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Is There A New Pandemic Looming? Until very recently, almost no one had heard of Monkeypox, and suddenly it’s in the headlines! So what exactly is it and how should we react? The information currently available suggests that Monkeypox has a much lower rate of transmission that...

Headache Or Migraine? There is a great difference between a headache and a migraine and how you, as the boss, react when a told by an employee that they feel “a migraine coming on”. If this should happen once in a while, the issue is easy to...

When Banter At Work Is No Longer Funny It’s not unusual for staff to exchange a laugh and a joke together but banter can sometime reach a point when it becomes harassment.  In the words of Bob Dylan: “The Times They Are  A-changin" and in a...

If you are experiencing difficulties in finding new staff, you are not alone.  There are several surveys which show a variety of reasons, one of the over-arching factors is the reduction in the number of people actively seeking a job. In the UK, the total number...

They Have Offered Me A Job But I Don’t Really Know Them! It sounds really good, nice location, and the money is good, but I can’t find anything about them. There is an old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” In...

Is There A New Pandemic Looming? Until very recently, almost no one had heard of Monkeypox, and suddenly it’s in the headlines! So what exactly is it and how should we react? The information currently available suggests that Monkeypox has a much lower rate of transmission than...

Headache Or Migraine? There is a great deal of difference between a headache and a migraine and while a headache can often be easily helped by medication and/or a little rest, a migraine can be debilitating. If you do suffer from migraine, don’t be afraid to tell your...

At one time employers wouldn’t think twice about giving advice to an employee. The response could well be, “Thanks” Mind your own business,” or “Well that’s really up to me isn’t it”. How times change. Today, the response could just as easily be that the employer...

On a seemingly regular basis, the terminology used with staff can land an employer to  face an employment tribunal and heavy compensation awards. A recent case extended the terms even further and has produced some discussion around the question, “what next”? Calling someone at work who lacks...

If you decide not to pay your domestic/household staff a pay rise, are you in the majority or the minority? It helps when making such decisions to be aware of national pay trends even if it is to be able to say, “not at present ”...