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ACAS news on unfair dismissal…

Female worker dismissed after 20 years of service….The need to investigate absence: a tribunal has ruled that dismissing a ‘long-serving, vulnerable employee without proper medical advice and consideration was understandably distressing and more than trivial     Unfair dismissal – an ‘exceptional case’: ‘dismissed by What’sApp’, ‘no investigation’, failure to follow ‘a recognised disciplinary process’ and an appeals process that ‘appears to have been a sham’. While the judge’s decision.. http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/8203-burton-imam-was-unfairly-dismissed-but-will-get-no-compensation-court-rules/story-30027769-detail/story.html We operate a preventative approach, and work hard to ensure that situations in the workplace don’t get to this point. Call us to find out more…01491 820 800

Latest CIPD News: How to make performance management work.

There has been a great deal written about performance management over recent years. From the headlines at least, it can sound like appraisals are history. Certainly there seem to be significant new trends in how employers manage performance, but there is also a good deal of hype. What’s more, in most discussions of ‘leading practice’ case studies, there is little if any decent evidence on what actually improves performance. This research addresses this gap by reviewing the highest quality research on two core aspect of performance management: goal setting and appraisal. We conducted ‘rapid evidence assessments’ (REAs) on these two areas, the results of which we discuss in the overview... Read More

HR Review: Yoke talk about four key essentials to a healthy workplace

This week we have launched a whitepaper on wellbeing at work. The paper, by leading wellbeing specialists, Yoke Consultancy, talks to us about the four key essentials to building a healthy workplace: www.hrreview.co.uk/whitepapers/create-healthy-business Starting with Investors in People and the Confederation of British Industry, the whitepaper tells us about the importance of leading with a strategy and what a healthy approach looks like. We then hear from Barclays and Yoke’s expert Andrea Woodside, on why a risk based approach to wellbeing is important, especially for mental health. From here Veolia and Penguin Random House share their insight on the wellbeing and performance equation and how best to evidence and engage... Read More

CIPD News: Money worries burden one in four employees

The New Year inevitably acts as a trigger for people to face up to festive spending splurges and plan for the future. Our timely research, published today in partnership with Close Brothers, reveals that a quarter of UK employees are battling with financial anxiety and it’s impacting their ability to do their jobs. One in five (19%) are losing sleep at night because they’re worried about money and say that physical fatigue is affecting their concentration at work. To help employers promote and actively support financial well-being, we’ve produced new, practical guidance. Our guide will help you to develop a financial well-being strategy, or to refine what you’re already doing.... Read More

Workplace Challenge: We’re in, are you??

Companies and organisations across Oxfordshire are invited to take part in the ‘Workplace Challenge’. The aim of the programme is to promote sport, physical activity and health improvements across the UK’s workplaces. You HR are fully involved with lunchtime running, bike rides to work and star jumps at our desks (!!), the question is, what are you doing? https://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/oxfordshire/


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