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Unfairly Dismissed British Royal Legion Employee Wins Tribunal Case


  CASE STUDY: This month saw a claim for constructive dismissal being brought against the Royal British Legion after one of their case officers, Carolyn Bickerstaff, claimed she was bullied by her line manager, Mr. France, and unfairly treated by the HR department. When Miss Bickerstaff voiced concerns over workload, she was given an unsupportive response from her manager that led her to confidentially email the HR department. This email …

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Number Of Employment Tribunal Cases ‘Double’ Since Fee Scrap


On the 24th July, the Supreme Court ruled that tribunal fees were unlawful and must be scrapped. As employment tribunals are intended to provide a forum for the enforcement of employment rights by employees and workers, the judge concluded that the fees were preventing access to justice. After the landmark ruling, Paul McFarlane, chair of the Employment Lawyers Association’s legislative, forecasted a ‘significant rise in the number of claims being …

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Deadline For Gender Pay Gap Is Almost Here


When the Government announced the requirement for every business with more than 250 employees to create a gender pay gap report last year, it created quite a buzz amongst the giants of the business world. And now, with the deadline fast approaching, reports suggest that 1 in 10 companies won’t publish in time (Economia, 2017). To meet requirements, each qualifying company must publish the report on their public website by …

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Managing The Back To Work Blues: How To Keep Motivated After Christmas


  The New Year is here! …and despite our best efforts to stay inside the festive bubble, we have to shake off the mince pie induced haze and return to the working world. It might be the time for resolutions but finding your motivation when you’re longing for your duvet and that leftover box of celebrations can be a tricky task. So how do we shake free from the January …

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5 Essential Things A CV Needs To Contain


  In a job market with increasingly tough competition, the average employer only spends seven seconds looking at a resume (Forbes, 2017). That’s only 11% of a minute for someone to stand out from the crowd and while it might not seem fair, it’s the way it has to work in the fast-paced world of recruitment. So, in a sea of resumes, what do you need to be looking for? …

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‘Tis The Season Of The Christmas Party – How To Ditch The HR Hangover


‘Tis the season of the Christmas do. Festive music, tinsel, mince pies… and the seemingly inevitable next day headache for the HR department. It’s a prospect that can fill even the most festive of employers with dread. So, how do you throw a successful Christmas party and ditch the HR hangover? Like most things during the yuletide season, it’s all about planning. You wouldn’t leave it until Christmas Eve to …

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5 HR Trends You’ll See In 2018


  As we come to the end of 2017, our thoughts move to the coming year and what major trends we are likely to witness in the world of Human Resources and how this may impact on business. Here are our top predictions:   The GDPR comes into effect. As of May 2018, the new data protection regulations will be implemented, significantly changing the way HR collect and store personal …

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The Workplace After Weinstein – 6 Tips On Taking A Stand Against Harassment


  When The New York Times published a story detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, it sent shockwaves far beyond Hollywood and showed the world that harassment is still a very present problem in our society. The public support for the victims has had an impact far outside of the film industry, with people starting to “use social media to open up about workplace harassment complaints that …

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