Redundancy Process: Alternative Vacancies

This is the fifth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: Why you need to consider alternative vacancies within your organisation The legal obligation upon you to inform ‘redundant’ employees When […]

Redundancy Process: Pools & Selection Criteria

This is the fourth episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: Why getting the correct Pool for redundancy is so important How to ensure you select a fair Pool for redundancy […]

Furlough / Job Retention Scheme Update: Phase 2

In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent update to the job retention / furlough scheme following the announcement from the Chancellor on the 29th May 2020. In this episode I will cover: The key changes to the scheme which come into effect on the 1st July 2020. Details about the impact on […]

Electing Employee Representatives: Redundancy Procedure

This is the third episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: When you are required to elect employee representatives. Why it may be helpful to have employee representatives even if you […]

The Redundancy Consultation Process

This is the second episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: What the difference is with consultation for 20 or more employees. What a minimum consultation would be. How to deal […]

Introduction to Redundancy

This is the first episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right. In this episode I will cover: What the legal definition of redundancy is How to establish if it is a true redundancy dismissal Some examples of […]

How to engage, motivate and manage employees in difficult times: An interview with Sarah Torres-Ferrick

In this episode of the Podcast I interview Sarah Torres-Ferrick about strategies for managing staff during the current unusual working environment created by the coronavirus pandemic. About Sarah Sarah is a human resources officer and creator of the FUN Feedback Framework. For over a decade Sarah has worked with executives at government agencies on growing […]

Job Retention / Furlough Scheme Essential Round Up & Update For Employers

In this episode of the podcast I cover the recent updated guidance about the job retention / furlough scheme following the publishing of an update from HMRC late on the 9th April 2020. Also including a summary of the scheme, the three key stages of the furlough process that employers should consider and my thoughts […]

Job Retention / Furlough Scheme: Part 2

In this episode of the podcast I cover further detail about the job retention / furlough scheme following the publishing of guidance from HMRC late on the 26th March 2020. In this episode I will cover: The qualifying date an employee needs to have been working for you and on your payroll in order to […]

Job Retention / Furlough Scheme: Part 1

In this episode of the podcast I cover the key points about the job retention / furlough scheme that were known as of Thursday 26th March. Further details have been released since this episode was recorded and will be followed with a Part 2 episode with more information. In this episode I will cover: What […]

Lay-off & Short-Time Working: Options for Employers

In this episode of the podcast I cover lay-off and short-time working as possible options for employers in uncertain times. In this episode I will cover: What is lay-off and short-time working? In what circumstances can you use lay-off and/or short-time working. What guarantee pay is. When an employee can apply for a redundancy payment. […]

Coronavirus: Guidance for Employers

In this episode of the podcast I cover up to date key information for employers to consider. Correct as at 09/03/2020. In this episode I will cover: .What if the Employee returns from holiday in an affected area but has no symptoms or obvious exposure? What if the employee has possible exposure from someone who […]

Alcohol at work: What do you need to consider for your policy?

In this episode of the podcast I respond to a listener question raised about the risks of allowing alcohol consumption during lunch breaks and whilst at work. In this episode I will cover: When an absolute ban on alcohol may be necessary. How to set parameters around alcohol levels. What to consider if you allow […]

An interview with the Listening Detective

In this episode of the Podcast I interview Sheryl Andrews about one of the critical skills required by great employers and managers, the ability to listen! About Sheryl Author, Speaker and Coach are just a few of the roles she holds. Sheryl has a vision of a world where everyone feels heard, understood and valued. […]

Cases in the News: Veganism, Equal Pay & Transgender Job Applicant

In this episode of the podcast I bring you an update on some of the cases that have been in the news recently. In this episode I will cover: Veganism as a philosophical belief The impact of the Tribunal decision Equal pay in the BBC Debenhams reported settlement with a transgender job applicant Useful Links […]

What to look forward to in 2020 with Employment Law & HR

In this episode of the podcast I bring you a brief update on what will be coming in 2020. In this episode I will cover: Changes to Section 1 Statements for employees. The requirement to provide a Section 1 Statement to Workers. Changes to the reference period for calculating average pay for holiday payments. New […]

Christmas Party Guidance for Employers

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the normal seasonal warning that comes from employment lawyers and HR professionals, about the party season with the pitfalls and perils of office party shenanigans! In this episode I will cover: Why employers need to be concerned about what happens at work social events and parties. […]

Legitimate Management V Bullying – where’s the line?

In this episode of the podcast I bring you my thoughts on the line between legitimate management of conduct and performance verses bullying. This is an issue that comes up regularly when advising both employers and employees and in my view it can be resolved with a few changes. In this episode I will cover: […]

Are comments made about not recruiting someone who is homosexual contrary to EU law – even if there is no recruitment process ongoing?

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the Judgement from a European Case which provides an interesting look at what happens if someone makes comments outside of the context of recruitment and employment but which are negative to the LGBTI community and in turn would put off applicants in the future. In this […]

Top tips direct from Employers: Bonus Episode

Top Tips on being a GREAT Employer direct from businesses on the Isle of Wight In this short bonus episode of the podcast I bring you a recording made at the IOW Chamber Breakfast meeting at the Garlic Farm in October 2019. I asked several attendees from businesses on the Isle of Wight to give […]

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