Upskilling L&D professionals

22 March 2022

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many people’s working lives have been turned upside down. People worked from home and then in a hybrid manner, L&D professionals found themselves having to rethink how they delivered learning to so many remote workers, whilst they too were working remotely. It is not an overstatement to say that the last two years has been frenetic for workers everywhere. But what attention has been given to the L&D professional themselves during this time? What about their learning and skill development? In this article, Judith Christian-Carter, considers the need for upskilling and reskilling L&D professionals.

The P&O debacle: what GB law says about mass redundancies

22 March 2022

P&O Ferries has found itself in the spotlight following its announcement to more than 800 staff members that they were being made redundant with immediate effect. Employees were informed of this via video, with seemingly no prior warning. They were further told that enhanced payments would be made to them by way of a settlement agreement to compensate them for being made redundant without due process if this was signed and returned before 31 March 2022. Whilst the ethics and morals of their actions have been questioned, P&O’s compliance with employment laws is also under scrutiny.

Re-employing ex-employees: the HR considerations

17 March 2022

Since the repeal of the laws mandating vaccination for those in care homes and wider health and social care, in England on 15 March 2022, employers in care homes are faced with the difficult decision as to whether or not they should re-employ unvaccinated staff they dismissed and on what terms to do this.

Common reasons for breach of NMW/NLW

16 March 2022

On the face of it, national minimum and living wage (NMW/NLW) seems like it should be straightforward. The Government sets the rate every year, it comes into force and that is what is paid. But, if that’s the case, how come so many employers get it wrong?

What is epilepsy?

16 March 2022

What are the symptoms and triggers of epilepsy and how can it be treated?

Epilepsy in the workplace

16 March 2022

Do you know your duties, as an employer, to people with epilepsy in the workplace? As Dr Lisa Bushby explains, “reasonable adjustments” are often very straightforward depending on the job and an understanding of what might trigger seizures.

Understanding Employee Assistance Programmes

10 March 2022

Employee Assistance Programmes, or EAPs, are designed to assist employees with personal or work-related concerns and matters that may impact their job performance or wellbeing, such as difficulties with mental health. The services operate as a separate body to an employer, offering free and confidential assessments, short-term counselling, referrals and follow-up services for employees. Their primary aim is to help guide employees through situations in a way that provides the individual with the necessary support to avoid a negative impact on their work life and health.

Legislation enacting increases to limits for tribunal awards becomes law

10 March 2022

Employment tribunal claims can be costly affairs in both time and money. From dealing with the matter internally, perhaps through a grievance procedure, to responding to tribunal paperwork, engaging representation, preparing for a case and attending tribunal, it all adds up. This is time better spent on the business and is best avoided at all costs.

Dealing with bereavement leave

8 March 2022

Bereavement leave is time off work given to employees who are going through a grieving process after the death of someone close to them.