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Tribunal claims can be costly – what you can do to avoid them

By Jennifer Melia / 12 August, 2014

Unfortunately, there will be times within your organisation, when you have no option but to dismiss one of your employees. It could be for a variety of reasons, but your duty as employer is to ensure that your dismissal is fair. A dismissal procedure that is not carried out fairly...

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Shared Parental Leave

By Jennifer Melia / 29 July, 2014

Shared parental leave will be in be in place for employees who are due to have a baby with an expected due date of 5 April 2015, or after. This means that there will be an extended period of time after the compulsory maternity leave period of two weeks...

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Retaining valuable employees

By Jennifer Melia / 15 July, 2014

In any business, there will always be a natural turnover of staff, which is something to be expected. As any good manager knows, once you have a team of people who can collectively and individually deliver the objectives of the practice and work in a harmonious way...

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New changes to flexible working rights

By Jennifer Melia / 01 July, 2014

New changes to Flexible Working Rights came into force on 30th June 2014 which are designed to simplify the request process for both staff and managers. Employers will now have to consider applications for all staff that have worked over 26 weeks in the practice...

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Reward and Recognition Schemes

By Jennifer Melia / 18 June, 2014

You’re busy running your practice, and your employees are working hard as always, but in a world where the healthcare priorities and finances are changing on a regular basis, and the latest buzzwords encourage you to “run lean and mean”...

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Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously CRB checks)

By Jennifer Melia / 29 May, 2014

A key responsibility as an employer is to consider the role and responsibilities within your practice, to ensure they have the correct type of check. This will mean reviewing the level of contact that your employees will have with adults and children...

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Changes to flexible working from June 30th 2014

By Jennifer Melia / 20 May, 2014

I am sure you all familiar with the current rules in relation to flexible working which provide employees, who have caring responsibilities, the right to request flexible working from their employer. It is worth noting that from the 30th June 2014, the Government will be amending the following...

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Fixed term contracts – a great way to reduce costs or just a big headache?

By Jennifer Melia / 06 May, 2014

Fixed term contracts can be a really useful tool for you as the employer in terms  to ensure work is covered in the short-term, whilst you work out whether you need a permanent post. You can cover a period of sickness, or a maternity leave, career break or sabbatical etc...

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Hello from the new FPM HR Advisor

By Jennifer Melia / 22 April, 2014

Hi, I’m Jennifer and I have joined the First Practice Management (FPM) group as the new HR Advisor. It’s still only my second week here at FPM Group, and I am busy trying to remember the names and roles of people who work here and generally trying to understand what the company does...

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