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The Question Sandwich: A Practical Technique to use in a HR Investigation

When chairing a HR investigation, there are three main issues we come across: Managers aren’t completely clear about what they are looking into They don’t plan their questions effectively They struggle with structure You will have heard of using the traditional ‘question funnel’ to address this. We cover that in more detail here. But this…

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Vista Sets the International Standard for Diversity and Inclusion

We are proud to announce that we have become the first organisation in the world to be awarded the new International ISO standard for Diversity and Inclusion (ISO 30415:2021: Human Resource Management – Diversity and Inclusion). Launched only a couple of months ago, the achievement of the standard demonstrates our team’s continued commitment to living…

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Virtual Mock Employment Tribunal: New Dates Announced!

Have you ever been to a virtual employment tribunal? Do you find the prospect daunting? Back by ever-popular demand, our Virtual Mock Employment Tribunal will let you experience the thrills and spills of the virtual employment tribunal, in a learning environment. Spend time with our experienced tribunal advocates to get a real insight in to:…

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Returning from Furlough: How to welcome back your employees

Furlough is set to end in September 2021. There will be some employees who could have been away from the workplace for a whopping 18 months. In other situations when people are away from the workplace for an extended period of time (e.g. long-term sickness absence, maternity leave), it is important for them to remain…

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Managing Redundancy
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Redundancy and Furlough – What’s the Relationship? [UPDATED]

Updated 5/03/2021 Redundancy and furlough: can employers make redundancies when the furlough scheme is still in place? Here’s our guidance. You can find more on our Coronavirus Advice Hub. Can I make Redundancies when the Furlough Scheme is in Place? It is estimated that approximately 9.6 million employees had been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job…

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The Legalities of Managing a Flexible Working Request

Historically, flexible working requests have been associated with working mums. Fast forward a few years and the benefit is now seen as an important part of the employment package by a wide variety of employees. The benefits of offering flexible working are seldom out of the headlines, and if you are an employer reading this…

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