Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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

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

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

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

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

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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Subject Access Requests – Redacting Information

Removing Personal Data Individuals have a right to information about what personal data is processed by an organisation, how it is processed and on what basis. Access to an individual’s personal data can be made by way of a Subject Access Request (SAR). As an organisation, if you are dealing with a SAR and need…

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HR Adventures: All the Fun of the Fair in Your Workplace

Picture a workplace that is as thrilling as a visit to the funfair. Just as funfairs are all about creating memorable experiences, we will explore how HR can transform the workplace into a vibrant, engaging, and enjoyable environment. Work can be like a rollercoaster packed with thrills, twists, and turns; here are some HR strategies…

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Weathering the Storm – Adverse Weather Preparedness

Adverse weather conditions can have a significant impact on employment, throwing a curveball into the daily operations of any company. In this blog post we will explore the role you can play in preparing for, managing, and mitigating the impact of adverse weather on the workplace. Communication is Key One of your fundamental responsibilities during…

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