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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 […]

Handling an Office Romance

We all know that office romances and affairs happen. They’re certainly nothing new. What has changed, however, is the attitude of employers towards this conduct. In the past employers often turned a blind eye to what was going on. More recently, there have been attempts to ban office romances altogether and there are also widespread […]

Going On Strike

Industrial disputes 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 important to […]

Diversity Training

When approaching the issue of educating your workforce about workplace diversity the main core focus should be on policy and planning, recruitment and selection, training and the development and retention of staff and to deliver upon all these as part of the formulation of your corporate identity. Independent Assessment There are many companies who specialise […]

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 but sadly that’s still not the case in modern Britain. Thankfully […]

Dealing With Grievances

Nobody said the world of work would be all plain sailing and at some point in your career you’re bound to face some conflicts. People break the rules and fall out with colleagues or bosses every day, but the important thing is how you deal with it. You may not always see eye-to-eye with your […]

When Can An Employer Change Your Working Hours? UK Contract Law & Rights

It can be very stressful when your employer changes your working hours. You might be wondering if you have to work more than your contracted hours? Perhaps you are worried about changes to start and finish times, or working days? Our Guide to the law around contracted working hours, and your rights as an employee […]

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. Objectives of Appraisals Workplace appraisals actively involve employees understanding what is expected of them. By setting agreed objectives with your employer or […]

Sunday Working

Over the past few years, Sundays have changed from the tranquil relaxation at the end of a hard working week to a day when people choose to do their weekly grocery shop, visit their garden centre or opt to visit a leisure attraction. To many people, this flexibility has changed their lives for the better […]