The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently made several announcements concerning changes to employment law with the aim of reducing the number of workplace disputes that end up in the tribunal.
BIS published its response to the ‘Ending the Employment Relationship’ consultation
The most significant proposals are to:
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Hi all, if you have a few minutes, could you complete this Marketing Survey that we are currently running:
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We increasingly see photographs and personal information about directors and employees both on websites and in marketing materials. This could also include company Facebook pages and other social networking sites.
A word of caution...
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, photos, names and work histories of employees are considered to be "personal data". This information can only be used for the…
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This is my first blog post for Networking in Buckinghamshire so I will introduce myself: my name is Melanie and I am a concert pianist and author. I have just written my first book, So you want to play the piano? which will be available next month as an ebook on Amazon.
I have spent my life giving classical piano recitals around the world and in the UK as well as teaching the piano, adjudicating and examining for the ABRSM. After 15 years or non-stop…Continue
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I've been very remiss lately and I haven't been networking much this year - online or offline. But now I'm back, and I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone is up to.
But I haven't been hibernating... far from it! I've restructured my business, and The Back Office is now focussing primarily on HR. We have a lovely new website - …Continue
Added by Barbara Patrick on March 16, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments
I attended a Mock Employment Tribunal earlier this week. The grounds of the claim were age discrimination, victimisation and harassment. The claimant was claiming against his employer AND against his line manager personally.
Ultimately, the claimant failed in some elements of his claim but won in one, with an award against his employer and - surprisingly - against his line manager personally. That would…
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Collaborative Law is a relatively new approach aimed at helping separating or divorcing couples. I trained as a Collaborative lawyer because the collaborative approach to family law made a lot of sense to me and many clients agree.
The collaborative process is not for every couple who decide that they want to get divorced or separate, but it is certainly worth considering because of the impact it can have on…Continue
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Having just got to grips with the recent parental policies (in fact I've just produced a full set of parental policies for a client of mine), the Government has issued a further consultation document seeking to change the rules, yet again.
Not all of it's bad, but it's another layer of changes and confusion for employers to unravel.…
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According to a survey of 4064 jobseekers in 2010 by Home Learning College and Reed.co.uk, around one-third of job applicants were finding that a lack of qualifications was holding them back.
Around 50% were resorting to further training to update their skills with ambitious job seekers finding that targeted vocational training added value to their CVs.
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I recently read a book by Michael Heppell entitled 5 Star Service. I've met many people who would do themselves a big favour if they read it too. It's slightly gushy, but the message is strong... GO THE EXTRA MILE!
Don't just deliver what you said you would deliver; exceed expectations. Create the WOW…
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Hi everyone, just a quick note to welcome you to our latest network. Thanks for your support whilst we get things moving along - please ensure you join up and add your profile so we can understand who you are, what you do and most importantly - how we can help!
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