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An Employee Resignation During a Disciplinary Process

Posted on 02 September 2021

An employer cannot refuse to accept an employee’s resignation at any time.  If an employee has submitted their resignation it is valid even if the ... Continue reading >

What is Workplace Mediation?

Posted on 02 September 2021

Mediation is where an impartial third party, helps people in dispute to attempt to reach a resolution by facilitating a conversation between the parti... Continue reading >

Key Information on Overtime

Posted on 02 September 2021

Overtime is usually classed as hours worked above normal full time hours. Salaried positions often do not attract overtime payments, but it is common ... Continue reading >

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03
Oct, 2019

Using Trigger Points to Manage Short Term Absence        

Posted by Helen in Absence Management

Every organisation should keep good records of employee sickness and monitor this regularly to ensure that good standards of attendance are being achieved.  Return to work interviews are useful as the first step in managing absence, and they should be completed after every period of absence, even if the...



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14
Aug, 2018

What is the Bradford Factor?        

Posted by Helen in Absence Management

The Bradford factor is a scoring formula used to manage frequent short-term staff absence.  It is a simple tool which highlights any employees who have unacceptable levels of short term absence from work. The Bradford Factor does not identify particular patterns of absence, therefore monitoring will als...



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08
Jan, 2018

Fit for Work Scheme to be Scrapped        

Posted by Helen in Absence Management

The Government’s national ‘Fit for Work’ occupational health scheme is to be scrapped with effect from 31st March 2018 in England and Wales, and 31st May 2018 in Scotland. The scheme was originally made available nationally in September 2015 to offer impartial advice to employers, and occupational ...



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08
Apr, 2016

HOW TO HANDLE LONG TERM SICKNESS ABSENCE REVIEW MEETINGS        

Posted by Helen in Absence Management

It is always good practice to keep in touch with employees who are off on long term sick.  We suggest that a review meeting should take place approximately every 4 weeks, and that contact is maintained between those meetings by telephone. Purpose of the Meeting The purpose of an absence review meeting m...



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