Have you recently hired someone?

The likely success (or failure) of the relationship between your business and the new recruit often depends on the early days of their employment. Why are Inductions Important? Do not underestimate the value and importance of inductions. Inductions play a big role in a new employees’ performance and contribution to your company. It allows your…

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Are you following the correct disciplinary procedure?

All organisations should a disciplinary procedure with clear guidelines for managers and employees. As many tribunal cases are won due to employers not following the correct procedure, it’s more important now more than ever to ensure the correct procedures are being carried out. We have compiled key information and steps to take during your disciplinary…

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Getting Employment Contracts Right

Top Tips for Getting Employment Contracts Right Ensuring your employment contracts are right is vital to protecting your business from a potential claim. The majority of expensive employment tribunal claims come about because businesses do not have the correct documentation in place, like a written statement of main terms, an employee handbook and the correct…

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Case Confidential – Flexible Working Requests

In the New Year, many people look to make changes in both their personal and professional lives. If one of your employees’ New Years Resolutions is to make a flexible working request, here’s what you need to know. Is it an employer’s responsibility to encourage an employee to put forward a flexible working application or…

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What are your responsibilities to visitors of your nursery?

If you have nursery visitors, you have responsibilities to adhere to, below we discuss some of these: The Croner Health & Safety Advice Line recently received a call from a nursery regarding their responsibilities and duties towards nursery visitors. Advice The Helpline advisor acknowledged that nurseries have to be welcoming places for legitimate visitors with…

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Gross misconduct meeting and bringing a friend

What would you do if you were inviting an employee to a gross misconduct meeting and they asked for a friend to come along to help? That’s exactly the situation a nursery manager found themselves in recently. The facts Claire was a cleaner employed by the nursery to carry out her work after the nursery…

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Disciplinary action for breach of a nursery company policy

Nurseries expect their staff to adhere to their policies and procedures and may want to instigate disciplinary action, including dismissal, against any employee who they believe has breached them. But what happens when a nursery manager wants to dismiss an employee for breaching a policy or procedure, but there is no evidence that the employee…

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