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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. 

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.

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.

Staff social media rules bring black and white to grey area

on Wednesday, 09 March 2016. Posted in Industry News

Staff social media rules bring black and white to grey area

 

We wouldn’t expect a newspaper editor to print stories without adhering to checks and balances – why then would employers give free reign to employee posts on social media.
One negative post by a staff member or even the unwitting release of sensitive information can cause untold damage to a business just as defamatory copy can cripple a newspaper. When checks and balances are in place such situations can 

EU internet ruling ‘no green light’ for employers

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Legislation Updates

 EU internet ruling ‘no green light’ for employers

Employers should proceed with caution when monitoring staff internet messages despite a recent landmark EU ruling in favour of an employer who read the private correspondence of an employee.

The recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights - which upheld a Romanian court ruling against an engineer who challenged his employer after being dismissed for sending personal messages on Yahoo chat - has caused quite a stir. It also seems to have got employers and staff thinking about what their rights actually are and how far they stretch.

Jose Mourinho's seasonus horribilis management style to be avoided

on Wednesday, 16 December 2015. Posted in Performance Management

Jose Mourinho's seasonus horribilis management style to be avoided

It may make for riveting viewing but when it comes to managing poor staff performance employers should steer clear of the soap opera style of leadership employed by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

The fiery Portuguese’s most recent public lambasting of Chelsea’s under performing playing staff ticks all the wrong boxes when it comes to good performance management.

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