How to Deal with Flexible Working Requests

Flexible working requests can be submitted during times when employees may need some extra help in striking a healthy work/life balance, or when circumstances might prevent or make it difficult for them to continue with their existing working conditions, so it is important to take them seriously and be considerate to the needs of your employees.

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HR points to remember over the Festive Party Season

During the Festive season, most businesses recognise that festive parties or other social gatherings are an excellent opportunity to build rapport with colleagues and let off some steam after a stressful year at work. Employees must remember that they are still responsible for conducting themselves in a way which promotes a positive company reputation, and also that drunkenness should not be seen as an excuse for misconduct.

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Dealing with Adverse Weather: Adverse Weather Policy

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Winter can bring with it, its workplace own issues, in terms of staff shortages, absence, travel disruption and an increase in requests for annual leave. This is why an adverse weather policy is so important in the winter months. The main issue that comes to mind in the winter months is when employees can’t get to work because of snow. However, the cold and flu, lower temperatures and mental wellbeing all play their part in the winter months.

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Why is it important to act in a sympathetic manner, and explore reasonable adjustments when dealing with absence?

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When dealing with employee absence, it is very important to show empathy for the employee’s circumstances, as well as following an attendance management policy, effectively exploring the possibility of making reasonable adjustments to allow the employee to return to their role, or one which is similar.

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Equal Pay

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Tesco has recently hit the headlines facing a multimillion-pound equal pay claim from over 8000 shop floor workers who are claiming that they are paid significantly less than their warehouse based colleagues.
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Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018

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On 13 September 2018 the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill received Royal Assent. This Act will create a new legal obligation on employers to provide parental bereavement pay to parents.  When the Act comes into force, it will allow parents who are dealing with the death of a child under the age of 18 to two weeks statutory paid leave if they wish to utilise this.

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