So after a bit of analysis, Lloyd's of London has introduced a nine-to-five ban on the consumption of alcohol, making it a gross misconduct offence which could get a transgressor fired.
We frequently see restrictive covenants that look impressive, but when they are analysed they offer little or no protection, generally because they have not been constructed specifically for the role they relate to. Unfortunately, this often doesn’t become apparent until an employee leaves the company.
Stress: a disability or a modern day one size fits all?
We all have sympathy for employees who are genuinely unwell and the majority of clients that I work with are a particularly sympathetic bunch, who sometimes get taken for a bit of a ride because of it.
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Build a team with the right skills and culture
When it comes to recruitment and building a team, how often do you spend time looking at an individual’s strengths and skills for the role?
Driving for work: Whose responsibility is it?
The recent case of the lorry driver who killed a family of four while using his mobile phone has led to calls for tougher penalties. An important but often overlooked aspect to this case is the risks employers are exposed to when requiring employees to drive for work reasons.
Time for a break?
We are all guilty of it – working through lunch hours, working late, not taking breaks – and there is often an underlying culture in firms that if you do take breaks, you’re not ‘pulling your weight’. Following a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling, you might want to reconsider the way you treat employees taking breaks.
The Benefits of Animals in the Workplace
For the past six months or so, I have been periodically bringing my dog into the workplace.