the natural variation in human brain function and cognition, celebrating differences in neurological makeup rather than pathologising them. As workplaces strive for diversity and inclusion, understanding and accommodating neurodiverse individuals is not just…

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Navigating Menopause in the Workplace

March 8, 2024

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) released menopause in the workplace guidelines on 22 February 2024. The guidelines outline the legal responsibilities of employers under the Equality Act 2010 and includes a warning that menopause symptoms may be deemed a disability if they significantly and persistently impair a woman’s capacity to perform daily tasks.…

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Unconscious Bias – Navigating its Impact in the Workplace

February 22, 2024

In today’s diverse and dynamic workplaces, fostering an environment of inclusivity and equity is paramount. However, despite our best intentions, unconscious biases can seep into our decision-making processes, influencing everything from hiring and promotion to day-to-day interactions. In this blog post, we delve into the concept of unconscious bias, explore its pervasive nature, and discuss…

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Strategies for Managing Workplace Relationships

February 15, 2024

While workplace relationships can foster camaraderie and collaboration, they also pose unique challenges for employers. From maintaining professionalism to minimising conflicts, HR professionals play a crucial role in managing workplace relationships. In this blog, we will explore effective strategies for navigating the complexities of workplace romance and fostering a positive work environment. Implement Clear Policies…

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What’s Coming in 2024

January 25, 2024

The following is a summary of what we know so far of what is coming in during 2024. January 2024 Amendments to Equality Act 2010 Rolled-Up Holiday Pay – allowed for irregular hours workers and part-year workers The change applies for holiday years beginning on or after 1st April 2024 Rolled-up holiday pay will be…

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Navigating the Return to Work After the New Year

January 2, 2024

As the festive season comes to an end and the calendar turns to a new year, it is time to bid farewell to the holiday cheer and gear up for a fresh start at work. Returning to the office after New Year’s Day can be both exciting and challenging. This blog will guide you through…

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Guiding the Festive Spirit: Managing Employee Behaviour at Christmas Parties

November 29, 2023

The Christmas period can be an enjoyable time for employees in the workplace with social events, heightened spirits and (sometimes) a slowdown in the pace of work. Work Christmas parties are a good way to boost staff morale and make employees feel appreciated. To ensure that celebrations remain enjoyable and in line with the company’s…

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