What Makes for A Flawless Hiring Process?

Back to Basics: Question Time   It’s the basic foundation of any learning process and there is nothing more simplified in the hiring process than asking a list of prepared questions, in order to find out the suitability of a candidate.  In the testing and interview phase, if you ask the right questions it can [...]

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British Cycling Chief in discrimination row

Shane Sutton, the Australian Technical Director of British Cycling, has been suspended because of discrimination allegations by a female team member. Mr Sutton has been suspended whilst an investigation in to comments he made to a female cyclist is completed. The female cyclist, Jess Varnish said that Sutton had made sexist and discriminatory comments towards […]

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Investing in Your Business’s Growth

The Digital Age   Your employees, or potential employee’s mind-set, plays a part in helping you to achieve growth within your business.  Therefore, making them feel confident in their role at work by giving them the right training will help them to be more productive and perform better.  Having a rich and diverse team of [...]

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Swindon Town Football club fined £2,500 per day for pensions failings

Swindon Town Football club fined £2,500 per day for pensions failings   Swindon Town, the League One Football Club have been fined almost £23,000 by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) for regularly and ‘repeatedly’ failing to comply with it’s Auto-Enrolment pensions duties and obligations.   Key areas of failure outlined by TPR cover enrolling staff at [...]

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Legal update – Paternity Leave

Legal update - Paternity Leave   Now that 5th April 2016 has passed, it means that the provision to be able to take Additional Paternity Leave (APL) is no longer open to fathers to be.  This is because of the implementation of Shared Parental Leave which is now fully in effect.   Shared Parental Leave [...]

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Chancellor warns companies not to ‘cut benefits’

George Osborne has this week warned companies that cutting staff benefits or perks in a way to combat the newly introduced National Living Wage. From April this year, the government have introduced the National Living Wage which increases the minimum hourly pay to over 25’s to £7.20, an increase of 50p per hour. The government [...]

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Leeds United worker ‘sacked’ for over using annual leave

An employment tribunal panel was told that Lucy Ward, a former Education and Welfare Officer for Leeds United Football Club was sacked because the head coach that the Chairman planned to get rid of, ‘came as a pair’. Lucy Ward is in a relationship with Neil Redfearn, the Leeds United ex Head Coach and is [...]

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Gutierrez wins Employment Tribunal against Newcastle United

Last week, an employment tribunal found that former Newcastle United and Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez, was dropped by Newcastle due to his cancer diagnosis. The employment tribunal also found Newcastle guilty of making it impossible for Gutierrez to achieve the number of appearances required to trigger an extension to his contract.   In October 2013, [...]

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