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Baroness Scotland And The Illegal Worker
Baroness Scotland And The Illegal Worker

25 / 09 / 2009

Baroness Scotland, who was a Home Office minister when laws were passed to fine bosses who employ illegal workers up to £10,000, has herself been fined after being found to have employed a housekeeper who was not allowed to work in the UK. It is understood that the lady she employed arrived in the UK in 2003 on a temporary...

Kate’s Cases - This Week I Have Mostly Been Sacking People...
Kate’s Cases - This Week I Have Mostly Been Sacking People...

11 / 09 / 2009

While we always remind clients that the purpose of the disciplinary process is to encourage employees to improve, there are always those who are a bit reluctant to demonstrate a commitment to meet the employer’s standards. And those are the ones who tend to be dismissed. We do seem to handle a lot of tough cases. Some time ago we...

Kate's Cases... Tactics Are Everything
Kate's Cases... Tactics Are Everything

02 / 09 / 2009

Last year Kate gave a talk to a group of managers about how to manage attendance in a practical and robust way. After the talk, a member of the audience came up and asked if she could help him with a problem. John (not his real name) works for a small company. Several years before, a TUPE transfer had taken...

Credit Card Feud
Credit Card Feud

27 / 08 / 2009

This blog is by way of a public service announcement. Did you know that you can close your account with a bank, destroy the credit card, send it back and give written instructions that no future payments are to be made against it, yet in some circumstances, the bank will continue to make payments against your card? This can go...

Jummy Fakorede - Work Experience Student Blog
Jummy Fakorede - Work Experience Student Blog

18 / 08 / 2009

During the course of the Summer, we have given the opportunity of work experience to students from the University of Northampton and here is our latest student blog... My name is Jummy Fakorede, a final year student from the University of Northampton studying Human Resource Management.In life, you take a decision sometimes which might turn out for the positive or...

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