A-Z guides

All Human resources A-Z guides


Although employers expect a certain amount of absence, high levels of absence can be disruptive, and expensive. Absence-related dismissals or disciplinary sanctions can lead to expensive claims and therefore it is important that employers handle a... Continue reading

Alcohol and drugs

Employers have a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of employees. If an employer knowingly allows an employee under the influence of alcohol or drugs to continue working, and this places the employe... Continue reading

Bribery and corruption

The UK Bribery Act 2010 entered into force on 1 July 2011, and is generally considered to be one of the toughest bribery regimes worldwide. There are four offences under the Act: 1. Bribing another person.2. Accepting a bribe.3. Bribing a foreign... Continue reading

Bullying and harassment

Bullying is an abuse or misuse of power that may be characterised as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour intended to undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient. Harassment, in general terms, involves unwanted co... Continue reading

Business continuity

Business Continuity Management (BCM) identifies potential threats to an organisation, and the impacts to business operations that those threats, if realised, might cause. A recent report by the Business Continuity Institute in the UK stated that o... Continue reading

CCTV monitoring

Increasingly, CCTV has become the principal method of carrying out surveillance of areas that may be accessed by the public as well as becoming commonplace in many workplaces in a variety of industries. While CCTV has an obvious crime-prevention ... Continue reading

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