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The Hidden Cost of Employment Tribunals

The Hidden Cost of Employment Tribunals

Posted on 5th April 2019

No one wants an employment issue to escalate into a dispute that leads to a tribunal claim.  They are often a result of a catastrophic break down in trust, communication and understanding between employer and employee – and they are very stressful for all concerned.

Our Red Letter Day

Our Red Letter Day

Posted on 25th February 2019

25th February is a Red Letter Day for us because it’s our birthday.  Pennine Business Partners was formed on this day in 2010 so we are nine years old today!

Avoiding an HR hangover after the Christmas party

Avoiding an HR hangover after the Christmas party

Posted on 4th December 2018

Most staff look forward to the office party all year and why not!! 

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.

Examiner Business Awards 2018

Examiner Business Awards 2018

Posted on 29th November 2018

We were proud to sponsor the Employee of the Year category at the recent Examiner Business Awards event. 

GCSE Grades - A Guide for Employers

GCSE Grades - A Guide for Employers

Posted on 10th September 2018

The numerically based 1 to 9 grading system for GCSE’s was introduced in 2017.   In a recent survey commissioned by OFQUAL it was reported that 23% of employers thought the top band was 1 and not 9 which it actually is.

"Knob Head" dismissal appeal ruling sets new precedent

"Knob Head" dismissal appeal ruling sets new precedent

Posted on 22nd August 2018

Having worked for her employer for 20 years, Mrs Smith was dismissed for gross misconduct after sending a series of emails to a trading partner company in which she referred to a colleague as a “knob” and a “knob head”.