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Our Client Receives Sunday Times Top 100 Award
Our Client Receives Sunday Times Top 100 Award

09 / 03 / 2009

We are really delighted to pass on the news that one of our clients, Building Services Design has been recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the best small companies to work for in its Top 100 Best Small Companies report. Several of the Russell HR team have now worked with BSD and when we heard they’d gone in...

Horrid HR - A Sad and Very Long Tale
Horrid HR - A Sad and Very Long Tale

16 / 02 / 2009

Some of our clients are signed up with large companies who offer HR by phone. The key selling point is that their service is supported by insurance in the case of a tribunal claim. The advice given is often a bit on the soft side. As we're known for our robust approach, what tends to happen is that our clients...

No Business Like Snow Business......
No Business Like Snow Business......

09 / 02 / 2009

We do tend to complain in Britain that with the first autumn leaves, the trains stop and with the first flake of snow the country stops. You may have noticed the odd flake of snow last week and this time things stopped with a vengeance. Stony Stratford was like a very pretty ghost town on Thursday. By Friday a certain...

Nurse Suspended for Offering to Pray for Elderly Patient's Recovery
Nurse Suspended for Offering to Pray for Elderly Patient's Recovery

09 / 02 / 2009

From The Telegraph 1st February 2009 I thought this was rather a sad comment on our times............ A committed Christian, has been accused by her employers of failing to demonstrate a “personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity”. The employee says she has never forced her own religious beliefs on anyone but politely inquired if the elderly patient wanted...

'Discretionary' Bonus Had to Be Paid
'Discretionary' Bonus Had to Be Paid

02 / 02 / 2009

Many employers offer bonuses and commission on a discretionary basis. But in some cases the discretionary element hardens and can become a contractual entitlement. This is what happened in a recent case. Mr Small was a warehouseman who worked for Boots the Chemist. He claimed that his employer had made an unlawful deduction from his wages when he was not...

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