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Discrimination at Work

Discrimination at work has been a real problem for some people in the UK, making it difficult for certain groups to get jobs or making their working life miserable. Everyone has the right to be treated equally and fairly when it comes to employment. Sadly that’s still not always the case in modern Britain. Thankfully […]

Improving Staff Morale in The Workplace

There are many ways in which an employer can motivate their workforce and boost morale. Creating a positive workplace with a strong sense of team improves productivity. It will also reduce sick days and result in higher staff retention rates. Our guide looks at improving staff morale in the workplace and offers some ideas on […]

Opting Out of Sunday Working – A Guide to Work Hours Law

Over the past few years Sundays have changed from a day of rest, to a day when many businesses are open. This relaxation of the laws on Sunday working has improved access to leisure and shopping for many. However, many employees do not wish to work on this traditional day off. So is opting out […]

The Value of Workplace Appraisals

It is important to keep your employees focused and motivated if they are going to make a valuable contribution to the company. To do this, companies often adopt the practice of workplace appraisals. Whilst they can be regarded with dread, appraisals are important. They are a two way conversation, with employees getting the chance to […]

illegal Interview Questions – What Not to ask in a Job Interview

It is perfectly understandable that companies want to use a job interview to find out as much as they can about the applicant. Interviews give the chance to find out whether or not jobseekers have the skills and qualities that the job needs. However, there are some interview questions that should not be asked. Whilst […]

How to Go on Strike & Give Notice of Industrial Action

Strikes and industrial action are costly and damaging to companies and employees alike. Any organisation’s culture and procedures should seek to avoid any potential conflict that might result in workers going on strike before it arises. However, this isn’t always possible. Dealing With Industrial Disputes & Heading Off Strike Action If a dispute arises, it’s […]

Can my Employer Change my Contract? Objecting to changes

If your employer wants to make changes to your employment contract such as your pay, your hours, work location or holidays, it can be a worrying time. You may be wondering “can my employer change my contract?”. Be assured that If you don’t agree to contract changes, you do have rights. A contract of employment […]

Criminal Background Checks: CRB & DBS – What Jobs Require Checks & What Do They Show?

Many jobs require criminal background checks before an applicant starts work. This is usually because the job involves contact with vulnerable individuals. The main employment areas which ask for these checks are jobs involving working with children or vulnerable adults, and healthcare workers. Other jobs which commonly request background checks might involve security, or responsibility […]