Parts of the UK have experienced the hottest July day on record, raising some interesting questions concerning office dress codes. Is it acceptable to make members of staff wear formal clothing, when temperatures are soaring? And are dress codes needed in the 21st century office?
Gender and Leadership
What makes a person a good leader – their skills and abilities or their gender? Despite preconceptions that still prevail, diversity in leadership should be encouraged, particularly with SM&CR on the horizon...
Criminal Records and SM&CR
SM&CR introduces more stringent requirements in respect of criminal record checks. What will these involve?
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.
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.
The Gender Pay Gap – Second Year of Reporting
Employers with 250 or more employees have a legal requirement to publish annual calculations showing how wide the pay gap between their male and female employees is. The 2019 reporting deadline is fast approaching. What impact is publishing this data having in practice?