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When does the unwanted attention of a colleague become harassment?

When does the unwanted attention of a colleague become harassment?

From time to time, people meet at work. Hey, me and Mr Edmunds met at work, and his first attempt to get my attention was as a footer to an email. Sadly some people use email to harass colleagues who have already advised the other party that they are not interested....

Time off for personal appointments

What do you do if an employee suddenly informs in the middle of their shift, without notice, that they need to go out to a doctors appointment in an hours time? Or any other personal appointment? What about a midwife appointment? Its not a personal appointment but...
10 Tips for Effective Communication

10 Tips for Effective Communication

We are thinking about communication today as we prepare for a workshop in 2 weeks time.  We often talk about talking and the importance of getting out points across. But when we are communicating its really important that we listen. Learning to listen can be an...
Ramadan

Ramadan

Commencing on 5 May 2019, Ramadan is an important part of the Islamic faith involving a period of fasting during daylight hours. We recommend you consider how these commitments could affect workplace performance and how you can support Muslim employees during this...
Payslip Changes – What employers need to know

Payslip Changes – What employers need to know

Background The government has introduced some changes to the legal requirements of the trusty payslip and these changes came into force on 6th April 2019. Payslips can be confusing enough at the best of times and can lead to misinterpretation and misunderstanding...
What do we mean by Performance Management?

What do we mean by Performance Management?

When we think about performance management, we tend to think of the annual appraisal process to ensure that targets have been met throughout the year, and set goals for the following  twelve months in line with organisational strategies and goals. However, this is...