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How to Deliver Effective Performance Management

How to Deliver Effective Performance Management

  • By Mark Butterick
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When I speak to business leaders and owners there is one HR area in particular that always grabs their attention- how can I make my staff more productive? The discussion usually then turns to what they are currently doing in terms of managing performance. In bigger companies business leaders invariably point to an existing performance […]
How to Create a Successful and Legal Reward Strategy

How to Create a Successful and Legal Reward Strategy

  • By Mark Butterick
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The fundamental reason that human beings go to work is to earn money to support their lifestyles. This point is evidenced by asking a simple question: if you could afford not to work would you still do so? The honest answer most people would give is no. The HR specialism of reward is, however, far […]
How to Win with the Employment Tribunal

How to Win with the Employment Tribunal

  • By Mark Butterick
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Whether you are an employer or an employee there are a number of things that need to be understood if success is to be achieved with the Employment Tribunal (ET).  I have had lots of experience of the Employment Tribunal system over the years. This has included writing ET1’s, ET3’s, producing case bundles, undertaking case […]
How to Deliver Successful HR Projects

How to Deliver Successful HR Projects

  • By Mark Butterick
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As the HR profession continues to demonstrate its significant commercial acumen, senior HR roles are increasingly focused upon the effective delivery of project activity. This includes the work of in-house HR teams who are now expected to deliver clear commercial benefits whether delivering isolated HR-specific projects or as support professionals managing workstreams that are integrated […]
Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful | What Next?

Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful | What Next?

  • By Mark Butterick
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This week has been a hugely significant one for employers and employees alike. On Wednesday the Supreme Court agreed with a view that most of us have held for some time. Namely that the introduction of Employment Tribunal (ET) fees in 2013 was not only unfair and illegal but also potentially indirectly discriminatory. It is not often […]
The Big Tie or Open Collar Debate

The Big Tie or Open Collar Debate

  • By Mark Butterick
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During a lively and entertaining recent debate my employment law students at Loughborough University considered the ongoing issue of women wearing high-heeled shoes at work. The debate essentially centered upon the needs of businesses to maintain professional appearances versus the rights of women to not be forced to wear clothing that may be injurious to their […]