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Apprentices

Apprentices

One of our clients contacted us with concerns about their apprentice, they were not performing the job properly and were often late or absent. It’s important to remember that an apprentice is still an employee, there is still a contract of employment in place...
I’m Going On Holiday Regardless

I’m Going On Holiday Regardless

What do you do when your member of staff tells you that they are going on holiday regardless? It is not uncommon for employees to request holiday dates and for that request not to be granted by the employer because of the business needs – maybe there are other...
My Boyfriend Needs Me, I’m Off!

My Boyfriend Needs Me, I’m Off!

We received this question from one of our clients – What do I do when a member of staff tells me that she’s going off work, she won’t be back, because her boyfriend is unwell in hospital. Does she have the right to do this? Here is our podcast on how...
How to deal with someone who isn’t talking during Supervision

How to deal with someone who isn’t talking during Supervision

Have you got a member of your Early Years team who won’t talk during their supervision meetings?  Could it be that they genuinely don’t have anything new to say or are they consciously not talking about any potential issues? Here is our podcast on some of...