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The Value of an Employee Handbook

The Value of an Employee Handbook

The Employee Handbook is a written collection and summary of an employer’s policies, procedures and practices. They make a great addition to any employer’s HR systems, but become particularly useful when you have 5 or more employees. Handbooks are designed...
When Your Deputy Manager Has Not Got Your Back!

When Your Deputy Manager Has Not Got Your Back!

There can be fewer things more stressful to a Nursery Manager than when they realise that they and their Deputy Manager are not on the same page. A relationship that thrives on being rock solid, once faltered can bring upset, pain, and ultimately a deterioration in...

Capability Procedure – why they are so useful!

In employment law one of the five potentially reasons for a dismissal is on the grounds of capability. Capability is the ‘can’t do’ rather than the ‘won’t do’ we may see in the workplace. It is the employee with arthritis that is...

Flexible Working Regulations Revised

Did you know that from 30th June 2014 every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after they have just 26 weeks service with the employer. Before June 2014, the right was only offered to carers and parents, (with 6 months service) who had...

Calculating Holidays for Term Time Only Staff in Early Years

It seems like holiday season is always upon us these days. For many early years’ settings calculating entitlement is an added pain. When calculating holiday for anyone its very important to remember 2 important principles: Be prepared to show you workings out,...