Human Resources

RWA's Business Development Manager, Nicola Mathias, explores how businesses can maximise their L&D budgets.

What is a ‘span of control’? This is a question that every firm should be able to answer, but in my experience, few effectively can.

February 2018 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom; while 100 years may have passed since this landmark achievement, gender inequality is still present in the workplace.

Employers need to be mindful of the challenges associated with gender issues and should identify and address unconscious biases, indirect discrimination or inappropriate behaviour that might exist in their workplace.

The office party should be a time for staff to relax after a year’s hard work, to celebrate shared achievements, and to bond as a team. However, alcohol, festivity and the blurring of professional boundaries can be a dangerous combination.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015, which came into force on 29 October 2015, is a piece of legislation that has mostly gone unnoticed by the majority of the financial services industry.

How can you create key points of differentiation for your firm, which are truly valued by your customers?

Is there ever justification for an employee who is on sick leave to be anywhere but in their sick bed?

The Supreme Court has this week given its ruling that tribunal fees (introduced in 2013) are unlawful, restricting access to justice and should, therefore, be scrapped.

The recent tribunal case of Coghlan v Hideaway Club UK has highlighted the need to treat an employee’s serious illness with respect and due regard.

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