Written by John Berry on 25th September 2023. Revised 30th September 2023.
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The essence of people management? That people have a value. People as employees are not a resource to be dismissed at a whim. People have the right a career and to be treated well. In return, the employee will give good service. There are five tenets. The manager must: offer employees a good standard of living; design good jobs; give equal access to opportunity; offer security of tenure; and not give special treatment to anyone.
Written by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 29th August 2023.
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Bank Holiday dates for England, Wales and Scotland
Written by Sue Berry on 27th June 2018. Revised 8th July 2023.
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The UK is suffering a massive skills and labour shortage. Whilst we hear a lot about the NHS, any manager in a technology-centric business will tell a similar story – we simply have too few engineers and scientists. Employing overseas workers can help. This article discusses how you apply for a visa sponsorship licence and go on to have a foreign worker apply for a visa. This article is up to date at 20th August 2020. It will not be kept up to date and should be considered general reading only.
Written by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 6th July 2023.
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National minimum wage figures for UK employers. This data is updated whenever legislation changes.
Written by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 6th July 2023.
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Ensure you pay the correct rate for Statutory Sick Pay and Family Friendly Benefits with this current statutory rates checker.
Written by John Berry on 12th June 2023.0
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A book I read omits the idea of coping. Coping comes from the notion of balance between demands placed on each employee, and the personal resources that they bring to their home and work life. And it omits the fact that poor wellbeing only exists when, the sufferer is incapacitated, or their life enjoyment inhibited. We don’t all suffer poor mental health and poor wellbeing. Most of us cope, and cope well. Read more about the importance of a complete definition.