Employee Always Late for Work?

Dealing with employees who are repeat offenders of persistent lateness can be challenging and a problem that can only be addressed with effective policies and procedures in place. In these circumstances, you should ask yourself if your employee’s lateness is impacting your business and if it is necessary for them to always be on time. […]

5 Steps to Reduce Absenteeism

Employee absenteeism costs UK employers billions of pounds each year in lost working days, temporary replacement staff and sick pay. There are a number of measures employers can take to reduce absenteeism due to illness, by safeguarding workforce wellbeing and creating a positive and productive workplace culture. Below we provide practical guidance for employers and […]

Do You Need a Period Policy at Work?

There is undoubtedly a general stigma in the workplace surrounding periods and menstrual health. For employees, talking to their manager or employer about period issues can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Many may also be concerned about looking ‘weak’ or unreliable if they take time off work because of their period. For those women that struggle on […]

Four Day Working Week Pros & Cons

The UK has now followed the lead of other countries in exploring the widespread adoption a four day working week. With a pilot scheme going live across the country, in this guide we examine the pros and cons of shifting to a reduced working week, and consider the practical implications for employers of implementing such a […]

Define Your Employee Value Proposition

A compelling Employee Value Proposition could provide critical competitive advantage in today’s market for talent as employers across all parts of the economy struggling to fill vacancies and to retain workers.   A powerful and effective employee value proposition (EVP) will help you attract and retain the best talent, enhance employee satisfaction and maximise performance. It […]

Manager’s Guide to Gossiping at Work

Gossiping at work may be intended as harmless among co-workers, but it has the potential to negatively impact working relations and workplace culture overall. In this guide for employers and managers, we look at what the law says on workplace gossip, and how gossiping can impact both the workforce and the organisation if not managed […]

Practical Guide to Employee Relations

Employee relations refers to the relationship between employers and their employees. Effective employee relations are critical to healthy and productive workplace cultures, and are proven to lead to improved business outcomes.   What are the key principles of employee relations? The primary aim of employee relations is to improve collaboration and relationships within the workplace […]

Employee Stranded Abroad?

With flight cancellations expected to persist throughout the summer, it’s not unlikely that some employees may find themselves stranded abroad and unable to return home and back into work when expected. While the disruption may well only be short term, as an employer you will need to be prepared to deal with the situation and […]

Gaslighting at Work: A Form of Bullying?

gaslighting at work

While the concept of ‘gaslighting at work’ is relatively modern in HR terminology, power struggles in the workplace are by no means new. In this guide, we examine what is meant by gaslighting at work, with common examples of gaslighting behaviours. We also explore how this type of unwanted conduct can be managed effectively and […]

Retaining Talent: Alternatives to Pay Rises

A high staff turnover can be an operational challenge for employers. A proactive approach to retaining talent can help to reduce the risk of losing valued workers and having to recruit to replace. But for employers facing rising costs and many other challenges as the economy re-adjusts post-pandemic, giving pay rises may simply not be […]