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Competent Person Role Assures Health and Safety

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017.5 min read

Construction Workers

Recently we were asked if a person with specific health and safety responsibility, and identified by a firm as a Competent Person, needed a special section in their Terms and Conditions of Employment stating that they should ‘act without fear or favour’. What’s important is the delegated authority and status enabling them to carry out their role as required by management. Modification of employment documents is not needed.

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Consultant Demonstrates Quality

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 1st May 2017.2 min read

TimelessTime ISO9001 Certification

Compliance with the international quality standard ISO9001:2015 gives customers the necessary confidence to buy. TimelessTime has recently transitioned from ISO9001:2008 to the aspirational upgrade ISO9001:2015.

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Psychometric testing: a focus on aptitude tests

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 31st May 2017.4 min read

Psychometric Testing

When recruiting a new member of staff you want to select the best person for the job. But how? Use psychometric tools to test for aptitude. [Published September 2014]

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Why Are Restrictive Covenants Needed?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017.3 min read

Support

Restrictive covenants (clauses) are used in employment contracts as a means of protecting the employer when an employee leaves. In order to be valid they must only protect assets that are key to the firm.

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Do I need to pay for employee glasses or eye tests?

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017.2 min read

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There are some occasions when the firm has a legal obligation to pay for eye tests and possibly glasses. Firms may also opt to pay for, or contribute, to the cost of glasses for general use. Find out when you should pay for employee eye tests and glasses.

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What Do I Need To Consider When Taking On My First Employees?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017.3 min read

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Employing staff can be daunting. But it can also be very rewarding as you see your business grow.

There are seven key points to be considered. And each needs you to take specific action.

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