Archive: 2015

We aim to share short, informative posts on current developments and ideas in the HR space that are of practical use to employers and employees alike!

The Essential HR Team wants to make sure you always know what is happening in the world of human resources. Here we provide you with latest news and updates from Essential HR, as we identify them.  This includes our own analyses, summaries of key legal developments month by month, and useful tips for your organisation.


Parental Leave

Changes to the law around parental leave take effect from 1 April 2015 For any child born or adopted on or after 1 April; or any child whose expected date of…

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Costs and Wages

Some interesting figures have recently been released, which will not necessarily make wage and salary negotiations easy for local employers.   The CPI figures show inflation at only 0.

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Social Media

I have just read this amazing article on developments in the world of learning, and the role that social learning is playing in the world of work and play.

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Workplace Stress

The impact of stress in the workplace was highlighted in a recent court case where poorly managed stress at work was determined to be a valid cause of constructive dismissal…

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Conducting Effective Investigations

Conducting Effective Investigations Workshop Flyer can be found here

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Extra Potential Large H&S Fines

In December 2014 the Sentencing Act 2002 was ammended in a seemingly minor fashion.

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1 September 2021

Covid-19 – Applying for a Wage Subsidy – Deadline Thursday 2nd Sept

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30 August 2021

Covid-19 – Preparing for Level 3

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24 August 2021

Covid-19 – Accessing Resurgence Support

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