GDPR For Employees: Your Data, Your Rights

So by now, pretty much everyone who reads the paper, listens to the radio or watches the news will have heard of GDPR, but what actually is it? And what does it mean for you? What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is essentially a new piece of legislation which tells everyone how […]

Understanding Your Employment Contract

Once the excitement of landing your job wears off, you now have to think clearly about the contract of employment you’ll be offered. Once you accept an offer of employment a contract of employment comes into effect. This can be an oral agreement or a written document. If your employer does not normally issue a […]

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 […]

How to Retain Talent

Keeping your best talent onboard is crucial to a company’s ability to thrive and prosper. It ensures your customers remain satisfied increases your sales and enables you to plan for future developments better. Exit Interviews Exit interviews have become increasingly popular over recent years. When an employee leaves, he or she will usually be invited […]

Dealing With Problem Supervisors

It’’s well accepted that from time to time, we’re all going to have some kind of conflict with our immediate supervisors. After all, problems and issues will always surface occasionally within the workplace and it’s often the case that a ‘clear the air’ discussion benefits both the supervisor and the worker in order to move […]

Health & Safety at Work: Your Rights Explained

All workers are entitled to work in an environment that is reasonably safe. Primary responsibility for ensuring health and safety in the work place is down to employers. However employees also have some responsibilities. Your Employer’s responsibilities Employers have a number of responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of their employees. These include: Assess […]

Should the Employee Return to Normal Duties?

Q.Recently one of our employees fell over and struck his head while working as a machinist and was unconscious for a few minutes. An ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital. It was reported under RIDDOR 95 and the appropriate accident report form filled out and signed. The employee has returned to work […]

Domestic Violence and Your Work Life

Most of us would believe that domestic violence at home and the place in which we work are totally unrelated. However, it is important to remember that home and work issues cannot always be kept separate entirely and domestic violence can impact greatly on the working life of someone who is being abused. It can […]