Category: HR

E-Cigarettes in the work place – No smoke without fire?

With the pace of technology nowadays it sometimes takes a little bit of time for employment law to catch up with everyday situations. A recent case in point arose when a Tribunal had to consider a case involving the use…

New holiday pay rules – a midsummer night’s dream or just a nightmare for Employers?

There is still time to book that last minute foreign get away or perhaps a more nostalgic tour of a little soggy patch of our green and pleasant land – But before you head off into the sunset,  are you…

Being British

I love being British. I was thinking about this the other day and what had caused this upswell of pride.  Strangely it was the Tube in London. Or more specifically it was the blaring announcement at Great Portland Street: ‘Mind…

Why some people shouldn’t be Team Leaders

Okay, I fully admit this is a rant.  I can’t help it, I just need to say it… and thanks for listening, I feel much better and your patience is appreciated in advance. Can you remember when Terminal 5 at…

Swearing is Good

I don’t actually believe that but sometimes it does seem to be the only real option when a series of ‘things’ go belly up. Take the last 24 hours for example. I drove up from my Parent’s home in East…

Chance Meetings

Renee and I went to Miami for a holiday a few years back. After a very pleasant day by the pool we decided to have a shower and head out to look for a restaurant. We walked along the beach…

Toot as much as you like, pal

I was dropping my husband off at the airport sometime during the middle of the night. Actually it was 6 in the morning but it felt like the day before, if you see what I mean. Edinburgh Airport (where Scotland…

Debits and Credits

Hello all – Richard here, writing on behalf of Renee. My early morning easyJet flight from Edinburgh to Stansted was ahead of schedule earlier today. Damn and blast. I know what you’re thinking… there’s no pleasing some people.  And you’d…

It’s not part of my job spec

You’ve gotta love the rail companies… in this case East Coast Trains. Or more specifically the staff on East Coast Trains. Let me explain why you’ve gotta love them.  I’m sat sitting in my seat on the train right now…

There’s something wrong

I’ve been working on a communication project gathering info about works well and not so well in terms of the flow of communication through and across a business. We’ve been running focus groups – great fun: I was able to…