Having Difficult Conversations: Top Tips

August 19, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I discuss the importance of managing difficult or contentious conversations successfully. In this episode I will cover: What difficult conversations are. Why we avoid having them. The dangers of avoiding these conversations. My top tips on how to carry out these conversations successfully. Action Points It should not be […]


The importance of nutrition and well-being at work

July 24, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I interview Kate Cook, a corporate nutrition coach and we discuss how nutrition and well-being are important in the workplace and for employee happiness and business success. About Kate Cook The Business of Wellness – inspiring healthier lifestyles for better business. Kate Cook gives talks and workshops to business […]


The Women and Equalities Committee: report on non-disclosure agreements.

July 9, 2019 by alison

Harassment and discrimination In this episode of the podcast I analyse the report commissioned by the Women and Equalities Committee  into whether the use of non-disclosure agreements in harassment and discrimination cases is unethical, and how they should be dealt with in the future. In this episode I will cover: The 12 recommendations discussed in […]


Is it harassment and discrimination to suspend someone due to a consequence of their disability?

June 25, 2019 by alison

Harassment and disability discrimination In this episode of the podcast I summarise the facts and law concerning a case involving a trainee teacher who was suspended due to the fact that he could not write for more than a couple of minutes. The employee, who had been diagnosed with dyspraxia, claimed disability discrimination, harassment and […]


What are the benefits of implementing flexible working in your business?

June 12, 2019 by alison

Flexible working – options, advantages, disadvantages and things to consider? In this episode of the podcast I give an overview of and my thoughts on implementing flexible working arrangements in your business. Whether for individual employees or as a wholesale change to the way you work, could this be the future for your business?  In […]


Will an employee’s refusal to accept an alternative role in a restructure situation mean that they forego a redundancy payment?

May 27, 2019 by alison

Restructure and redundancy: When do you have to pay redundancy pay if there is alternative employment available? In this episode of the podcast I cover a question from a listener which follows on nicely from the last episode when I answered a question about changing employee hours and redundancy. In this episode I tackle the […]