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Flexible working comes into law

The right to flexible working has been extended in law to be a fundamental and universal right for UK employees. For many this threatens to become an issue; and it need not be so. This article is not intended to

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Supermarket shifts ’cause anxiety and insecurity’

A recent study by Alex Wood and Brendan Burchell from the department of sociology at Cambridge delivers more evidence about what many of us have suspected. Supermarket ‘super flexible’ working arrangements are not good for staff. In fact they impair mental

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Employee Scheduling – Vacation Wars

Some years ago a colleague – a very conscientious hardworking staff member – was boldly declaring she enjoyed 50 leave days a year! Naturally as everyone else only had 25 days leave a year we wanted to know what was

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Whitepaper About Neglected Management Skills in the Workplace

A time when team leaders and line supervisors were being unwittingly transformed from people managers into process managers, while management teams continued to be wooed and seduced by HR fads and fashion surrounding talent management and 360-deg performance driven reward and retention programs.

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Use it or lose it – Lyons v Mitie decision on Annual Leave

The UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Lyons v Mitie found the employer is entitled to require sufficient notice from staff to take holidays, making it the employees own problem if they do no use their annual leave. This

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