Reasonable Adjustments for Mental Health

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By understanding how to deal with requests for reasonable adjustments for mental health, you can help create a supportive working environment while ensuring compliance with your legal obligations as an employer. In this guide, we explain what the law says about reasonable adjustments for mental health, together with practical advice for employers to nuture a […]

Phased Retirement Guide for Employers

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Phased retirement is an approach taken by some employers that gives employees more flexibility in how they manage the transition from full-time employment to retirement. This could be in the form of fewer working hours or responsibilities, or even a different role. In this guide for employers, we share practical tips on how to implement […]

Do Employers Have to Give a Job Reference?

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There are various do’s and don’ts when it comes to giving a job reference for a former or exiting employee, where it is important for employers to understand their obligations, even after the employment relationship has come to an end. The following practical guide looks at the provision of work references, together with a sample […]

DBS Check Renewal Employer Guide

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Having recruited a new member of staff, and undertaken the relevant DBS checks before taking them on, many employers will want to renew this check at regular intervals. In this way, you can ensure that any existing employee continues to meet the required standards, and hasn’t for example, been convicted a criminal record in the […]

How to Respond to a Flexible Working Request

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Under the current law in the UK, flexible working is not an automatic right for all employees. However, imminent changes under the new Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 will soon mean that employees will have far more flexibility over when and where they work, or at the very least, more access to request flexible working […]

Split Shifts: Guide for Employers

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Adopting split shifts in the workplace can provide a business with many benefits, not least in helping to meet its daily operational needs and optimising productivity, provided the rules relating to minimum breaks and maximum working hours are being met. In this guide for employers, we set out how split shifts work in practice and […]

Shift Patterns At Work

At one time, shift-working was mainly a feature of essential services which needed to run around the clock, such as health, transport and communications. But the demands of continuous production and increasing customer expectations of unlimited access to services means that workers in a growing number of sectors and occupations are working shifts. Added to […]

Different Employment Contract Types

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An employment contract is an agreement outlining the conditions of an individual’s working relationship and arrangements, including rights, responsibilities, working hours, salary, any benefits, and holiday entitlement. It should preferably be in a written format and signed by both the employer and employee to act as a binding agreement and setting out the legal obligations […]

Grievance Policy: What to Include

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Dealing with complaints from your workforce is an inevitable part of being an employer or manager. It’s critical to understand how to deal with issues properly, from small concerns to serious breaches, or you risk tribunal claims, workplace disruption and conflict, and damage to your employer brand. Likewise, employees should have confidence that any work-related complaints […]

Disciplinary Policy: What to Include

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Following fair and lawful disciplinary procedures is vital to ensure disciplinary issues are dealt with properly. If you get this wrong, you may face tribunal claims. Fundamental to any fair and compliant disciplinary procedure is the disciplinary policy. This should act as the formal reference point to ensure employees are aware of the conduct standards they […]