Social Media at work

The Use of Social Media in the Workplace

The Use of Social Media in the Workplace Anyone who has returned from holiday to find hundreds of unread emails waiting for them could be forgiven for thinking digital technologies are the enemy. Digital technologies can hold the key to effective engagement; they just need to be used better. The use of social media can…

Long term sickness absence

Guidance for employers managing long term sickness absence

Guidance for Employers Managing Long Term Sickness Absence In the case of O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, the Court of Appeal gave some useful guidance on dismissal in cases of long term sickness. Following an assault by a pupil at the school at which she was employed, Ms O’Brien was not satisfied that the…

mediation, communication

Workplace Mediation

Workplace Mediation It can be surprisingly easy for a dispute to get out of hand and turn into an expensive, drawn out case involving litigation. Workplace Mediation offers important benefits to employers and employees alike. When a dispute is mediated shortly after it arises, the chances of reaching a satisfactory resolution are much greater. Mediated…