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Jeremy Hunt imposes new terms and conditions onto Junior Doctors – How to effectively change the terms and conditions of employment

On 11th February 2016, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt took the decision to impose a new contract on Junior Doctors which amends their existing terms and conditions of employment.  Contract changes are sometimes necessary for your business so how would SimpleHR support an employer who needed to amend their contracts of employment for an existing […]

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How to show appreciation

A company’s most valuable asset is its people, this is why it makes good business sense  to retain committed employee’s for as long as possible Once simple step is to show how much you really do value their contribution.  When you are a small or medium sized business, you may have to come up with […]

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Great leadership versus Poor management

Everyone has the potential to be a manager, but not everyone is a great leader. Leaders are the driving force behind the success of your company, and decide the future of work the company undertakes in its prospects. At one point, you may have worked for or come across a poor manager- therefore you should have […]

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How to deal with workplace negativity

A positive, efficient workplace is what every company strives towards. However, conflict and difficulties will arise which can lead to negative attitudes which damage employee morale and in turn productivity. As an employer, you may not always be aware of the problems when they first arise, but there are many ways that you can stop […]

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How to build the perfect team

Working as part of a team is not always easy, and it doesn’t work for everyone – but a strong team of  employees that work together well is an essential component of a successful business. The first things you need to think about when building a team is what the team is there to achieve. […]

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When should you use settlement agreements?

A settlement agreement is a signed agreement that the employee will not pursue any sort of claim against the employers. These claims can include: –       Unfair dismissal –       Discrimination –       Unlawful deduction of wages –       Breach of contract Settlement agreements are best used […]

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How to manage a dismissal under two years

Some employers are under the impression that you are able to dismiss an employee for any reason if they have less than two years of service – this is not necessarily the case. In previous blogs, we have discussed fair and unfair dismissals and advice on how you should handle them, a lot of what […]

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How to hold a disciplinary hearing

Holding a disciplinary hearing can be a daunting task. We have highlighted below the steps that you need to follow and given some best practice advice on making the process and seamless as possible and as straightforward as possible:- 1.    If an issue arises that requires disciplinary action, you should always try to resolve the issue […]

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What is a fair reason for dismissal?

As an employer, you will often be faced with difficult situations and decisions involving your staff, which can ultimately lead to dismissal. It is important that you know the law surrounding dismissals and you know which reasons would be deemed as fair or unfair. Dismissing an employee inappropriately or unfairly may end up in an […]

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Guest Blog: Auto Enrolment, there’s a flood coming!

Keeping in with this month’s theme of employee benefits –  we have something a little different for this week’s blog. Justin Corliss, from AGL Corporate Services has written an insightful guide on how to deal with Auto Enrolment for pensions; ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___   ___ […]

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