The UK will celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch with an extended weekend of celebrations in 2022. The May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June will see a four-day weekend to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Whilst we slowly try to return to normality, the pandemic continues to provide its challenges. Business owners and managers need to remain ‘on-guard’ to keep the workplace safe, productive and harmonious.
Ensuring your business is inclusive of LGBTQ+ employees is not only the right thing to do but it makes a great deal of business sense too. Having a diverse workforce attracts top talent and helps to create an environment where everyone is comfortable regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
British Gas is just one of a number of high-profile companies who have come under fire recently after 500 engineers who wouldn’t accept new terms and conditions that would have left them with longer hours and lower pay, a practice known as fire and rehire.
When the Prime Minister announced lockdown in March 2020 it was hard to imagine a world where remote working would become the norm. Now, according to research by the BBC, almost all of the UK’s 50 largest employers intend to implement permanent flexible working after lockdown, and many other employers are following suit.
When taking on new staff, most employers choose to have probationary periods of three to six months which must be detailed in employment contracts by law. Probation periods ensure the opportunity to provide a thorough induction, monitor performance and enable employees to settle into their role.
Making staff redundant is never something enjoyable. With the challenges the last year has thrown at businesses with COVID lockdown restrictions and the minefield of furlough the situation can be even more complicated. So, what do you do when you have to make the difficult decision to let staff go and they are on furlough?
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