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HR digest – preventing people problems – are you up to speed?

October 15, 2012

Prevention is better than cure – no truer a statement when it comes to looking after yourself but this also applies to your next biggest asset – your people

Did you see or hear about the employment tribunal statistics for 2011/2012 that have just been released?

While claims are slowly decreasing, there are still over half a million claims to be processed.

Read more about Business Secretary Vince Cable’s false economy employment law shake up here: http://www.hrdept.co.uk/blog/2012/9/26/false-economy-idiom-cables-employment-law-shake

In the UK there are 3 million family run businesses, contributing a staggering £1.1 trillion to our economy. But are businesses with family ties prone to more complicated problems?

Read more in this week’s HR Dept blog about common issues that family run businesses face and have your say about why you have or haven’t hired family members into your business in our poll we are running: http://www.hrdept.co.uk/blog/2012/9/18/blood-runs-thicker-water

Is minimum wage enough to live on? Since the national minimum wage rates changed as of 1st October, we have been hearing a lot about a national ‘living’ wage which aims to strike a balance between net income and the cost of living.

Read more in this week’s blog and let us know what you think: http://www.hrdept.co.uk/blog/2012/10/2/national-living-wage
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When taking on new staff, the last thing you want to find out is that they have lied their way into employment.

Read more in this week’s blog about how a pilot faked his way into the cockpit of a commercial flight here: http://www.hrdept.co.uk/blog/2012/10/5/fake-it-until-you-make-it

The Bristol Team

Tel: 0845 20 21 999
Fax: 0870 429 9215
Email: advice@hrdept.co.uk
Web: www.hrdept.co.uk

Belinda Newton – Director – HR Dept Exeter

Tel: 0845 8630653

Mobile: 07814 398093
Email: belinda.newton@hrdept.co.uk
Web: www.hrdept.co.uk

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