All items: Work organisation

  • Brexit: what is the legal position if employees must relocate?

    Date:
    16 November 2016

    Suggestions that high-profile businesses such as banks will leave the UK because of Brexit highlight the employment law issues employers face when relocating. Ashok Kanani looks at some of the key questions employers should consider if they decide to relocate.

  • Flexible working requests: common employer pitfalls

    Date:
    15 November 2016

    More than a quarter of women polled in a recent survey by Workingmums had their flexible working request turned down, and nearly one in five has had to leave her job because her request was refused. Bar Huberman outlines nine common flexible working request pitfalls for employers.

  • Employing students: six tips for the new term

    Date:
    26 September 2016

    In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As freshers' weeks come to an end, many students will start to think about finding some part-time work to see them through. We set out six tips on employing students.

  • Flexible working: balancing an individual's request against the impact on the rest of the workforce

    Date:
    16 August 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.

  • Zika and the Olympics - can employees be forced to travel?

    Date:
    5 August 2016

    As well as the athletes descending on Rio for the Olympic and Paralympic games, many people are travelling there to work over the coming weeks, but, in the light of the Zika virus, can employees be forced to work in Brazil?

  • How does Brexit affect international assignments?

    Date:
    1 July 2016

    The process for the UK leaving the EU is yet to be set in motion, but employers should start thinking about the long-term implications for the movement of staff between the UK and other countries.

  • How can HR ensure the safety of globally mobile employees?

    Date:
    10 June 2016

    Employees are posted to ever more countries, yet threats like natural disasters, terrorism and medical endemics loom large. What can HR do to protect the safety of global assignees? Tim Wells, head of global mobility consulting at Abbiss Cadres, explains.

  • Compulsory equal pay audits: Why they would have "little effect on the gender pay gap"

    Date:
    1 September 2011

    Consultant editor Darren Newman explains why he thinks strengthening the right to request flexible working would do far more to address the gender pay gap than legislating for compulsory equal pay audits.

  • Policy clinic: managing staff who commute internationally

    Date:
    1 December 2009

    It is not unusual for an employee to work in the UK and reside in another country. This raises some tricky policy issues for employers of these international commuters. Lisa Gillis gives advice on how to deal with them.

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