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Robyn Jackson

Robyn Jackson

HR round-up

Man holding HR word on wooden cube.

It’s that time of the year again when I try and get a little HR CPD in by reading some articles or journals and taking my head out of the other elements of practice life. And unsurprisingly the HR world is also being dominated by COVID at the moment. So, here’s a little summary of…

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Staff and their social lives – By Robyn Jackson

business background of diverse business people caucasian and asian working together in business lobby of coworking space and everyone wearing medical mask to protect from coronavirus covid 19 infection, working in coronavirus outbreak situation

There’s a lot of traffic on the PI forum and Facebook groups lately about staff social events. Do we have them? Can we have them? If staff go ahead and meet up but don’t follow the government guidelines and then plaster it all over social media, can I do anything about it?! So I thought…

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The return of the … shielders?

Virus mask woman wearing face protection in prevention for coronavirus showing gesture Stop Infection

From 1st August, it appears that all protections relating to shielding are being removed. No more statutory sick pay, no more food parcels, and it’s back to work. So, what do we need to do? No doubt we’ve had plenty of patients call us already, asking us to sign them off work or asking for…

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Reasonable adjustments in the workplace – Robyn Clark

Close up of old English dictionary page with word reasonable

We’ve all heard it, we’ve posted many threads on the forum about it, and it’s becoming more and more prevalent in the workplace as staff continue to work later in life. There are more disabled people in the workplace than ever before, and this is a great thing as it enables people to continue working…

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Hidden Disabilities by Robyn Jackson

Businessman Standing Against White Brick Wall With Shadow Of A Disable Man Sitting On Wheelchair

Disability awareness at work has increased phenomenally in recent years and with the development of disability discrimination protection laws (from the old DDA to the newer Equality Act 2010) more and more disabled people are finding it easier to access employment. But not all disabilities are visible or immediately obvious – so how do we…

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Upcoming changes to employment legislation and what these mean for PMs

New Regulations / Aktenordner

I recently attended an employment law update hosted by the CIPD and thought I’d share some of the key highlights that are likely to impact on us as practice managers. Statements of Particulars (i.e. Contracts of Employment) From 6th April 2020, the duty on employers to provide a Contract of Employment to an employee is…

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Disciplining staff – Formal or informal sanctions? By Robyn Jackson

Picture of surgeon during disciplinary meeting with medical director

In my previous life as an HR consultant, when managers had to deal with conduct issues, this question cropped up time and time again. Don’t get me wrong – hospital HR policies are incredibly detailed and are often used as a ‘how-to guide’ when it comes to following the disciplinary process. The unions wouldn’t have…

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