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Everyone loves a bank holiday! Don’t they?

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
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Published
04 Mar
2016

We all know that Bank Holidays are most welcome. That extended weekend is a joyful time for most. 

The various days throughout the year, make up our +8 annual leave entitlement. However, those +8 days only calculate correctly for a leave year of January to December with Easter bank holiday days falling in April.

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To snoop or not to snoop?

  • Written by : Lorraine Foster
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Published
05 Feb
2016

There appears to have been much fluttering of feathers since the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that an employer was not at fault for monitoring an employee’s messenger account and dismissing them after discovering personal messages had also been sent, despite it being for professional use only.

The employment law decisions ruled by the ECHR have implications for HR policy for all European Union member states.

Case facts - Barbalescu v Romania

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Are you Sharpening your Saw?

  • Written by : Yvonne Foster
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Published
16 Nov
2015

In his seminal book, ‘Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’, Steven Covey exhorts his readers to take time to sharpen the saw. I was reminded recently of just how important it is for leaders to find space for self-reflection and development. Covey’s message is that, as leaders, if we are unable to prioritise our own self-development it is inevitable that we become rusty, blunt and ultimately unproductive.

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