CORONAVIRUS - RECRUITMENT - 11.06.2020
Can an employee’s start date be postponed?
Having recruited a new employee a while ago, you’ve concluded that you need to postpone their agreed start date for a few weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Can you do this automatically or will you need the new hire’s agreement?
STAFF MOTIVATION - 04.06.2020
Promoting from within
Recruiting a junior member of staff can cost £4,000 and there’s always a risk it won’t work out. Internal promotions can be an appealing alternative but what steps do you need to take to increase the chances of it working out?
CORONAVIRUS - RECRUITMENT - 18.05.2020
How to conduct a virtual interview
Due to the lockdown you need to conduct a recruitment interview online. As this is your first time holding a virtual interview, how can you best prepare for it and what should you ask the candidate to do?
DISCRIMINATION - 18.05.2020
£20,000 for employee told to pick up dog poo
An employee who was instructed to pick up dog poo from her employer’s car park and “take the rubbish outside” has been awarded £20,000 by the tribunal. Why did the employee receive this amount?
CORONAVIRUS - RIGHT TO WORK CHECKS - 07.05.2020
Right to work checks during lockdown
The Home Office has amended the way employers can establish their defence against the employment of an illegal worker when they are having to check new recruits virtually, rather than in person. The relaxation took effect on 30 March 2020. Video calls. Checks can now be carried out over video calls and job applicants and existing workers, for example who are proving a new visa has been received, can send scanned documents or a photo of documents using email or a mobile app, rather than the originals. Mark the form as to why it is a scanned copy. ...
IMMIGRATION - 07.05.2020
Settlement scheme delays expected
EU Settlement Scheme. We’ve been warned that applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme should expect processing delays due to coronavirus. Documents will no longer be accepted by post and this has been the case since 25 March 2020. This also means that documents that were posted before that date may be delayed in being returned to applicants. ...