Practical Legal Updates
1. Reluctant Returners
Although Covid-19 restrictions have now been removed in England, companies keen to have staff physically in the work place may be struggling to manage the process. Those who want to remain working from home indefinitely can present an HR challenge. We’ve pulled together some tips here if you need help getting your staff onboard with your new working policies.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or need help implementing your changes.
2. The Great Resignation…and the importance of a well drafted employment contract
The Great Resignation (or the Big Quit) is the on-going economic trend that’s causing many to re-assess their priorities and lifestyle as a reaction to Covid-19. Whilst employment relationships come to an end for lots reasons this trend has highlighted for many businesses the importance of being prepared to avoid a difficult break-up.
A well drafted employment contract can help you safely and sensibly navigate the end of employment. By clearly setting out everyone’s rights and obligations uncertainty/ disputes can be avoided. Check out our suggested checklist for your employment contracts here.
And if you need help, we can update your existing and template staff contracts to ensure they provide sensible legal protection. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. EMI Share Option Schemes – what happens when someone leaves?
EMI schemes are often used by fast growth companies to help recruit, motivate and retain employees. But what happens when an employee leaves? RM2, the employee share scheme specialists, have identified 5 key things to consider before setting up your plan.
If you would like to discuss setting up an EMI Share Scheme drop us an email on email@example.com.
4. Company Culture – the key to success?
A strong company culture attracts better talent and, more importantly, retains that talent. When people feel like they belong to an organisation, they’re more likely to stick around for the long term. That means lower turnover, fewer new hires to deal with, and better chemistry among your team. With the help of Unleashed, the people and culture experts, we’ve pulled together a summary of how to assess your company culture and more importantly how to change things for the better – check it out here.
Also, see our blog on tackling workplace bullying and how a focus on anti-bullying policies and supporting training sessions (covering acceptable behaviour and how policies on equality, anti-harassment and anti-bullying work) can help mitigate against this. Please get in touch if you would like help with any of your policies or if you want to discuss our training packages.
5. Diversity in the Workplace
While many companies are working hard to entice more diverse applicants and may want to accelerate the pace of change in their organisation, it’s important to stay on the right side of the law. We regularly help our clients draft and review their equality and diversity policies as well as reviewing their recruitment procedures with a focus on positive action, rather than positive discrimination. See our list of 9 practical tips to help increase diversity in your workplace here.
And please get in touch if you would like help with your policies or to discuss our training packages.
We’re here to support you and your business – if you want to discuss any of the above or anything else please get in touch.