Mental Health Policy: What Should it Include?

A Mental Health Policy should include both physical & mental health. It should: 🌟 Begin with a clear statement which commits the organisation to developing a working environment that promotes employee health & wellbeing. 🌟 Be championed by senior management 🌟 Be kept under constant review 🌟 Outline the responsibilities of key stakeholders 🌟 Set […]

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Covid-19 Vaccine

No Jab, No Job

Businesses have prioritised employee health and safety during the pandemic, but the Covid-19 Vaccine has split opinion, with some people rejecting it for a variety of reasons, including medical conditions, religious beliefs, or even fear and confusion whilst others believe that all employees should be vaccinated. Whether or not businesses can – or should – […]

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COVID-19 Return to Work Plan

We just never saw this coming… These are the words I heard over and over from clients when helping them react to the immediate situation we all found ourselves in back in March. 7 weeks later and in anticipation of the eventual lifting of restrictions, NI employers should be utilising this time to plan how […]

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Top 3 Recruitment Mistakes

I have seen a lot of recruitment mistakes over the years. Here’s my top 3: 1. Not knowing exactly the candidate you are looking for Qualifications and experience are important but are they are necessary to be able to do the job? Candidates with the right attitude and a willingness to learn are worth their […]

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How to Calculate Holiday Pay

I have noticed recently that I am receiving a lot of queries about holiday pay, demonstrating that there is a lack of understanding of legislation with respect to holiday pay calculations. Hopefully, I can give some clarity on the matter. Under the Working Time Regulations, the UK adopted 5.6 week’s annual leave as the statutory […]

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