Things to Consider in Employment Law This Year

With the start of 2021 already seeing the departure of the UK from the EU and different aspects of employment law changing, employment law departments will need to be aware of some of these changes to ensure they are forward thinking and proactive. Brexit is a key thing to consider this year in employment law. The UK can now officially depart from EU employment law however this is probably not going to be the case any time soon. What will make…

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The Covid Vaccine: Is It Required in The Workplace?

The covid vaccine has proven to be successful so far in the UK, with many NHS workers having already positively received their first dose of the vaccination. The vaccine has also been rolled out in care homes and been prioritised for adults aged 80 or over. Of course, the vaccine has been developed with the view of protecting everyone from the virus, so what will happen once businesses and schools are able to reopen and go back to ‘normal’? It is…

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Can an Employee’s Response to Grief Suffice as A Disability?

Everyone copes with a bereavement in their own way, which also means it affects everyone differently. In many cases, grief can be so debilitating for someone that it has long term effects on their day-to-day activities. In which case, the Equality Act may be able to protect such employees if the long-term effects have caused a significant change in them as to amount to a disability. In the Equality Act, a disability is defined as having a substantial and adverse effect…

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Unemployment and Retraining – How to Remain Optimistic

In a scattered and unpredictable job market where we are seeing increasingly devastating effects on the backhand of a global pandemic, many people have been faced with unemployment and the difficulty of finding another job. One proactive and effective way of remaining optimistic and ensuring you have a strong chance at becoming employed again is by retraining via online distance courses. Recent search has shown that in 2020, over 50% of workers took courses to better their job prospects. Amongst this…

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome at Work

Working from home saw many businesses being innovative and creating a completely flexible approach to working. With the lack of face-to-face communication and social interaction, employees working from home have been experiencing feelings of imposter syndrome more than ever. This is something that everyone should be mindful about and understand that it is just a reflection of the circumstances rather than being deep rooted in your ability. A useful way of dealing with imposter syndrome is by ensuring there is total…

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Firing and Rehiring during the pandemic

The Trade Union Congress has recently found that one in ten employees were told to reapply for their current role on worse off terms and conditions. If employees didn’t cooperate then they were threatened with being fired. This is something that HR will need to be mindful of as it could again cause the number of cases leading to the tribunal to significantly increase. A significant increase in claims means more pressure on ACAS and longer waiting times for cases to…

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Exit Interviews: Are you ready to hear the truth?

When a reliable and committed employee decides to leave a company they have worked in for a while, often their boss will wonder what drove them away. Such reflection is required to enable effective improvements in ensuring staff retention. Often when someone is leaving a company, they will be more honest about what could be done differently and why they no longer felt as though they fit in their workplace. An exit interview is a sound idea to gauge exactly…

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The Ways That HR Can Support Bereaved Employees

As we have seen the debilitating effects of the coronavirus on a lot of people in recent months, many people have lost their loved ones along the way. It is important for HR to support their employees in situations like this.  The pandemic has caused a massive increase in the number of people grieving the loss of a loved one, and often long after compassionate leave employees are still feeling the effects of grief on their day-to-day life, which can…

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Effective Changes to Consider for Your HR Department

If your business operates with an in-house HR department, arguably it has a pivotal role in delivering all the key elements that ensure the smooth and strategic running of the company. Namely, on boarding and employee engagement, training and development, company policies and contracts, and dealing with any employee issues. These all have equal weighting to ensure the success of the company.   The pandemic has meant adapting and thinking outside of the box; HR has also seen the development of…

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Why You Should Not Attend Work When Self-Isolating!

With Covid cases soaring, more and more people are being told to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive. If you yourself have needed to take a test and test positive, all your details are stored in the name of public health. Therefore, you must self-isolate to ensure you curve the spread of the coronavirus. Many people feel they can avoid self-isolating and continue going to work as normal in situations where they only have to…

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