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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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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Are you responsible for your employees’ actions outside of work?

UPDATE: With the party season just around the corner, we’ve spoken to the HR experts at Croner to provide a few tips to help both you and your staff enjoy the festivities. You can read the tips here  Employers can be legally liable for the acts of their employees – this is known as ‘vicarious liability’….

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Ten tips for dealing with an underperforming employee

Every manager hopes that all employees will perform satisfactorily in their roles 100% all the time, but there will be occasions when performance falls below an acceptable standard. Early action is the best policy, rather than waiting and hoping that things will improve. They rarely do, and delay just makes subsequent interventions more difficult. Val…

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HR Case Confidential – Social Networking

Social networking is now a part of everyday life, but it can catch out those employers who haven’t updated their policies and procedures to incorporate it. One recent case that the Business Support Helpline advised on involved a nursery manager who had broken the rules on the expected standards of behaviour. Tweet The helpline received…

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Case Confidential – Recruitment

Recruitment of staff can be a time consuming activity; finding the right person with the relevant experience and qualifications who will fit in with the rest of your team can take time. It is also important to get the administration aspects of this completed in a timely matter, as one nursery manager found out to…

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Cost of cyber security breaches doubles

The rising costs of malicious software attacks and staff-related breaches highlights the need for companies to take action, Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said at the recent Infosecurity Europe event. He was speaking at the launch of “The Information Security Breaches Survey 2015”, which has been prepared for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills…

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Some tricky issues relating to pay

Pay is one of the most sensitive issues that employers need to deal with. When there are disputes over issues such as calculating a bonus, reclaiming an overpayment or something similar, the situation can easily become very tense. Croner rounds up some recent cases relating to pay, along with advice about how to handle the…

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Taking Action on Staff Absence

Staff absence is often a cause for concern in nurseries, particularly when it has an adverse effect on the ratio of staff to children. Poor attendance Abbie had been working for almost a year at the nursery, during that time her attendance record was very poor. The Nursery Manager, had chosen to deal with the…

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HR Case Confidential – How should we deal with a member of staff who is absent due to long-term sickness?

Croner’s team of HR advice line experts commonly receive questions from nurseries about what to do with a member of staff who is absent due to long-term  sickness. In one recent case, a Nursery Manager called the Employment Helpline asking for advice about one of their Room  Leaders who was absent from work due to…

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