Can you change an employees contract?

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If a proposed change is covered by the employment contract, the employer can bring in the changes. Check if there’s anything in the contract that says the employer can amend (‘vary’) specific terms of employment, for example: hours or days worked rates of pay the place of work Legally this is known as a ‘flexibility clause’ […]

What must be written into an employment contract

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The following must all be included in the same document (the ‘principal statement’): the employer’s name the employee’s name the start date (the day the employee starts work) the date that ‘continuous employment’ (working for the same employer without a significant break) started  pay, including how often and when (for example, £1000 per month, paid on […]

What is a contract of employment?

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An employment contract is a legal relationship between an employer and an employee. The employer should check the employment status of the person they’re employing as it can affect what contract is needed. What an employer must provide in writing By law, an employer must provide anyone who’s classed as an employee with the terms of their […]

5 Ways to Boost Employee Retention

5 Ways to Boost Employee Retention, Illustrated by Top Businesses Main organisations across the globe make employee retention a business priority. Apart from long-term techniques, they have also put in place specific ideas which have assisted in enhancing retention. The following are five illustrations to inspire you. 1. Design a progression track for every field, […]

What can HR learn from Agile methodology?

Agile has been in existence as an approach for decades in software development but is spreading through organisations as they realise that all teams would reap the benefits of operating less rigidly. To thrive in today’s environment, companies need to adjust quickly to market or industry change; something which often indicates a fundamental transformation away […]

Who is responsible for HR Management in an organisation?

The obvious answer to this question would be the “HR” Department or “People Function” but is it? If tomorrow, you decided to start up a company you most likely won’t have an HR department. You will most likely make most of the decisions of whom to hire and what to pay them. Giving the amount […]

Graduates are not work ready

Higher education institutions need to be doing more in preparing graduates for the real world of work According to research conducted by Pearson Business School, showed that 20% of graduates are lacking skills such leadership, negotiation and planning skills. Only 13% of graduates were regarded as ready for the workplace while over 66% were seen […]

What is the value of HR to businesses today?

1 in 5 working in HR do not feel their People Function is undervalued in their organisation according to a study. The poll found that HR, despite its positive influence in many organisations is still only considered as a back office function. Respondents revealed that they are regarded as the department that people can come […]