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Focus on…Flexible working

Flexible working has never been more relevant than during, and after, the pandemic. Employers had to adapt quickly to enable people to work from home and now that employees have seen it can be done, […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – March 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Ljegede v […]

Is flexible working to become the default?

For employers, the pandemic has raised many hurdles. But one of the most notable for many, was the unprecedented requirement for staff – with the exception of key workers — to work from home. Presenting […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – November 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Fa Carillion […]

Four ways employers can ensure they provide fairness to all workers

As many organisations adopt hybrid, flexible and remote working models, how can employers ensure that every single employee is treated evenly and fairly, regardless of where they are based? The ‘Mind the Gap’ report released […]

UK employment law cases spotlight – September 2021

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Seccombe v […]

How to ensure performance does not slip when employees work from home

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant many employers have had to get used to home working where it might not have previously been an option. And, as April 2021 research by the CIPD states, 33% of employers agree […]

The road to recovery – HR’s long Covid considerations

As the coronavirus pandemic continues and the country moves into a period of relaxed restrictions, there are long-lasting effects of Covid – both for victims suffering from long-term symptoms, and also businesses trying to cope […]

Five key employee relations challenges for the property industry

With government guidance and rules relaxing across the country in relation to Covid-19 restrictions, businesses in all sectors are welcoming employees back into the workplace. However, what should an employer do if an employee – […]

Could data analysis drive a new level of employee relations?

Data is everywhere, in both our personal and professional lives. Some people love how it has transformed the way they shop, bank, communicate and so on, with data-driven algorithms driving ultra-personalised and highly convenient interactions. […]

Acas report – Estimating the cost of workplace conflict

Workplace conflict is costing UK employers a staggering £28.5 billion, according to a recent Acas report. Published by Professor Richard Saundry, from the University of Sheffield Management School, and Professor Peter Urwin of the Centre […]

Menopause – we need to talk

Although the menopause affects more than half the population, and most people are aware of the more well publicised symptoms – such as hot flushes – it is not discussed as openly as it perhaps should […]

Updating procedures when navigating a global crisis

A level of certainty within the workplace can help to reduce stress, increase employee compliance and avoid disputes. So how can employers address the unpredictability that continues to arise, as a result of Covid-19? Jayne […]

Mental health – the impact of COVID-19

With the introduction of the UK shutdown in March 2020 and the more recent restrictions imposed in November 2020, the effects are being felt by employers when it comes to the mental health of their […]

Can there ever be a happy marriage between HR teams and their employment law advisors?

Pete Byrne, our founder and CEO, delves into the traditional relationship between HR departments and employment law teams – and what the missing ‘spark’ could be to ensure true wedded bliss. The current climate has shone […]