The TUPE regulations are changing in January 2014

It’s all change again for anyone selling ongoing services. Is your sales/bid/tender team going to pitch/cost on the basis that: TUPE does not apply to new incoming service contracts Continue

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Contracts that helps you manage

If you are running a standard business with standard staff then a standard ‘contract’ may work for you.  Employment law is often approached as if contracts of employment are simply about compliance.

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Matching people to your goals

Your business will grow and change.   Sometimes the effort of trying to make it all happen can seem overwhelming. If you don’t change the structure of your business to fit what you are trying to

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Redundancy with Respect

Over 2.7 million people have been made redundant in the UK in the last few years. While the boss often needs to make redundancies, we need to do it without causing unnecessary harm. It is so easy to focus

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Equality and performance ghettos

Do you believe equality legislation means there are  people you can’t talk to, and things you can never say? It’s a common feeling, but if you let it dictate how your run your team you will

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Prevented from managing performance?

Many of the problems we deal with on our telephone advice service are really to do with performance management. Often it’s not put that way. The issue raised at the start of the conversation might

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When Mum can’t turn up for the school play at Christmas

The school system is remarkably unable to link up with parents and bosses when it comes to Christmas. A few weeks before Christmas we get notes about Christmas plays and concerts (a must do for at least

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Has Santa got the sack for you this Christmas?

It is never easy to be making people redundant (or to be made redundant) but December and January seem to be the worst time of all. Do you tell people now that they might be redundant in January and ruin

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Santa is coming to town

We are organising the annual Christmas party and a Mr Klaus has agreed to be our entertainer. After last year's party (congratulations on the baby, Miss Smith) we thought it would be a good

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Leaving your windows open?

Business owners often feel quite hard done by when dealing with employment law.  In the current climate there is a feeling that ‘all this red tape’ inhibits business and reduces profitability. You

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