Tag: management training

Conflict at work? How mediation can help

Its almost impossible to avoid conflict at work. Informal complaints and niggles left unresolved can quickly evolve into informal disputes, unhealthy undercurrents and time consuming clashes and formal grievances. Unresolved […]

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Predictable working requests – how should employers respond?

What is your daily routine? Weekly routine? Do you even have a routine? ACAS has started a public consultation on what should be included in its upcoming statutory Code of […]

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New Supreme Court Ruling On Holiday Pay – What Does It Mean?

The Supreme Court has decided the long-awaited holiday pay case of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland & PSNI another v Agnew & others. The ruling […]

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Sickness Absence Soars

Sickness absence soared to a 10 year high with average absence rising to 7.8 days, an increase of two full days per year per employee. How is the wellbeing of […]

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8 Ways We Help The HR Bottom Line

Effective outsourced human resource (HR) practices can significantly contribute to improving the financial bottom line. Investing in HR support when required can save people problems later down the line. HR […]

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Sickness Absence Update & Reminder

Sickness Absence Update: ACAS has recently updated its guidance on Sickness Absence. Let us know if you’d like your sickness absence policies reviewing and updating. A quick reminder of how we […]

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Unlocking Management Excellence: The Power of Performance Coaching

Effective management is the cornerstone of organisational success. To excel in their roles, managers often turn to performance coaching. In this update, we consider the types of managers who may […]

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Flexible Working: 4 Key Changes and a Culture Shift

New flexible working rules have been given the go ahead. The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 finally has Royal Assent and is likely to come into force in 2024. […]

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Imposter Syndrome: Springboard to Success

Do you feel everyone else is better than you? Stressed out or worried someone is going to find out that you’re a “fraud”? Not as good as people think you […]

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Improving Employee Retention: Seven Key Tips

Employee retention is a serious concern for employers world-wide. Are your staff counting down the calendar days when they can leave? Some do! High turnover rates impact productivity and morale and […]

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Benefits of executive coaching

Executive coaching has gained significant recognition as a powerful tool for professional development, offering guidance and support to executives in various industries. In particular lawyers, business owners and sales professionals […]

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HR Investigations – Tips, Traps & Regulations

We regularly carry out independent investigations to help employers get HR investigations right. Sometimes this involves supporting an employer directly if they do not have their own in house HR […]

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Giving Back: Chairing the gunnercooke Foundation inspire* Yorkshire Peer Group

On 29th June, Joan Pettingill Chaired the gunnercooke Foundation’s inspire* Yorkshire charity peer group. This is part of Pettingill Consulting’s commitment to give back to the communities that support us.  […]

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Employment Contracts: Enforcing Unsigned Employment Contracts

Can an unsigned employment contract be valid and enforceable? Potentially, yes. When deciding enforceability, employment judges will look closely at the conduct of the parties, what each of them understood […]

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Workplace Conflict – What’s Your Early Resolution Policy?

According to ACAS research, workplace conflict costs employers a staggering £28.5 billion a year. The CIPD states employees spend on average 1.8 hours a week each in informal workplace conflicts. That […]

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Mind the gap

Since the pandemic, many employers have experienced staff resignations, recruitment problems & retention difficulties. This is on top of challenges to ensure managers are able to cope with the requirements […]

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References

Have you or your HR team provided a staff reference recently? Was it a standard one; just name, role and dates of service or did you complete a tick box […]

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People Academy – Bespoke Management Training

We are delighted to launch People Academy, our Bespoke Management Training. We work with employers to deliver bespoke management training. To do this we listen to your needs and those […]

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Alcohol at Work: Has Time Been Called on Gin O’Clock?

What are your guidelines on booze at work? Are your staff weekend warriors or tea-total? With alcohol consumption among Gen-Z staff falling, and with only 2 in 10 staff classed […]

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What is Bumping Redundancy?

A bumping redundancy is where the person whose role is redundant does not get dismissed. Instead they take someone else’s job and that person is dismissed instead. The person who […]

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Redundancy – Paid Time Off

It’s easy to forget the fine details towards the end of a redundancy process. In this update we summarise rights about paid time off in a redundancy context. After all, […]

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Step Up To Success – Our 9 Step Executive Coaching Programme

Would you like to maximise performance? Are you or your staff being reorganised or promoted? Do you or your staff have new and important challenges ahead? Executives stepping into new […]

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