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Whatsapp mishap!

Defamation, bullying, and offensive language designed to discredit an organisation and its people… It’s all happening on the internet. Social media cases before Fair Work are a dime a dozen. Time and time again, employees fail to foresee th...

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The mind works in mysterious ways, and the case of unconscious bias…

…that much has always been true to those tasked with understanding its secrets, including those with an interest in HR. HR is a profession that is closely linked to the study of the mind: as practitiones and scientists alike have tried new ways ...

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Should your business be embracing the gig economy?

High profile coverage of companies such as Uber (which lost the right to classify its UK drivers as self-employed at a tribunal) have increased scrutiny of the gig economy in recent months. Yet despite the criticism, it shows no signs of abating, wit...

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Should employees be entitled to time off to care for sick pets?

Pets are one of the family, which means two things. You love them to bits, and they’re very expensive! Typically, this is the case when your pet dog, cat our hamster has some horrible accident or falls ill.  A wave of relief comes over as you ...

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HR essentials for SMEs

Taking on staff for the first time is a huge step for many SMEs – you may be an expert in your product or service offering but may have only limited working knowledge of HR (Human Resources). Before you expand your workforce, it’s prudent to i...

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How disabled-friendly is your company?

Mr Paulley, a wheelchair user, was denied access on a bus because a mother had used the space for her pram, and refused to give it up. Many media headlines have named the bus company and Mr Paulley, but no-one has named and shamed the mother. Pra...

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