The Employment Law & HR Podcast

Be pro-active & improve productivity of your staff

In this weeks' episode I bring you five tips to increase the productivity of your staff. It is not just about paying more there are other easy ways to get staff working harder for you.

In this episode I will cover:

  • Why the ultimate key to improving productivity and getting the best from your staff is happiness;
  • How the introduction of one to ones and performance reviews will help employees performance;
  • 360 degree communication on a consistent basis;
  • How investing in your staff with training is essential for your business success;
  • Why you should not be afraid to implement performance management procedures;
  • Ways to incentivise staff to go above and beyond.
  • Why you should look at the work environment and how this effects employees.

Action Points

  1. Take action and implement at least one of the tips from this episode;
  2. If you want more tips sign up here for your free copy;
  3. Let me know how it goes for you;
  4. Give me a call if you want to talk through some strategies or if you would like training or to implement change in your business 023 8098 2006 or 01983 897003


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Direct download: episode_63_Employment_Law_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

When is additional pay a reasonable adjustment for a disabled employee?: Episode 62

In this weeks' episode I bring you the details of a case which has recently been decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal regarding the requirement to make a reasonable adjustment for an employee who is disabled and who took a different job role, as a reasonable adjustment, which would normally have 10% less pay. Case name G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited v Powell

In this episode I will cover:

  • The facts of the case and why the employee was arguing for more pay;
  • The background to the requirement to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee;
  • Why it is important to consider what is 'reasonable' in the particular circumstances;
  • Why full sick pay is not a reasonable adjustment;
  • Why the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided it would be reasonable for the employer in this case to continue to pay at the employees previous rate of pay;
  • Why you should take care in deciding what reasonable adjustments should be made for a disabled employee.


You can read the full judgement for the case here

You can find lots of examples of reasonable adjustments on the Equality & Human Rights Commission Website here

Action Points

  1. If you have a disabled employee or someone you suspect could be disabled you need to consider if any adjustments are needed;
  2. Seek advice if you are not sure about whether they would be a disabled person for the purposes of the Equality Act;
  3. Seek advice about specific adjustments for the circumstances;
  4. Give me a call if you want to talk through 023 8098 2006 or 01983 897003

 Remember getting advice from a Solicitor need not be expensive or difficult!

Direct download: Episode_62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08am EST