SM&CR introduces more stringent requirements in respect of criminal record checks. What will these involve?
SM&CR and Diversity and Inclusion
With the introduction of SM&CR fast approaching for general insurance firms, it is worth considering the FCA’s stance on diversity and inclusion. Does your firm fully understand diversity and inclusion?
Do You Understand Your Responsibilities?
Statements of Responsibilities, which are required under SM&CR, are a useful and important way of documenting the accountabilities of senior managers. Amy Foster highlights why we need to understand our responsibilities.
Retaining Good Employees
Recruitment can be costly and time-consuming. This article considers the benefits of retaining good employees and explores how organisations can successfully encourage staff retention.
Honesty, Integrity and Employment Tribunals
Failing to be honest may be costly. The judgement in a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal, shows that the credibility of evidence offered by a claimant, witness or respondent in legal proceedings may be considered in fitness and propriety assessments.
The Importance of a Good Induction
Is your induction process well-planned – or do you leave new recruits to their own devices? Amy Foster explains why having a robust induction process is so important for both employers and employees.
Autism in the Workplace
Under the Equality Act 2010, it is a requirement for employers to make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities. Only around 16% of autistic adults are in full time employment, with 32% in some form of paid work, suggesting that employers may need to do more to provide support in the workplace.
The Pitfalls of Social Media and the Workplace
Social media is a part of our everyday lives – but mixing social media and the workplace can be risky. What are the pitfalls you need to be aware of?
Mentorship in the World of #MeToo
Mentorship in the workplace is crucial in developing the confidence and skills of junior employees. However, an alarming and unfortunate by-product of the #MeToo movement has been the suggestion that fear of false sexual harassment allegations may result in a growing divide between men and women in the workplace.