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Taking The ‘Bait’ At Work: Avoidance Techniques

We’re all probably familiar with an annoying colleague who thrives on winding up the staff in order to make everyone’s life a misery. Whilst they may not be breaking any work legislation in terms of issues such as Sexual Harassment or racial discrimination they might simply be the type of person whose conversation and/or behaviour […]

Team building and Employee Wellbeing

There are too many employers who take a narrow-minded approach to their employees’ health. They may follow all of the statutory health and safety laws and try to create a pleasant atmosphere in which to work for the benefit of the welfare of their workforce. Nevertheless, employers can still often be left frustrated with a […]

Redundancy

If you are facing redundancy, you should still be treated fairly by your employer and there are certain steps they would be expected to follow. You may also be entitled to a redundancy payment. What is Redundancy? Redundancy is a form of dismissal from a job. It can come about for several reasons. For example, […]

Pre-Employment Screening

Many of us are usually only familiar with pre-employment screening or ‘background checks’ in conjunction with job applicants who might be seeking to work with children and other vulnerable people. However many other types of candidate vetting procedures are commonplace. Employers not only want to get the most qualified and suitable people working for them […]

Reporting a Colleague

Most of us will have a grievance with a work colleague at some time or other but these are usually ironed out pretty quickly. And if your grievance escalates and can’t be resolved between the two parties, there are usually procedures in place for you to take the matter further. It may begin with speaking […]

Objecting to Changes in an Employment Contract

If your employer wants to make changes to your employment contract such as your pay, your hours, location or holidays, it can be a worrying time for you as an employee. If you don’t agree to the changes, you do have certain rights. A contract can generally only be amended according to its terms, or […]

Improving Staff Morale in The Workplace

Although most of us would far prefer to be out enjoying our leisure time or on holiday than working for a living it’s also far better to enjoy our work than to loathe it. There are many ways in which an employer can motivate their workforce and boost morale but it’s a sad fact that […]

Job Interview: Questions That Should Not Be Asked

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 companies an opportunity to find out whether or not jobseekers have the skills and personal qualities that the job demands as well as allowing them to gauge whether or not […]

How to Impress in Your New Job

You’ve passed the assessment centre impressed at interview and then received the incredible news that you have been offered the job. Good news! Justifying Your Employer’s Selection It can be such a welcoming surprise to be selected for a job that it’s easy to forget that this is just the beginning. The hard part starts […]

How to Reduce Absenteeism

Whilst most workers are only absent from work for genuine reasons such as injury or sickness, every company has problems with people who take time off work for no particular valid reason, although they’ll almost always come up with a legitimate ‘valid excuse’ (even if they’re lying). A high level of absenteeism is not only […]