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.
Posted on 25th June 2018
That capricious thing the British Summer looks set to shine on us and send temperatures soaring in the coming days. We often hear it said that there’s no better place to live and work than the UK when the weather is nice. But, that doesn’t stop many of us asking – is it too hot for work? Or, Can we knock off early? As a business owner, you may have the answers because you can decide how to proceed.
Posted on 29th March 2018
We love the varied nature of our job because every day is different and every situation is unique because it will refer to a particular business. Even situations that look similar on paper will be different in practice because our guidance will help business owners manage in the way they want to and not in prescriptive, one size fits all manner.
Posted on 25th February 2018
The UK has been warned about this week's Baltc Blast of cold weather for some time, but is your business ready for the disruption the snow and ice is likely to cause?
Posted on 3rd January 2018
January is one of the busiest months for people booking holidays – our TV screens are full of adverts tempting us to do so! It’s also the time that managers start receiving holiday requests from their staff which can be a challenging time.
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 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.
Posted on 11th January 2017
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.
Posted on 30th December 2015
As floods once again hit the north of England, business owners will be counting the cost of damage to property, as well as disruption to their business.
Posted on 16th July 2015
Proactive management of absence is central to the effective management of mental health problems. If an employee is absent for a period of two weeks or longer, the following tips should speed up the return to work process and minimise the risk of another absence.