Dealing with recruitment difficulties

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and development reports that organisations are finding recruitment harder with 75% reporting recruitment difficulties. With the lower value of sterling, the uncertainty over Brexit and with unemployment at a 42 year low of 4.8% we may see increasing pressure on recruitment at all levels of the labour market. Following from […]

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Uber fires staff for harassment – a good idea?

Yes, undoubtedly. Uber will have weighed up the risk of Tribunal claims for unfair dismissal against the risk of harassment claims arising from doing nothing. Nonetheless they are trying to close the stable door after the horse has bolted.  The allegations against Uber have gone to the core, with the Chief Executive now resigning. Claims […]

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Can men wear shorts at work?

It is forecast to be one of the hottest days of the year and one of your more “assertive” male employees turns up in shorts. Do you have to accept it? Well, it depends… An inherent (implied and unwritten) part of any contract of employment (not likely to apply to a “worker” though) is that […]

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