How much influence does an employer have?

This week’s blog is again inspired by a radio interview I’ve given (5th September on BBC Three Counties Radio). The item was inspired by the news in The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ditch-the-plastic-cups-or-face-sack-staff-told-5jd07x3l5# that Sheffield based Intelligent Hand Dryers had banned single-use plastics from the office and anyone found with a banned item would risk being fired from […]

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Do you need to worry about the well-being of your staff?

The inspiration for this week’s blog is from an interview which I did last week on the BBC Three Counties Radio drive time show. The interview was all about the well-being of employees and the duty of care that employers have towards their staff. The conversation was sparked by the announcement by Easyjet that one […]

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The Implications of Social Media

Whether you like it or not, and however you use it, social media has implications for your business. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and increasingly Instagram and WhatsApp are now central to how we communicate with our colleagues, staff, our clients, customers and how we do our marketing, lead generation and much besides. This means enormous opportunities, […]

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DOHR plays a key role in project to combat Sexual Harassment in the workplace

“All organisations can achieve a workplace which is free from sexual harassment” DOHR are now able to announce a partnership with Jewish Women’s Aid to deliver a comprehensive Sexual Harassment Awareness and Management in the Workplace programme. As an HR practice, we have been advising businesses on the need to actively manage and take a […]

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Handling a Flexible Working Request

The legal bit Most employees with more than 26 weeks service have the legal right to request flexible working. However, they can only make one request in any rolling 12-month period. It is best practice for a business to have a flexible working policy and a flexible working application form. Employers legally have three months […]

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What is flexible working?

The term ‘flexible working’ means lots of different things depending on who you are speaking to. To some it is the ability to work part-time, to others the ability to work from home and to others the ability to work shifts or on a zero hours basis. The right to request flexible working has been […]

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