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City News November 2011

05/11/2011 - 00:11

Welcome to the November issue of City News. This month's issue is packed with useful information and topical articles, from the furore that's emerged over the wearing of poppies both on and off the football pitch, to what to do in the event of the early winter that we're predicted, not to...

Job Hopper Jason - what are his motives?

19/10/2011 - 00:10

This week we're focusing on Job Hopper Jason in our winning cards series. Job Hopper Jason can be extremely costly, both financially and in terms of time and patience. With a reputation for serially moving from one job to another, he's never quite satisfied in a job, he's always looking out for a better...

Who is deemed an agency worker?

18/10/2011 - 00:10

The Agency Worker Regulations 2010 Effective: 1st October 2011 An Agency Worker (often referred to as a ‘temp’) is someone who has a contract with the Temporary Work Agency (TWA) (an employment contract or an agreement to perform work or provide services personally) but works temporarily...

Changes to national minimum wage rates

17/10/2011 - 00:10

Effective 1 October 2011the main rate for workers aged 21 and over will increase to £6.08the 18-20 rate will increase to £4.98the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18 will increase to £3.68the apprentice rate, for apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the...

The importance of competence

15/10/2011 - 00:10

Park City would like to remind business owners and companies of the importance of their duties to ensure either their own competence internally or - if using external advisors - the need for ensuring their competence in undertaking safety-related activities following the conviction of two men in Nottingham.A...

City News October 2011

05/10/2011 - 00:10

In City News this time, I want to focus on Job Hopper Jason from our 'Winning Cards' series. Job Hopper Jason can be extremely costly, both financially and in terms of time and patience. With a reputation for serially moving from one job to another, he's never quite satisfied in a job, he's...

Retailers count cost of city riots

19/08/2011 - 00:08

HR Managers are implementing disaster planning to assist employees in the retail businesses who have been hardest hit by the wave of riots and looting that has recently spread across our cities.Where staff cannot return to their workplace the larger retailers have plans in place for this sort of emergency...

Looking after your staff during troubled times

18/08/2011 - 00:08

We hope none of you have been adversely affected by the recent riots but are now mindful of the duty of care we have to ensure the safety of our employees. With this in mind, we would like to share the following checklist with you:Communicate company policy on attendance, working practises and precautions...

Are you ready for London 2012?

16/08/2011 - 00:08

The Olympic Games will start on 27 July 2012 and will carry on until 12 August 2012, followed by the Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September 2012. There are therefore many dates where employees will be visiting the games and associated events during this period.The Olympic ticketing process created...

Harassed Helen - how would you handle a harassment case in your workplace?

15/08/2011 - 00:08

As promised, in my last blog, today I'm focusing on ‘Harassed Helen’. Harassment is just one grievance that can affect any business – other common complaints include discrimination and bullying and I'll go into those in more detail next time. For now though, let's be clear...

City News August 2011

01/08/2011 - 00:08

As promised in my last blog and following on our 'Winning Cards' theme, we're now looking at 'Harassed Helen'. Harassment is just one grievance that can affect any business - other common complaints include discrimination and bullying and I'll go into those in more detail next...

'Absent' Angela - Do you have one of these in your organisation? Dealing with absence in the workplace

31/05/2011 - 00:05

If you've been keeping an eye on the business press over the last few days, you'll be very aware that the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) have been at odds over the level of business legislation in this country. The IoD regularly surveys...

Under performing Patrick!

19/05/2011 - 00:05

For the next seven weeks, we're going to be dealing with a different issue from our Winning Cards series. This week, it's Under performing Patrick we're concentrating on.Dealing with staff who are under performing forms an important part of performance management and we often hear from our...

Employee wins tribunal, but is it really fair?

11/05/2011 - 00:05

Is it really fair that an employee wins a tribunal case purely on the basis that his employer forgot to file some paperwork? Well actually that happens and in a recent case, we'll never really know who should have won. The employer concerned neglected to follow strict procedures and guidelines, meaning...

Employment Law Changes for 2011

15/02/2011 - 11:02

Compensatory Awards increases effective from 1st February 2011Maximum Basic Award£12,000Maximum Weekly Rate (statutory redundancy rate)£400 per weekMaximum compensatory award for Unfair Dismissal£68,400Guaranteed Pay (for lay off purposes)£22.20 per daStatutory maternity, paternity and adoption payWith...

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