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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Reporting a Colleague for Misconduct – Whistleblowing Guide

Most of us will have a grievance with a work colleague at some time or other but these are usually ironed out pretty quickly. If you can’’t resolve your issue, you might be wondering how to report a colleague. There are usually procedures in place for you to take the matter further. How to Report […]

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 […]