The HR Headmistress' blog

Employee Accountability

10th October 2018

Requiring employees to be accountable for their work and conduct is critical to their success and that of your business. A lack of accountability sends a message to the rest of your staff that lower standards are OK – and that’s not...

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Bribery at Work

3rd October 2018

You may well have joked that you’d do anything for a piece of chocolate/glass of wine/ week in the sun (whatever it might be) but the chances are that if required to do so you would only do what was lawful and reasonable. In other words,...

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What is the Reasonable Employer?

26th September 2018

This year I have had to deal with more incredibly unreasonable employees than at any time in my 30 year career in HR. I have never come across such shameless case making. And since the repeal of the tribunal fees applications to tribunal have...

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Something to Celebrate?

19th September 2018

This month marks the twentieth anniversary of my business. Yay! Raise a glass and so forth. I do feel quietly (but immensely) proud to have achieved that.

The survival rates for SMEs aren’t especially good. By 2016 only 44% of businesses...

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When Does Custom and Practice Affect Contract Terms?

12th September 2018

Custom and practice is one of ways in which employment terms may vary an employment contract. In order for a term to become implied by custom and practice it must be “reasonable, notorious and certain”.

The term varying the contract...

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