HR and Employment Law
Throwing Stones From a Glass House | Is HR Sexist?

Throwing Stones From a Glass House | Is HR Sexist?

  • By Mark Butterick
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They say that if you live in a glass house you shouldn’t throw stones. Working as I do in the HR profession I therefore often feel like we are throwing boulders whilst nervously staring up at the glass roof above and wondering when it will come crashing in. I say this because the HR profession […]
Why Taking a Stab at HR is a Bad Idea

Why Taking a Stab at HR is a Bad Idea

  • By Mark Butterick
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One thing that never ceases to surprise me is the way in which many business owners attempt to tackle complex HR issues with little or no knowledge. If one were to form a comparison with finance -or most other professions for that matter- most leaders would understand the limits of their knowledge and ability and proceed accordingly.  Where […]
How to Become an Employer of Choice

How to Become an Employer of Choice

  • By Mark Butterick
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Times are a-changing. Brexit, internalisation of the labour market, removal of Employment Tribunal fees, continually increasing use of the Internet and ongoing economic recovery mean that the day of the employee is fast approaching. All the signs of what is to come from an HR perspective are already there. Just last week fruit growers were complaining […]
The Importance of Ethics | A Lesson From Football

The Importance of Ethics | A Lesson From Football

  • By Mark Butterick
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As time goes by you begin to wonder how much lower football can go in terms of its relentless march toward moral and ethical self-destruction. Corruption at FIFA, transfer bungs and the resignation of the England Manager. Worst of all, a major paedophilia scandal that may be worse than the Jimmy Savile case recently became public. It is hard […]
How to Successfully Manage Trade Unions

How to Successfully Manage Trade Unions

  • By Mark Butterick
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I have two main areas of interest from an academic and professional perspective. The first is history and the second is HR and industrial relations. A common recurring theme during my professional life has been the existence, purpose of and my own direct interaction with trade unions. Indeed, I have also lectured at Bradford University […]
How to Successfully Manage TUPE

How to Successfully Manage TUPE

  • By Mark Butterick
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Two things in life that should never be mixed up are toupee and TUPE. The former is a small artificial hairpiece worn to cover a bald spot. The latter refers to some very important employment law legislation. The acronym TUPE refers to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. Whilst a toupee may […]