Intimidating names for teams

The Government consulted over the use of settlement agreements in September 2012, as part of its wider ‘Ending the Employment Relationship’ consultation.

It has now published its response to the consultation, including a number of proposals with regard to settlement agreements: • It will make template letters available to encourage the use of the new settlement agreements, alongside a statutory code of practice which will include an explanation of improper behaviour.

Delivering bad news is never easy - whether it is as part of a dismissal process, a redundancy p In 2010 doctors and employees saw the introduction of a so called “fit note” or “Statement of Fitness for Work” as opposed to the old system of providing a sick note, which simply states the reasons for a particular illness together with its anticipated duration.

This new approach will give the employee and employer greater flexibility in terms of a phased return, altered hours, amended duties and workplace adaptions.

We are also well published, nationally recognised, having been featured in articles by; The Institute of Leadership and Management (on-line), WOMENS OWN magazine (January 2013), Personnel Today, People Management and other UK management guides.

What about funny team names, it has its own effect as well. “We’re the big shark and when teams swim up alongside us we gobble them up,” he said.The origin of the Toffee nickname dates back almost to the formation of the club. Wealthy merchants in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries dominated the town and built their houses in a Dutch style, gable to gable.Last year Employers were faced with a dilemma of what to do in practical terms when staff were unable to come to work effectively through no fault of their own.Stranded staff were delayed returning from holiday due to an 'act of god'.

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