A recent BBC Three documentary has raised important questions about what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace. With SM&CR aiming to improve conduct at all levels, Kate Foreman explains why sexual harassment in the financial services sector is an issue that cannot be ignored.
A Timely Reminder…
It’s that time of year again… Kate Foreman highlights the importance of maintaining professional standards of behaviour, even when enjoying a seasonal celebration.
Have You Cobbled Your Contracts?
When auditing clients’ employment files, one of the main areas of weakness sits with one of the most important documents – the Contract of Employment.
Time to re-think disability in the workplace
Tom Wood explores the barriers around physical and mental disabilities, why organisations should focus on the human first and not a disability and whether the word ‘disability’ is even appropriate in modern society.
As SM&CR and IDD approach, now is the time to start putting your ducks in an orderly row…
Assessing your employees is a necessary task if you want to comply with the requirements of the FCA. Kate Foreman examines why appraisals are good for compliance and great for business.
Enjoy the break, you’ve earned it
We all know it is important to take a break from work, yet with the speed in which the world is digitally transforming, it is also getting harder to switch off from the workplace to make this easier.
The Coddle Culture
“Have you cleaned your teeth? Eaten breakfast? Are you getting enough water?” You might ask your children these questions – but should you be doing the same with your employees?
Never mind the client….!
How often do businesses sit back and think about the needs of their employees?
The customer is always right, except for when they are wrong
Having the ability to take a step back, remain calm, and most importantly, avoid making it personal, can make all the difference towards a successful resolution.