Employer, Heal Thyself: Managing Employer Stress

As an Employer, you know that you are responsible for the health, safety and well-being of your Employees. However, when you are busy running day-to-day operations and ensuring your Employees have all they need to be effective, it can be easy to forget about, and even neglect your own well-being. Excessive pressures and demands in

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Difficult Conversations At Work

Difficult conversations at work are inevitable. Most people prefer to avoid conflict. In the workplace, this type of avoidance can look like; failing to address someone’s inappropriate behaviour; refusing to discuss poor performance; or not drawing necessary boundaries with colleagues, for example. The longer a difficult conversation is avoided, the worse the matter often becomes. 

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New Flexible Working Laws – Considerations for Employers

‘Flexible Working’ is the term that refers to working patterns, arrangements, or hours. Examples include part-time, flexi-time, compressed hours, adjusted start and finish times, and alternative work locations such as working from home. Flexible working has historically been of particular benefit to Employees with caring responsibilities outside of work, or health issues. The UK Government

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When Domestic Abuse Affects An Employee

Employers are responsible for the Health and Safety of Employees when they are at work. Legally, they have no responsibility for them outside of work. So, what happens when an Employee is a victim of domestic abuse?  While this is not directly a workplace issue, it does have repercussions in terms of affecting an Employee’s

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When Domestic Violence Impacts Work – What Employers Should Legally Consider

Domestic abuse is said to affect one in four women, and one in six men in their lifetime. In the year ending March 2019, an estimated 2.4 million adults, aged 16 to 74, had experienced domestic abuse, a figure that jumped significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic, largely down to stay-at-home orders and closures of workplaces

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