Vaccination Policy (Employers’ Guide)

vaccination policy

As organisations and individuals adapt to a new, post-pandemic normal, taking steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission and infection has become a universal fact of life. For employers, this has created a specific legal obligation in light of their duty of care to safeguard the health & safety of employees, customers and visitors. […]

Review Your Sickness Absence Policy

sickness absence policy

Employers should have in place a suitable and up-to-date sickness policy, designed to promote the health and wellbeing of their workforce through the effective management of absence due to ill health. The following guide provides advice for employers on the importance of reviewing their company’s sickness policy, not least to ensure that this includes the […]

Different Types of Pay Structures

There are various different types of pay structures that can be implemented within an organisation, although the most suitable structure will depend on a number of factors including the nature and size of your business, the composition of the workforce, and the ways in which you want to incentivise and reward that workforce to meet […]

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. Below we […]

Absence Management Best Practice

Time lost due to employee absence costs employers, both in relation to the unworked hours and in the time needed to manage the absence, arrange cover and provide support where required on the return to work. There are many reasons employees may need time off work – anything from short-term illness to longer-term health conditions. […]

Emergency Time Off Work Rules

emergency time off work rules

It’s a fact of life that employees may need to take time off work at some point to deal with an emergency. This could be time off work for family reasons or time off for medical reasons, or to attend a medical appointment for themselves or accompanying a dependant. Below we look at what the […]