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Handling a Flexible Working Request

Handling a Flexible Working Request

Flexible Working Request Regulations Updated With effect from 30th June 2014 every employee now has the statutory right to request flexible working. All they need is just 26 weeks service with the employer. Before June 2014, the right was only offered to carers and...
Zero Hours Contracts – Still Useful to the sector?

Zero Hours Contracts – Still Useful to the sector?

There has been many occasions over recent months when I’ve been asked whether we are still allowed to use zero hours contracts. They have definitely been given a bad reputation by big firms misusing them and MP’s have even spoken out against their use....
Ensuring Diversity Through Induction

Ensuring Diversity Through Induction

Ensuring Diversity Through Induction In an industry dominated by women practitioners; men can get a really hard time of it. Not so long ago, we heard about a situation where a set of parents advised a Nursery Manager that they would not let a qualified, experienced...
Why Some People Want Their Money For Nothing

Why Some People Want Their Money For Nothing

Its a Saturday morning, and in my head I have all the great intentions of being super productive today. Unfortunately my body feels otherwise. So I have settled down at my desk and I am listening to some music on Amazon Prime. On comes Dire Strait’s Money For...
Note Taking in Disciplinary Hearings

Note Taking in Disciplinary Hearings

Note taking in a disciplinary hearing is an important role, but who will do it? A common concern for Line Managers when conducting disciplinary hearings. The days of an employer having a skilled secretary to take short hand in disciplinary hearings are long gone for...