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Making reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability

Posted on 30th October 2017

Making reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability

People Management (the CIPD's magazine and news website) recently reported the case of a diabetic security guard who left his job after a hypoglycemic attack has won his tribunal claim.  We look at the issues raised and highlight what the employer could have done to avoid the situation arising.

Supporting the Yorkshire Powerhouse

Posted on 23rd October 2017

Supporting the Yorkshire Powerhouse

The Yorkshire Powerhouse provides quality advice and free downloads for new-start and SME businesses … the Yorkshire way!

 

Autumn Seminar Series

Posted on 29th August 2017

Autumn Seminar Series

Pennine Business Partners are hosting a series of 3 seminars in the coming months which focus on common challenges faced by business owners - and you are invited! 

 

That's It - I Quit!!

Posted on 19th July 2017

That's It - I Quit!!

We have all heard stories of people who have made snap decisions to leave their jobs without notice.  In fact, there are probably moments in any career where the urge to say, “I Quit” and walk out are strong.

BUT - As an employer, how best to respond to a heat of the moment resignation?

Free HR Surgeries and Seminars at KBC 2017

Posted on 6th March 2017

Free HR Surgeries and Seminars at KBC 2017

We are holding a day of Surgeries and Seminars at Kirklees Business Conference on Wednesday 15th March. There will be 2 x 45 minute Seminars starting at 11.45 and 13.45 that will focus on Managing Absence in the Workplace - these seminars are limited to maximum of 8 delegates. 

5 Steps to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted on 11th January 2017

5 Steps to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

In her speech at the Charity Commission the Prime Minister, Theresa May, outlined a range of mental health reforms.  Amongst the measures announced, Mrs May confirmed that employers and organisations would be given additional training in supporting staff who need to take time off.

While there was no word on timing or funding for either the training or any mental health related absences, our advice to employers is that prevention is better than cure.

Party Time! ... or festive fisticuffs? How to avoid the HR pitfalls of the Company Christmas do

Posted on 12th December 2016

Party Time! ... or festive fisticuffs? How to avoid the HR pitfalls of the Company Christmas do

The tradition of the “Christmas party” is a chance for you to thank your staff for all their hard work and efforts during the year.  However with spirits running high, you may find yourselves managing Christmas Party HR issues, well into the New Year.

Whilst you should be encouraging staff to enjoy themselves, preparation is key to avoid any HR issues arising and knowing how to cope when they do.

Here comes the snow again....

Posted on 8th November 2016

Here comes the snow again....

Once again, UK businesses are set to be disrupted by snow. So how do you manage the inevitable late arrivals, absence and transport delays.

7 Safety Practices You Cannot Ignore - What does your business need to do?

Posted on 3rd November 2016

7 Safety Practices You Cannot Ignore - What does your business need to do?

All employers, regardless of industry or size, have a legal duty to implement Health and Safety Management to ensure their employees remain safe.

When running a small business, there is so much to think about and health and safety responsibilities are often viewed as just another added burden, but ensuring you have a few valuable safety practices in place can avoid costly fines, fees in the future and working days lost. 

6 Ways to Improve Your Performance Appraisals

Posted on 31st August 2016

6 Ways to Improve Your Performance Appraisals

Recent research suggests that companies that do away with appraisals experience a drop in productivity. Clearly there is value in the appraisal process, but how can we make it work better? Here are a few tips.