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Getting Better (Attendance)
Getting Better (Attendance)

09 / 04 / 2009

This story about managing attendance was sent to us by one of our business contacts. It tickled us, so we thought it worth a mention. “ My in-laws run a limited company which is largely funded through public grants, and due to the nature of its activities has a high proportion of former public sector workers. One of the managers...

When I’m 64 (And Three Quarters)......
When I’m 64 (And Three Quarters)......

02 / 04 / 2009

For the first time in the UK there are more people over 65 than under 16 and demands are being made more vociferously for people to be able to work beyond pensionable age. Last week two immigration judges, Stuart Southgate and Jeremy Varcoe, who were forced to retire at 70, brought a case against the Ministry of Justice over in...

Judge Rules That Environmental Campaigner Religious Discrimination Law to Make a Claim for Unfair Dismissal.
Judge Rules That Environmental Campaigner Religious Discrimination Law to Make a Claim for Unfair Dismissal.

26 / 03 / 2009

Doing so much employment law training means we have to work constantly to keep on top of developing areas and cases. The case of Tim Nicholson, currently being hailed by some environmentalists as a ‘green martyr’, after being made redundant by Grainger plc, is an interesting one. Grainger plc is Britain’s biggest residential property investment company. Mr Nicholson was Head...

Dogs for the Disabled get Some Pup-licity!
Dogs for the Disabled get Some Pup-licity!

17 / 03 / 2009

Despite our reputation for commercial toughness and robust handling of HR, we do have a bit of a soft side. Several years ago we started working with Dogs for the Disabled and have become firm fans of their work. Not only do the dogs give disabled children and adults more independence, something I hadn’t realised when I first got involved...

Mediation For Cats
Mediation For Cats

12 / 03 / 2009

While the HR Headmistress rather relishes a bit of a skirmish, at Russell HR Consulting, we do try to minimise the tears-before-bedtime scenario. And so it came about that we decided to introduce a new service to our HR portfolio. Workplace mediation is based on the principles of encouraging constructive communication in a safe and confidential environment and identifying mutual...