Are Employment Tribunal Fees Making A Return?

It has been no secret that since the abolishment of Tribunal Fees following last year’s supreme court ruling, employment tribunal claims have sky rocketed. However, there could be light at the end of the tunnel. When fees were first introduced (alongside ACAS acting as conciliators), there was a significant fall in the number of claims being […]

How Should Employers Manage Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual harassment in the workplace affects over half of women, and men, in the UK and, despite the Me Too movement, most of these cases go unreported. In fact, a recent study by Young Women’s Trust found that a third of women do not know how to report sexual harassment and a fifth state that […]

Beginner’s Guide to Health and Safety at Work

Employers have a duty of care and responsibility regardingthe health and safety of their employees and any visitors to their premises. This includes customers, suppliers, volunteers and any visiting members of the public. The employer has a duty to ensure that every person on the premises is safe and, if an incident were to occur, […]

How To Nail Your Job Descriptions

It costs over £4,000 to recruit a new member of staff and can take up anywhere between 25 – 50 hours of your time from looking through CV’s, arranging and sitting in interviews and contacting unsuccessful candidates. This means that it is very important that staff retention rates are high so that you can avoid […]

Do You Need A COSHH Assessment?

What is a COSHH Assessment? A COSHH Assessment is a risk assessment that focuses solely on hazardous substances in the workplace. The purpose of this assessment is to decide on what control measures need to be put in place to prevent or adequately control the exposure of their employees to substances hazardous to health. A […]

To What Extent Can You Monitor Your Staff At Work?

As a manager, it can be hard to keep an eye on each one of your employees especially if you run a large business, are off the premises regularly or if you have staff that work remotely. One of your biggest worries can often be that your staff are either being overworked – and not […]

Why Should SME’s Outsource Their Health and Safety Needs?

When it comes to Health and Safety Support, SME’s are one of our biggest client bases, mainly because small businesses don’t always have the resources, financially or otherwise, to support having their own in-house health and safety team. When a business has five or more employees, they are required by law to have a competent […]

Should You Provide Post-Interview Feedback to Candidates?

The #FightForFeedback campaign made the rounds across social media last year as candidates voiced their desire for post-interview feedback to be made a legal requirement for employers. In fact, surveys have shown that 77% of 18-23-year olds believe that feedback following a face to face interview should be mandatory and that 83% of candidates claim […]

What Is Leavism and How Do I Stop It?

What is Leavism? Leavism is when employees take annual leave but instead of taking a break from work, they use the time to catch up on their backlog. Often, they find that getting the work done out of working hours means they are not constantly interrupted by colleagues, calls or emails. Leavism is becoming more […]