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“….THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR…”

“….THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR…”

It’s the time of year when many of us will take time off work, go on holiday and spend time with those closest to us. For many of us though, work never stops and it can be incredibly difficult to completely switch off.  While we might physically be away from our usual place of work, many of us will continue…

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Sham Contractors – what are they and do you have any? 

Sham Contractors – what are they and do you have any? 

There have been a number of media articles of late (like this one) about sham contractors and various test cases against disruptive businesses whose business models are often based on engaging gig workers. The recent cases against Uber, Foodora and Deliveroo are just a few that have been watched closely, as the court’s findings in each is sure to have…

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Social Media – Can You Mix Business and Pleasure?

Social Media – Can You Mix Business and Pleasure?

Whether it’s LinkedIn or Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or some other form of social media, people are making their private lives public on an international scale and with the line blurring between private and public lives, the distinction between work life and personal life is also becoming less clear. In some cases this can be a win for businesses in terms of free promotion online but it also exposes companies to risk and possibly disastrous situations.

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5 Reasons Why Recruiting for Values Improves Company Culture

5 Reasons Why Recruiting for Values Improves Company Culture

Have you ever hired someone who seems to have the right experience and should fit in easily with the team, but they don’t? When a company’s recruitment focus is purely based on technical skills, there could be a disconnect within the team. This is a common mistake when the new employee does not share the same values as you or the company, and over time, becomes a mismatch for the company.

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New Legislation Changes Impacting the Workplace in 2019

New Legislation Changes Impacting the Workplace in 2019

Welcome to the new working year which has officially started now that school has begun for 2019 and we can finally focus on getting productive once again. We thought we’d start the year with a “what’s changed” in the employment landscape. So what has changed from 2018? What do workplaces need to know? I provide a brief overview of recent legislation and a few decisions that are likely to impact your workplace context:

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