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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...
“But I haven’t joined here to clean!”

“But I haven’t joined here to clean!”

The other week we were advising a client whose new employee had walked off and not returned citing that she hadn’t expected to be ask to do any cleaning. It makes me think about what is a reasonable management instruction. When we take a job and see the line in...