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Menopause – Are your Manager’s aware of their responsibilities?

Menopause – Are your Manager’s aware of their responsibilities?

ACAS published guidance on how to manage menopause at work and since then there have been more information published about what employers need to consider when managing employees who are transitioning through the menopause. The CIPD says that 59% of women who...
What’s changing for employment contracts for 2020?

What’s changing for employment contracts for 2020?

From Apil 2020 the Government has introduced new regulations to require all workers to receive a Written Statement on their first day of employment. Previously the employer had 8 weeks’ to give their new employees a copy of their Written Statement and...
Getting employees to read the Employee Handbook

Getting employees to read the Employee Handbook

For many employers, creating an employee handbook seems to require so much effort that they put it off to tomorrow, and as you may expect, tomorow never comes. Here at Redwing Solutions we recognise the value of the Employee Handbook and have seen on numerous...
Dealing with staff who misuse their time at work

Dealing with staff who misuse their time at work

“Hang on a minute, I can’t talk just now, I’m at work, let me pop outside and we can have a catch up”. That’s what I heard the hairdressers’ junior tell her caller on the phone recently.  It’s alright love, I’ll towel...
Are investigatory hearings always necessary?

Are investigatory hearings always necessary?

From time to time we will be challenged as to whether an employee who is to be disciplined has to have a seperate investigatory hearing in order for any disciplinary sanction to be fair. There are very valid reasons why we might conduct a seperate investigatory...
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,...