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New Year…Re-focus your attention
As HR practitioners, our love of lists and check lists are quite something!  As much as I am not a believer in the cliché ‘New Year, New Me’, I...
All I want for Christmas… is no HR issues!
So we’ve had the Christmas party, it was all going so well until Santa got drunk and got a bit fruity with his Elf (shhhh code for co-worker). Santa’s...
How to manage underperforming employees
Dealing with an employee whose performance isn’t up to scratch is a challenge the majority of managers will have to face if they like it or not. Underperformance, or...
How to retain your best employees?
Considering the cost, the time and the emotional effort involved in recruitment and training staff, you want to ensure you hold on to them! After all, a successful business...
Can you weed out sickness absence?
At ViewHR, we regularly receive calls from our clients’ in relation to employee sickness absence. Invariably the matters are short lived, concern intermittent absences and require management of an...
Laying the ground work in an employment relationship!
We’re often found advising businesses on HR matters who, for various reasons, avoided taking advice or involving outside resources at an early stage but instead contact us when they’re...
Focusing on Grievances
Grievances are an inevitable part of employing staff, and whilst they can be seen as a pain for some managers, they do allow a business to try and nip...
The importance of conducting a fair disciplinary process
There is no doubt that undertaking a proper disciplinary process will get a business in far less trouble than the oh so common, make-shift approach. This is because disciplinary...
Managing Staff Online
In recent weeks, the European employment law case on monitoring staff email use made headlines, the ECHR ruled that an employer had lawfully dismissed an employee for his personal...
The VW scandal and how it’s relevant to your business
VW scandal and how it’s relevant to your business… Barely a week has passed since the news was first announced that VW (and subsequently other car makers) were knowingly and intentionally...
Flexible working – an employer’s worst nightmare or a gift in disguise?
As businesses, we are constantly looking at streamlining, efficiencies and cutting costs but when it comes to flexible working requests they are often met with a feeling of dread....
Parental leave for working grandparents by 2018
Chancellor George Osborne today announced the Government’s intention to extend shared parental leave to working Grandparents by 2018. Many working parents struggle with childcare costs in the first year...
Does time spent travelling to work amount to working time?
So, does time spent travelling to work amount to working time? The European Court of Justice has held that the time spent by workers travelling between their homes and the...
Can employees carry over holiday on sick leave?
Sickness absence together with accrued but untaken holiday can be a minefield for employers and advisers alike. The recent case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group Ltd UKEAT (8...
Misuse of Facebook by Employees: To post or not to post?
Once again employees being dismissed for posting derogatory comments on Facebook is back in the headlines. The reality is, despite what many employees believe, posts on Facebook and Twitter...
Do employees really need employment contracts?
Yes, they do!. Employment contracts provide employers and employees with a set of rules that both parties must abide by. Some employers believe that where an employee has had...
Top 10 tips for employers this summer!
Let’s face it, we all love it when the sun comes out, it’s exciting and changes our mood. So how do we make summer work for us as employers?...
Zero Hour Contracts: Are exclusivity clauses enforceable?
Following the Government’s consultation and much media attention of zero hour contracts, as of 26 May 2015 exclusivity clauses within zero hour contracts are banned and are no longer...
Are mobile phone breaks the new fag breaks?
Doesn’t seem so long ago that employers and colleagues were constantly annoyed by the amount of smoking breaks taken by employees. On the whole, this has significantly reduced across...
World Mental Health Day
Today is World Mental Health Day, but honestly, we should be looking at our own mental health and those around us every day. As employers, here are 5 simple...
Manchester United HR blunder
Watching the Manchester United HR blunder unfold…   On Saturday: Man Utd communicate to journalists Jose Mourinho is to become the Club’s new manager. On Sunday: Current manager Louis...
Salisbury Big Business Expo – April 2017
ViewHR was pleased to exhibit and be part of the Salisbury Big Business Expo last week. The SBBE Team took great steps to host a super event for local businesses. It...
Sexual harassment in the workplace
With the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal hitting the headlines, sexual harassment in the work place is under the spotlight and a good thing to. Experiencing sexual harassment is one...
Let us get your HR practices GDPR ready!
We know, it’s a boring subject but the upcoming deadline for implementation of GDPR (the new thing in data protection) is a BIG deal! GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)...