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Apology for job applicant branded a home educated oddball

on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in Disciplinary and Dismissal, Industry News

Apology for job applicant branded a home educated oddball

An internal investigation is underway at an English firm whose reply to a jobseeker’s application labelled her an “oddball” and included other unkind remarks about the applicant.

Managing bereavement leave in the workplace

on Monday, 27 February 2017. Posted in Absence Management, Industry News

Managing bereavement leave in the workplace

When tech giant Facebook announced a doubling of its bereavement leave allowance for staff, it brought into focus what can often be a grey area for employers. 

Top tips for TUPE

on Wednesday, 16 November 2016. Posted in Legislation Updates

Top tips for TUPE

When a business changes ownership there is a multitude of complexities that the new business owner must deal with. Quite often employment legislation is left to last and this can be a risky strategy

Paternity Leave In Ireland And What It Means For Employers

on Thursday, 01 September 2016.

Paternity Leave In Ireland And What It Means For Employers

Paternity leave in Ireland is no longer a courtesy extended at the discretion of employers following the enactment of new laws today.


Starting from today employers in Ireland can expect applications from fathers in both heterosexual or same-sex relationships for two weeks’ paternity leave following the introduction of The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016.

How employers can avoid summer holiday headache

on Tuesday, 10 May 2016. Posted in Performance Management

How employers can avoid summer holiday headache

Summer has arrived and with it comes the balancing act for employers of addressing a mountain of employee requests for annual leave.

In a perfect world everyone could be granted annual leave to soak up the only few days of summer sunshine we’re likely to get.

Probationary periods and getting the right employee

on Thursday, 21 April 2016. Posted in Performance Management

Probationary periods and getting the right employee

Unlike the well-known brand of quick drying woodstain when it comes to new recruits employers often don’t get exactly what it says on the tin.


The CV ticked all the boxes and the interview may have impressed but a few weeks into employment it is becoming ever clearer that the new recruit is not going to work out.

NW businesses ignore social media risks

on Thursday, 10 March 2016. Posted in Industry News

NW businesses ignore social media risks

A survey of 60 businesses in Derry and Donegal has found that 80% have no set ground rules governing social media use in the workplace.


Human resources and employment law experts HR Team carried out the desk survey of small to medium sized businesses in the North West following a recent landmark EU ruling on social media use in the workplace.
Of 60 businesses surveyed, 49 admitted

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