The HR Headmistress' blog

Redundancy During Maternity Leave

13th December 2012

Recently we have been advising on a reorganisation at a client’s workplace. The client is proposing to offer enhanced terms to volunteers. One of the employees is on maternity leave. The employee in question is being informed of the changes...

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Think Twice Before You Tweet…

26th November 2012

Twitter is a relatively new social media platform; most of us probably hadn’t even heard of it five years ago. Yet with all the furore in the media at the moment, it’s probably fair to say that most of the UK population will have...

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The Social Media Sandstorm

20th November 2012

The number of problems that arise from the use of social media has, in recent years, increased dramatically. Facebook now has over 900 million users; more than 500 million people are said to be tweeting and over 100 million professionals are...

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Laying Down The Law On Cyber-Bullying

24th October 2012

Last week the case of Canadian school girl Amanda Todd, who committed suicide after years of cyber bullying, was all over the media, and serves as a sad reminder of how hurtful online abuse can be and how quickly it can escalate out of control.

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Dismissal For A First Offence

12th September 2012

It is an unfortunate fact of being a manager that at some point in your career you will most likely have to deal with a situation involving dismissing an employee.

There are potentially five fair reasons for dismissal: conduct, capability,...

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