Month: November 2017

Community Chest: Christmas parties

It’s that time of year which signals an influx of holiday requests, cheap tinsel and Christmas parties. For those battle hardened amongst you, the Christmas party venue would have been booked in January, usually at the same location as the previous five years. This community chest focuses on behaviour at the event and how to ensure your employees represent you in the best possible light. Between this and our info filled article on how to avoid the Christmas party hangover from hell you will be fully equipped to deal with the festive season! This month, we have scoured the...

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Holidays & what you should learn from Ryanair

Within the Working Time Regulations 1998, all employees are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks holiday. Not being organised or planning in advance for annual leave could land an employer in hot water – just ask Ryanair. Ryanair have received widely publicised criticism for not managing employees’ holidays correctly. The impact and final cost of this has not been published by Ryanair, but it has been estimated to have cost over £20million. The aim of this article is to stop small businesses from falling into the same trap and costing the employer hard earned cash. Know your employees’...

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The office Christmas party and how to avoid the hangover from hell

Christmas is fast approaching and with it, the office Christmas party. It is widely acknowledged that an office Christmas party has advantages. They are often morale boosting and provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate success, network and mingle with co-workers you don’t get to see on a day to day basis. However, whenever employees let off steam there are likely to be fallouts. This article looks at how you can protect yourself from legal disputes arising, and if they do occur, help manage a potential hangover from hell. Open bar means potential trouble While you would be seen as...

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How to create a Sexual Harassment Policy

Following the latest scandal which has spread from Hollywood to Westminster, sexual harassment is again plastered over the front pages of the papers and trending on social media, it seems timely to create a Sexual Harassment Policy. Despite having Equal Opportunities within the workplace since the ‘70s, it has been proved time and time again that gender hypocrisy still exists within the workplace. Sexual harassment can impact greatly on the victim’s emotional and mental health, leading to a loss of self esteem. For the majority of people, work is where you spend most of your time and, to victims,...

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Drive Further come together to raise money for charity

Independent collective, Drive Further, raises £1,780 during health and wellbeing week for two leading charities. Taking place between the 23rd and 27th October, Health and Wellbeing week featured a variety of activities and promotional events aimed at enhancing everyone’s understanding of health and wellbeing. The week is centred around four themes, including Workers, Workplace, Wellbeing and the Wider Community. With the belief that if all these things are in tune, they create a healthy balance. Activities Over the course of the week, employees participated in a number of activities designed to promote health and wellbeing while also raising money...

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