Posted on 30th October 2017
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.
Posted on 23rd October 2017
The Yorkshire Powerhouse provides quality advice and free downloads for new-start and SME businesses … the Yorkshire way!
Posted on 29th August 2017
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!
Posted on 24th August 2017
Pupils anticipating their GCSE results this week will for the first time receive a number grade between 1-9 rather than a letter grade for English Literature, English Language, and Maths.
Yet, despite coming into effect, a recent study published by the Confederation of British Industry and Pearson discovered that more than a third of businesses were unaware of the changes and a further 29% said they were aware of the change but didn’t understand how it worked.
Posted on 2nd August 2017
We are proud and delighted to be sponsoring the Employee of the Year category in the 2017 Examiner Business Awards. Well motivated and engaged employees can make a massive difference to the success of a business. That's why we want to celebrate and recognise the outstanding ones with the award.
Posted on 26th July 2017
Today, the Supreme Court ruled that fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful.
Tribunal fees were introduced by the Government in 2013 with the aim of reducing the number of weak or malicious claims being brought. Fees ranged from £390 to £1,200 with discrimination claims costing more because of the complexity and time that hearings took.
Posted on 19th July 2017
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?
Posted on 31st May 2017
We hear a lot these days about flexible working, mainly in a negative sense. Stories around the “Gig Economy” and zero hours contracts focus mainly on poor working conditions and the exploitation of workers. However, research shows that many workers value flexible working as a key benefit...
Posted on 23rd March 2017
From 1st April 2017, the National Minimum Wage Rates (which represents gross pay) is increasing. Check out our latest blog for the new rates for both hourly paid and salaried staff as well as the HMRC's lamest excuses for not paying minimum wage.
Posted on 6th March 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.