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Why do Companies need policies and procedures?

A recent article in People Management magazine highlights this very issue.  The attention grabbing headline was “Security guard dismissed for chasing a shop lifter”. Which immediately makes people think, but surely this is part of their job isn’t it?  There are usually reasons for policies and when […]

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Simple tips for Disciplinary action

One of the concerns about employing people is the myth that you can’t actively manage them.  What I mean by that is how do you address performance issues and manage under performing staff out of your company. To people who know about these things it’s quite easy. […]

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April 2012 Changes

As part of the consultation on resolving workplace disputes, the Government has stated that it intends to bring into force a number of its planned changes in April 2012. These include: Unfair Dismissal.  The qualifying period will be increased from one to two years. Deposit Orders. The […]

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Figures on Agency Workers Regulations

Agency Workers Directive It has been suggested by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) that 81% of employers are planning to increase their numbers of agency workers or to maintain them at their current levels. The Agency Workers Regulations stipulate a 12 week qualifying period before agency […]

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Maternity and other Statutory Payments from April 2012

The allowances for SSP and SMP have now been announced for April 2012. Type of Payment                                                  From April 2012 Statutory Maternity Pay   […]

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