6 Steps to Managing Stress in the Workplace This week sees Mental Health Awareness Week take place, and in light of this we would like to give you some tips when it comes to managing stress in the workplace. Managing work related stress is very important, primarily for the employee’s wellbeing but…Read more
What are Subject Access Requests? The Data Protection Act (DPA) was implemented into UK law in 1998 following a directive from Europe by way of the Data Protection Directive. It was designed to regulate the way personal data is used and stored. Section 1(1) of the DPA describes “personal data” be…Read more
Performance management is not a one-off occurrence but instead an all year-round process – managers need to reconsider their methods of appraising their team members and ensuring that this is an ongoing process rather than an annual ‘tick box’ activity.Read more
In July, the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees were unlawful. Following this decision, the number of claims has already increased threefold. The July ruling found that the fees – which were set up to £1,200 - were “discriminatory” against womenRead more
Guidance for employers at a work Christmas party. As the festive spirit kicks in at this time of the year, employers may wish to share some rules with their employees to avoid any legal implications from a work Christmas party.Read more
Comprehensive employee workplace investigations are an effective risk management tool and are potentially critical to any defence by an employer in the event of potentially litigious proceedings.Read more
Modern life is a stressful place and it is estimated that one in four of the population will encounter a mental health issue within their lifetime. Therefore, there is greater onus on employers to understand and adapt to this increasing epidemicRead more
What are health and safety audits and why should I do them? Health and safety audits define compliance with health and safety legislation as well as determining if your work activities relate to your planned arrangements (such as how you manage hazardous substances) and whether they are being imple…Read more
Solutions Delivery Team Leader
Over her 20+ years in HR, Hema draws her expert specialist knowledge from a broad range of industries including retail, consumer goods, leisure and customer service.
Senior HR & Training Business Partner
Kerry has over 20 years experience in HR and training. She graduated with a degree in Politics and has a Masters in HR Management and Staff Development – she is a full Chartered Member of the CIPD.
HR Business Partner
Arti has a strong background in HR and is a fully qualified CIPD member. She has worked with challenging casework and has a good understanding of how to deal with workplace matters as they arise.
Employment Law Consultant
Ruth graduated in 1999 with a Degree in Law with honours and is a highly-experienced HR and employment law advisor. Prior to joining Qdos, in 2010, Ruth worked in various roles where she has advised on employment law; worked for a national consultancy business as HR/employment law advisor and worked as a claimant representative for seven years which involved managing cases from the start through to representation at Employment Tribunal. In total she has 18 years employment law experience.
HR Employment Relations Advisor
Jatinder has a LLB Honours Law Degree and is a qualified Solicitor. With over 22 years advisory experience in Employment law and HR matters, which include Employment Tribunal litigation, he has a sound understanding of issues arising in the workplace environment and aims to deliver clear and concise client focussed advice.
Health, Safety & Training Business Partner
Andy is NEBOSH trained and a technical member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). With a passion for health and safety and with experience in a range of environments Andy is well placed to answer your questions.