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What do you do if someone calls in sick following the Christmas Party?

What do you do if someone calls in sick following the Christmas Party?

Many organisations like to celebrate with a Christmas party or meal with colleagues. Often the employer will either host the event, be responsible for organising it, or pay for certain parts of it. Ideally the day following a Christmas Party will be a non-working day,...
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...