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    Calculating Holiday Pay
    The right to paid holiday under The Working Time Regulations 1998 gives 5.6 weeks’ paid leave. Holiday pay is based on a week’s normal pay. However, a week's pay may vary depending on the terms of the contract and recent case law to include overtime, commission and shift allowances. In addition, atypical workers - workers who work irregular hours - are also entitled to holiday pay and this can be complicated to work out. This Mini shows you how statutory pay is calculated.
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    How to Build a Robust Recruitment Process
    Sourcing good quality candidates and collecting relevant data efficiently is key in finding talented employees. If your recruitment process is poor you’ll find you recruit poorly – and poor quality people are likely to have an adverse effect on your business. If you want a good basic grounding in selecting the right people, you need this Mini.
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    How to Carry Out a Discipline Investigation
    When problems arise at work, you must investigate to find out what happened. The approach to disciplinary investigations varies depending on the circumstances. Some investigations will be completed quickly and easily. Others may be more complex, requiring a far more detailed approach and involving the interviewing of a number of witnesses. If you want a good basic grounding in carrying out workplace investigations, you need this Mini.
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    How to Carry Out Return-to-Work Meetings
    The return to work (RTW) meeting is a very powerful tool in managing sickness absence - but only if it's done well. Too many people feel uncomfortable about the process, adopting unhelpful body language, or following a checklist without thinking about the real issues or simply saying "HR told them to do this". A really good RTW meeting will help you support employees who are genuinely unwell and explore the issues of those afflicted by “Chronic Monday-itis” to encourage them to come to work.
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    How to Deal With Flexible Working Requests
    Flexible working is enormously popular with employees. You might almost say it's now seen as a right by many employees. But how do you give employees a reasonable deal in terms of work-life balance and still ensure the business operates efficiently? The Mini will give you a good basic grounding in the process and helps you solve the most common problems.
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    How to Deal With Nuisance Grievances
    There is a statutory right to raise a grievance, but in recent years there’s been a considerable increase in the number of nuisance grievances raised. These can be repeat grievances; grievances which allegedly took place years ago; or grievances where the manager is simply trying to correct an employee's performance. Such frivolous complaints hugely deplete management time and often fail to satisfy the aggrieved employee. It's a catch 22 situation. This Mini will give you the tools to help you deal with nuisance grievances effectively.
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    How to Manage Small Scale Redundancy
    Redundancy is now a common part of working life. Most businesses will periodically restructure their organisations to ensure economic robustness. In some cases the redundancy process is very straightforward. In others, you must use a selection pool to determine who will be at risk of redundancy. While redundancies involving fewer than 20 employees don’t trigger the statutory consultation provisions, timely and meaningful consultation with those affected is essential and you must follow a fair process in a fair manner. This Mini shows you how.
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    How to Nip Workplace Problems in the Bud
    The easiest and quickest way to deal with a workplace issue is to deal with it as soon as it starts. Yet many managers will ignore a situation for months or even years - by which time it has often escalated to something far more serious and time-consuming. It is much easier to blow out a match than put out a forest fire! Nipping problems in the bud is the way to go. This Mini shows you how.
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    How to Take a Witness Statement
    Gathering the evidence for a discipline or grievance investigation often means taking witness statements. The purpose of a witness statement is to provide written evidence to support a party's case that will, if necessary, be used as evidence in court. The statement is an important part of the investigation and it is important to ensure that the statement is accurate and comprehensive. This Mini shows you in simple steps how to do so.