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So What Does Work From Home If You Can Mean?

So What Does Work From Home If You Can Mean?

Today we saw Boris Johnson advise us in England that once again, we should work from home if we can. So what does that actually mean? It may be useful for the Government to make statements such as this, but they are vague by nature and can, and do, cause employees and...
Should I be considering short time working beyond the 1st November?

Should I be considering short time working beyond the 1st November?

With so much talk in the media about the threat of a new national lockdown and Rishi repeating that he can’t save every job, is it any wonder that employers are asking what next beyond Furlough. If you still have staff furloughed from work under the Job...
I’m a nice person, are my staff taking advantage of this?

I’m a nice person, are my staff taking advantage of this?

I remember meeting a HR Director when I was at college (many many years ago!). She was invited to talk to us about her journey in HR and to provide us with inspiration of how if we all worked hard in our chosen path, one day this could be us. I sat there thinking, but...
Latest nightmare on holiday and variable pay

Latest nightmare on holiday and variable pay

The Working Time Regulations 1998 are 22 years old and if I am honest in need a massive overhaul. One area we employers really need clarity is the area of holiday and overtime. The regulations unhelpfully don’t state how holiday pay is calculated. Nice work...