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Testimonial – Jessica Woods, Area Manager

Testimonial – Jessica Woods, Area Manager

I cannot recommend Richards services enough. He is extremely knowledgeable, empathetic, supportive and efficient. Nothing is too much trouble for him and he is a genuine people person which helps when you are communicating with someone in such a high regarded profession. 5 Star customer service!!! Will definitely be recommending to all my family andRead more about Testimonial – Jessica Woods, Area Manager[…]

Workforce engagement: what businesses need to do

Workforce engagement: what businesses need to do

How should quoted companies comply with the new requirement in the UK Corporate Governance Code to engage with their workforce? Broadly, under the UK Corporate Governance Code, quoted companies are expected to perform two specific duties: Ensure the views and concerns of the workforce are taken into account by the directors, particularly when they areRead more about Workforce engagement: what businesses need to do[…]

Security guard was unfairly dismissed after submitting collective grievance letter

Security guard was unfairly dismissed after submitting collective grievance letter

A hospital security officer was unfairly dismissed after lodging a grievance with his employer, which went on to fire him ‘in bad faith’, a tribunal has ruled. Leeds employment tribunal ruled Mr M Brough’s dismissal was “outside the range of reasonable responses” after his employer failed to properly investigate issues he raised as a workplaceRead more about Security guard was unfairly dismissed after submitting collective grievance letter[…]

Testimonial – Stewart Etches, Experienced IT Director/CIO

Testimonial – Stewart Etches, Experienced IT Director/CIO

Throughout the time that Richard and I have worked together, he has shown himself to be a highly knowledgeable, competent and professional HR director. Richard and his team provided invaluable support to me on a number of projects including a global restructuring of the IT department shortly after I joined in 2012. We have sinceRead more about Testimonial – Stewart Etches, Experienced IT Director/CIO[…]

Hotel staff were entitled to statement of rights after first month of work, tribunal rules

Hotel staff were entitled to statement of rights after first month of work, tribunal rules

Three hotel employees were entitled to a statement of their employment conditions within their first month of work, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled, in a finding legal experts said was “revolutionary” for sectors with a high turnover of staff.  The ruling, if upheld, could alter the existing understanding of how soon employees should receiveRead more about Hotel staff were entitled to statement of rights after first month of work, tribunal rules[…]

Repeal of Swedish derogation ‘could lead to huge change for recruitment businesses’

Repeal of Swedish derogation ‘could lead to huge change for recruitment businesses’

The repeal of the ‘Swedish derogation’ contract commonly used to employ agency workers could force many recruitment businesses to revisit their models, experts have suggested. On Monday, the government unveiled its Good Work Plan describing the contract as a ‘legal loophole’which excludes agency workers from the principle of equal treatment in relation to pay under the Agency WorkersRead more about Repeal of Swedish derogation ‘could lead to huge change for recruitment businesses’[…]

Testimonial – Jan de Jong, Regional Managing Director (Netherlands, France & South Africa) @ STERIS AST

Testimonial – Jan de Jong, Regional Managing Director (Netherlands, France & South Africa) @ STERIS AST

I have enjoyed the constructively working together with Richard in his role as HRM Director EME for our AST sterilization companies. Richard’s hands-on and pragmatic leadership style has been helpful and effective to implement and harmonize new HRM practices in our region. Same time he encourages the local site leaders to take ownership for HRRead more about Testimonial – Jan de Jong, Regional Managing Director (Netherlands, France & South Africa) @ STERIS AST[…]

Majority of Court of Appeal find that  Uber drivers are Workers

Majority of Court of Appeal find that Uber drivers are Workers

The Court of Appeal (CoA), by a majority, has upheld the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decisions that Uber drivers should be classified as ‘workers’, not independent self-employed contractors, and therefore are entitled to employment rights such as holiday pay, rest breaks and the minimum wage.  This is now likely to be subjectRead more about Majority of Court of Appeal find that Uber drivers are Workers[…]

Proposed 6.3% increase to employer contribution rates in the NHS Pension Scheme from April 2019

Proposed 6.3% increase to employer contribution rates in the NHS Pension Scheme from April 2019

The latest NHS Pension Scheme valuation results indicate that an increase in benefit requires a 6.3% rise in the employer contribution rate to 20.6%. This figure is expected to be confirmed by the Government Actuary’s Department in their final valuation report due in December 2018.  This cost increase is driven principally by two “technical” factors:Read more about Proposed 6.3% increase to employer contribution rates in the NHS Pension Scheme from April 2019[…]