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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)...
BEIS Response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices
Today the Government published its response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. Amongst other things, in the Good Work Plan the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...
Did National Sickie Day impact your business this week?
Supposedly, today is National Sickie Day , whereby the highest number of people took a day off sick. Let’s face it, no one likes February but it’s a quite...
Mental Health at Work
If I’m honest, I left 2017 feeling shocked by the extent of the increase in mental health at work issues landing on our desks and the number of clients...
Christmas staff
With the Christmas season fast approaching, many businesses will be beginning to prepare themselves for staffing the busy festive period. As we know, Christmas is not just a December...
3 key leadership skills to develop the leaders of tomorrow
It is clear that for some people leadership abilities come naturally whereas for others they have learned and worked at developing them. Leadership skills are a good trait to...
Are performance appraisals adding value?
A performance appraisal, also known as the performance review or evaluation is a method by which the overall job performance of an employee is evaluated and documented by their...
Absence – dealing with it fairly and lawfully
All businesses expect a certain level of absence because we are all human and all get sick at some point but absence can be extremely costly to small businesses...
Employee retention – the importance to businesses
Retention of productive employees is a major concern for all businesses. It is more efficient and cost-effective to retain a quality member of staff than to recruit, train and...
How is the impact of gender pay gap reporting going to be managed by businesses?
Whatever your opinion on whether all BBC stars are paid too much, the BBC gender pay gap report is a wake up to all businesses! Last week, we woke...
How to: taking notes during disciplinary hearings
Disciplinary hearings can be complex and it can be difficult to keep track of what is being said, think about your next question and keep an accurate record of...
Employee Engagement
Employee engagement is a workplace approach resulting in the right conditions for all members of an organisation to give of their best each day, committed to their organisation’s goals and...
2017 employment law changes – what you need to know
The new year brings about changes to employment law that all HR professionals and employers need to be aware of. With the ongoing uncertainty following the Brexit referendum, significant...