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apprenticeship contracts

Apprenticeship Contracts

Do your apprenticeship contracts fall within the scope of the new rules on apprentices? With the apprenticeship levy in full swing it is important to note that apprenticeship contracts need to be such that they fall within the scope of the new rules on apprentices, rather than the old common-law rules which could land you in hot water! Why, you might ask? Well, a recent tribunal ruling ended with the…

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Wasim at QInteractive

QInteractive Sharing of Business and HR Expertise

QInteractive 2017 – Another highly successful event Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who attended QInteractive 2017 which was held on Friday, 30th June at Leicester Race Course. We would like to extend a special thanks to our guest speakers and presenters @WasimKhan @eileenrichards, @chrisdarlington, @leannebonner-cook, @chrisrees, @marcusmcgee, @katrinastarky @chrishobson, @lucyrobinson, @sarahhiggins @femilatif,  for their hard work and sharing their knowledge and expertise  throughout the day, without them the…

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Health & safety efficiency in the workplace

Improving Health & Safety Efficiency in the Workplace

What lessons can we learn from children? When it comes to living in the adult world, we sometimes need to take a step back and reflect on what we are doing/saying/teaching/treating – (delete the appropriate words) and think about how we can become better/more productive/efficient/worthy – (delete as needed). So, let’s take a moment and reflect on how we work in our workplace. Children go about their days with a…

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HR commercial

HR from a Commercial Perspective

Imagine the scene – it’s Week 3 of the year’s 2nd Quarter. You know how important it is that the first month of the Q is a successful one, as it helps build momentum or maybe even carry the momentum forward from a successful Q1. Everyone is expecting you to deliver a strong performance, because that is why you do it. It’s what you love doing – delivering performances through…

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Tower Block Tragedy

All the staff at Qdos Consulting want to send their thoughts to the friends, family and all those affected by the fire that ravaged through the Grenfell Tower housing block on Wednesday 14th June. We also want to praise the efforts and speed of reaction by the London Fire Brigade and the teamwork of the ambulance, fire services and police who came together to help those poor residents get out…

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holiday entitlement

Calls from the advice line – Holiday entitlement

Incremental Holiday System – Increasing holiday entitlement Increasing holiday entitlement for long serving employees is one of the methods employers use to reward employees for their commitment to the company. This week a client wanted to implement an incremental holiday system based on employee length of service.   This being the longer serving employees who had up to 10 years plus service with the company. Employers are perfectly entitled to implement…

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HAVS

HAVS (Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome) – workplace disease

Who is at risk of HAVS? Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is a workplace disease that causes pain and damage in fingers, hands and arms. The main causes are prolonged use of power tools and operating heavy machinery. So, who is at risk? That will depend on the type of equipment you are using and for how long each day. Are there any simple guidelines on this? Yes, there is also…

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dismissal due to ill health

Dismissal due to ill health

Do you know the 10 steps when dismissing an employee due to ill health? If you are considering terminating an employee’s contract on the grounds of ill health, it is important to follow a fair and reasonable procedure for someone who is on long term sick. You must ensure there are justifiable reasons and that you have explored every avenue prior to getting to the stage of dismissal due to…

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Complying with heatlh and safety

Workplace health and safety – to comply or not to comply?

Complying with health and safety To take the hit or to comply that is the safety question! Top tips below. Companies are still willing to take the risk of not complying with health and safety legislation and those caught out are being hit massively! Is this true? What do you mean? Anecdotal evidence from a client has surfaced regarding a recent minor incident where a managing director intimated by saying…

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HR's role

What is HR’s role?

HR’s role is more than just peace of mind Many people would be forgiven for thinking that HR’s role was only concerned with ensuring administrative processes work smoothly and employee relation issues are managed appropriately.  All in accordance with complex and continually changing employment legislative requirements. HR’s role however, is ultimately focussed upon the on-going development of the organisation to support the delivery of the business plan. The most successful…

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