The HR Headmistress' blog

Are Employees Entitled to Time off to Attend a Funeral?

28th August 2019

Where employees suffer a bereavement, they usually want to attend their funeral. Do they have the right to attend?

All employees are entitled to reasonable, unpaid time off for dependants. This is time off to deal with unforeseen matters and...

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Are You Looking for Mr Right*?

21st August 2019

The lack of good people hinders business growth, so a good strategy at an early stage can help you.

One of my clients uses skilled machine handlers. They’re not only core to the business, they are incredibly difficult to find and there have...

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Are All Your Balls Up in the Air?

14th August 2019

Juggling too many balls? We all go through periods when we are flat out at work. For many of us being incredibly busy is a way of life and it just goes with the turf. For example, this year I have nine separate personal and work projects on the...

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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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