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Autumn 2021 Budget – key points for employers

On 27 October 2021, the Chancellor delivered his Autumn 2021 Budget. Here are the key points of note for employers

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What are the positives and negatives of Hybrid Working?

As a result of the pandemic, many businesses have chosen to adopt a hybrid working model, allowing their staff to split their time between the workplace and home. A new report published this month reveals the positives and negatives of hybrid working..

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Employers increasingly concerned about Employee retention

The Pandemic has caused significant uncertainty for some employees, who have either become concerned about their employment or who have enjoyed the flexibility and work life balance which working from home has achieved and are concerned about returning to the office.

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Proposed changes to flexible working

Initially, the government considered whether employees should have the right to work flexibly and remove the ability for an employer to refuse a flexible working request. However, they realised that this would not work in practice…

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Employees right to unpaid carers leave

You will no doubt have heard in the news of various proposals to change employee rights and make changes to the way current rights work.
As part of the Government’s bid to support the labour market and help businesses ‘build back better’ from the COVID-19 pandemic, another change that has been announced is the introduction of a right to unpaid carers leave for a period of up to one week.

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Workers Get To Keep Tips

The government has recently announced its intention to introduce legislation to ensure that workers get to keep tips that are left for them by customers. A voluntary code of practice was introduced in October 2009 with the aim of encouraging employers to deal with such payments fairly..

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Podcast Episodes

Introducing Hybrid Working – what do employers need to consider: Part 2

In this episode of the podcast I bring you my list of practical considerations that employers should be working through when preparing to introduce Hybrid Working.

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Introducing Hybrid Working – what do employers need to consider: Part 1

In this episode 174 of the podcast I am very pleased to be joined by Kate Davis, Leadership Coach and business mentor to talk about the very timely and topical subject of Hybrid Working. The practical steps employers need to take to make hybrid working really work long term.

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How to deal with capability dismissal and/or performance issues with staff: Part 4

This is the last episode in the mini series on managing capability and performance issues. In this episode I am bringing you some case examples decided by the Employment Tribunal where there was a capability dismissal.

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How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 3

In my experience employers and managers find it very difficult to know how best to approach capability and performance issues. It is not the same as a conduct issue which can be fairly straightforward to follow a disciplinary process. Capability procedures are more involved and can have a variety of issues that arise as a result.

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How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 2

In this episode 171 of the podcast I cover the formal capability / performance management process and what an employer needs to do if they have an employee who is failing to meet required performance levels.

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How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 1

In this episode 170 of the podcast I start a new series on dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. With what I am calling, the ‘covid effect’, there may be more issues arising with employees attitudes and performance at work, particularly as staff return from long term furlough.

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