Author:

Alan Price

Office & home working

How can I address a gossiping employee?

An employee is a gossip and causes contention with colleagues. I have witnessed a shift in my employees’ behaviours, but I don't have first-hand evidence of the employee causing trouble. What can I do to resolve this?

Employing & managing staff

Preventing employee holiday entitlement from building up 

Annual leave building up towards the end of the year can be a problem for employers. Here's how to handle it.

Office & home working

Preventing fireworks in the office

Alan Price discusses how to control aggressive disputes between staff. 

Employing & managing staff

Employee is not meeting criteria of role

Q: I have an employee who is currently in his probationary period, but is not showing signs of meeting the criteria of the role. Am I within my rights to terminate his contract if this continues?

Employing & managing staff

An employee is struggling with childcare

I have an employee who is struggling with childcare, but cannot afford to reduce her hours. Am I legally obliged to help with childcare costs or is there something else I can do to ease the situation?

Legal advice

Employment rights for same-sex couples in a civil partnership

Alan Price examines the legal considerations employers need to be aware of in regard to the rights of same-sex couples.

Employing & managing staff

Why employers should encourage continuous learning for their workers

Alan Price explains why an environment of learning is a necessity to help build and grow an organisation.

Employing & managing staff

Am I within my rights to expect staff to work nights?

I am tight on employee numbers at the moment while I recruit new team members and I need more of my staff to do late night shifts for the short term. Can I expect them to do this, and if so when can they start?

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience