The HR Headmistress' blog

Should the UK Offer 24/7 Childcare for Working Parents?

7th August 2019

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been advising a small employer how to progress a situation with a long-term employee, Sonny, who had a baby about three years ago and is struggling badly. Sonny had a pre-existing mental impairment anyway,...

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Gone Today, Here Tomorrow?

31st July 2019

Perhaps the recent hot weather has caused some hot-headed behaviour. During July several clients have had employees storm out, muttering imprecations as they went, only to creep back a day or two later, slightly pink round the ears and start...

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How to Create Informal Mentoring Opportunities

24th July 2019

Mentoring is a system of semi-structured guidance where one person, the mentor, shares knowledge, skills and experience to assist another (the mentee) to progress in their own lives and careers. It is an important tool that we can use to develop...

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Perception of Disability

10th July 2019

Perceived discrimination arises where the discrimination is not based on an actual disability, but where the employer mistakenly perceives there to be a disability. The Court of Appeal has recently ruled that it is unlawful disability...

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How Managers Can Help Grieving Workers

10th July 2019

One of the few inescapable facts of life is death…. But it’s the elephant in the room. We want to reach out to a bereaved colleague with such words of sympathy as we can but are wary of saying the wrong things. Often people end up...

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