Legal considerations to bear in mind when drawing up a rota
Posted on 21/08/2015
Small, badly-run businesses may be able to get away with drawing up a handwritten piece of A4 paper and sticking it to the staffroom wall a week or so in advance, but savvy firms realise the importance of a well thought-through professionally-created rota.
How employers should approach mental health in the workplace
Posted on 20/08/2015
Mental health at work is everybody's business. As well as the wellbeing of the person suffering, it can also have a wider impact. In fact, according to the dispute resolution experts at ACAS, mental health problems cost UK employers an estimated £30 billion a year through lost production, recruitment and absence.
The importance of keeping accurate employee records
Posted on 19/08/2015
The days when employers had to keep fat, bulky files on their employees, with these locked away in the HR department office, are long gone. Thanks to ongoing advances in HR software, firms can keep all their employee data in one place and get the information they need in a click of a button.
Women 'more likely to take sick leave'
Posted on 18/08/2015
Women are more likely to take sick leave than men, a new study suggests. The Law Society’s PC Holder Survey 2014 claimed that more than a third (35 per cent) of women took time off last year due to ill health or injury, compared with 25 per cent of men.
Employers taking on new staff
Posted on 17/08/2015
A growing number of employers are planning to take on new staff, research has revealed. The Midyear Job Forecast by CareerBuilder.co.uk revealed that 45 per cent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff over the next six months.