Legacy plans, The Good Work Plan and legislation — part 2

28 August 2019

Stuart Chamberlain, author and Senior Employment Law Consultant at Croner-i, examines the key points of consultations in force and future consultations, as a result of Theresa May’s legacy plans in accordance to the Government’s Good Work Plan, drawing out their implications for employers.

Returning to work after childbirth

28 August 2019

The return to work by postnatal mothers is a major transition. However, careful management plays a crucial role in retaining and developing the best talent, points out Gordon Tranter.

Using exit interviews to improve your retention rates

28 August 2019

There may be times when companies see talented employees resign and wonder if they could have done more to prevent their decision. It may be too late to save that particular individual, but a well thought-out exit interview process can help employers work to prevent similar departures.

Taking payments: A card future?

26 August 2019

With research from Square indicating 40% of SMEs still don't take card payments, Dave Howell asks if card payments are vital to the long-term profitability of small enterprises

The harm of learning styles

21 August 2019

Out of all the myths that abound in L&D, perhaps the greatest of all, both in extent and longevity, is that of learning styles. Despite all the quality research undertaken over the last 15 years showing that learning styles do not work, many people simply refuse to believe the results and carry on using them to design learning provision. The question now needs to be asked whether the use of learning styles is actually harmful? Here, Judith Christian-Carter looks at the potential harm of using learning styles.

Legacy plans, the Good Work Plan and legislation — part 1

21 August 2019

In the last few months of the May premiership, there was a flurry of proposals and consultations on issues in employment law. Many of these proposals and the consultations set out in the Government’s Good Work Plan are to take forward the recommendations detailed in the 2018 Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. The Good Work Plan is intended to “significantly change the enforcement landscape”.

Work-related burnout: would you spot the signs?

19 August 2019

In May 2019, the World Health Organization officially recognised work-related burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”. In fact, burnout among British workers has quietly but steadily reached epidemic levels. How many managers, asks Vicky Powell, would be able to spot the signs of burnout, and what can we all do to avoid and mitigate this modern corporate malaise?

Are employees entitled to unpaid leave?

14 August 2019

Employees may request unpaid leave for time off work. Amanda Beattie from Croner Consulting explains what unpaid leave entitlement is, why employees may choose to take it and the rules and regulations surrounding it.

The advantages and disadvantages of voluntary redundancies

7 August 2019

Redundancies have been big news recently, with many large organisations choosing to lower staff numbers to reduce their costs in harsh economic times. With voluntary redundancies continuing to be a method to avoid compulsory cuts, we take a look at how these decisions may benefit or disadvantage businesses.