Making a new employee feel welcome is often lost office tours, mission statements and paperwork. By making new employees feel genuinely welcome and appreciated, you can instil loyalty and be confident of a lower staff turnover. You’ll also find that happy, welcome employees will improve your bottom line, being more productive and passionate about their role within your business. There are simple tips workplaces of every size can follow to ensure new employees feel welcome. Read more »
If you’re taking time off due to your partner having a new baby, adoption or having a baby through surrogacy, you may find you’re entitled to the following:
- 1 or 2 weeks paternity leave
- For children due or put up for adoption before 5 April 2015, up to 26 weeks’ paid Additional Paternity Leave
- For children due or put up for adoption after 5 April 2015, Shared Parental Leave
Every autumn, employers see an increase in the number of staff on sick leave due to the flu. Whilst in this case employees don’t take more than seven days off work, some employees and employers may not know the government framework surrounding sick leave. Our experience of employment law means we can clearly explain where you stand with sick leave, so you feel confident and secure with your position. Read more »
With recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reporting an increase in the cases of staff reporting mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, more employers are having to pay extra attention to the Equality Act 2010, where they must be sure not to discriminate against those with mental health issues. Read more »
We often hear of discrimination in the work place amongst staff members, but we don’t often here about prejudices from management. Biased bosses do exist though, and they’re a massive issue for thousands of employees up and down the country. Read more »
People turn into work sick every day. From colds to tummy bugs, they force themselves to get through the day. But doing this often causes more problems. You aren’t helping yourself get better by stressing your way through a working day, and you’re increasing the risk that other people in the office will get sick. Read more »
A happy workplace is a fun and productive place to be, keep staff motivated, nurture them, provide them with ample opportunity to grow and achieve their potential, and what could possibly go wrong?
Actually quite a lot is the answer, worker grievances have this nasty habit of cropping up without warning. Mistakenly, you think everyone within the business is content, yet before you know it, you have a major problem to deal with, and you might need advice about employment law. Read more »
Unfortunately many people have a hard time seeing eye to eye with their boss. Maybe it’s because they don’t like being told what to do, or maybe their boss just isn’t fair.
But your boss is the one employee you need to build a good relationship with. They call the shots for your workload; they can help you achieve that promotion; and if you want a pay rise, they’re the person you will turn to. Read more »
Working environments are often stressful places. There are deadlines to meet, standards to hit, and people you must work alongside. This can quickly cause tension, and tension will often lead to a conflict between the business and an employee, or between colleagues.
Dealing with these sorts of conflicts however, is often a sensitive matter. To help, we have put together a few tips on how you can better deal with work place conflicts. Read more »
It’s that time of year again where businesses get particularly busy and many employees start to feel the strain. Suffering from stress towards Christmas time is increasingly common but there are a number of ways to tackle the rising pressures and demands in order to remain productive. Letting stress affect your job is dangerous which is why at Stella Yeomans Employment Solicitor we suggest these top tips. Read more »