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Workplace Investigations – Top 10 things not to do!

Quite often, employers decide to outsource workplace investigations to ensure that there is an impartial review of a case before deciding to progress to more formal procedures. Engaging a third party may not always be an option and so this blog is to provide guidance for managers that may find themselves having to conduct an…

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Football ‘is no place for women’ – Avoiding costs and unwanted tribunal claims

This statement contributed to an award of £190,000 to the employee and an additional £100,000 to cover legal costs. The employee Lucy Ward, Education & Welfare Officer at Leeds United Football Club successfully won her claim of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination in April this year. The club subsequently arranged for key personnel to have…

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Time to target ‘Top Talent’ in a different way

HR professionals can design systems and processes for most things people related – ‘Talent Acquisition’ included, but do we have an eye on the future enough to get it ‘right’ and fully meet the needs of organisations as they plan for future growth? I have just been researching on this very topic for a project…

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Brexit Referendum Result– what might we expect to see in terms of changes to Employment Legislation?

Whatever your reaction to the result, you may have already thought about the potential implications of the outcome for employers and employees when you went to vote last week. I certainly did, I wondered whether this result would make it harder or easier for clients, and more or less beneficial for employees?  At a recent…

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A new look as fresh as our approach

Here at jme, we’ve been ten years in business now and, while our approach to HR remains as fresh as ever, the same couldn’t be said for our slightly tired website design. So welcome to our new-look site. The fresh new design also coincides with a new trading name to mark our ten-year anniversary. No…

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61% of UK workers unhappy with perks

Recent research from facilities and building-maintenance company Direct365 suggests that 61% of UK workers aren’t happy with the perks they get from their employers. It’s all part of a general theme of underappreciation that was also revealed last year in an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) study. This found that 33% of employees aim…

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