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Employers Eligible for Tribunal Fee Refunds

Posted on 3rd January 2018

Employers Eligible for Tribunal Fee Refunds

As reported by the CIPD, the Government’s trial period for tribunal fee repayments has now ended, so individuals (employees and workers) and trades unions that have paid a fee can now apply online for reimbursement.

Will Your Business Have a Holiday Headache in 2018?

Posted on 3rd January 2018

Will Your Business Have a Holiday Headache in 2018?

January is one of the busiest months for people booking holidays – our TV screens are full of adverts tempting us to do so!  It’s also the time that managers start receiving holiday requests from their staff which can be a challenging time.

66% Increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims

Posted on 14th December 2017

66% Increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims

The widely expected increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims was confirmed today (14th December) by Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) which announced they had increased by 66%.

Examiner Business Awards 2017

Posted on 28th November 2017

Examiner Business Awards 2017

The Examiner Business Awards are an annual showcase for business excellence in our region.  They recognise new and established businesses, budding entrepreneurs and exporters.  This year, we were delighted to sponsor the award for Employee of the Year.  That award celebrates people nominated by their peers and employers who continually go above and beyond the call of duty.

Making reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability

Posted on 30th October 2017

Making reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability

People Management (the CIPD's magazine and news website) recently reported the case of a diabetic security guard who left his job after a hypoglycemic attack has won his tribunal claim.  We look at the issues raised and highlight what the employer could have done to avoid the situation arising.

Supporting the Yorkshire Powerhouse

Posted on 23rd October 2017

Supporting the Yorkshire Powerhouse

The Yorkshire Powerhouse provides quality advice and free downloads for new-start and SME businesses … the Yorkshire way!

 

Autumn Seminar Series

Posted on 29th August 2017

Autumn Seminar Series

Pennine Business Partners are hosting a series of 3 seminars in the coming months which focus on common challenges faced by business owners - and you are invited! 

 

That's It - I Quit!!

Posted on 19th July 2017

That's It - I Quit!!

We have all heard stories of people who have made snap decisions to leave their jobs without notice.  In fact, there are probably moments in any career where the urge to say, “I Quit” and walk out are strong.

BUT - As an employer, how best to respond to a heat of the moment resignation?

Free HR Surgeries and Seminars at KBC 2017

Posted on 6th March 2017

Free HR Surgeries and Seminars at KBC 2017

We are holding a day of Surgeries and Seminars at Kirklees Business Conference on Wednesday 15th March. There will be 2 x 45 minute Seminars starting at 11.45 and 13.45 that will focus on Managing Absence in the Workplace - these seminars are limited to maximum of 8 delegates. 

5 Steps to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

Posted on 11th January 2017

5 Steps to Promote Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

In her speech at the Charity Commission the Prime Minister, Theresa May, outlined a range of mental health reforms.  Amongst the measures announced, Mrs May confirmed that employers and organisations would be given additional training in supporting staff who need to take time off.

While there was no word on timing or funding for either the training or any mental health related absences, our advice to employers is that prevention is better than cure.