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ISO 45001:2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We are happy to announce that we have already successfully helped a number of our clients achieve certification to ISO 45001:2018, enabling them to manage risk and helping ensure compliance with legislation. If this is something your organisation would like support with, or if you just need Health and safety support, then contact the consultancy who have been supporting businesses for over 30 years. Looking for support in ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015,...

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Increase of auto enrolment contributions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Increase of Auto Enrolment Contributions The minimum contributions you and your staff pay into your auto enrolment workplace pension scheme will increase from the 6 April 2019. This is also sometimes known as phasing. It is your responsibility to make sure these increases are implemented. This will apply to all employers with staff in a pension scheme for auto enrolment, they must take action to make sure the minimum amounts are being...

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Annual Leave: Use IT or Lose IT?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] CHRISTMAS: POTENTIALLY A FESTIVE NIGHTMARE FOR HR The season to be jolly can bring with it all sorts of staff misdemeanours from binge drinking and badmouthing associates to photocopier abuse at the Christmas  Crownford Consulting Limited can provide you with tips on how to avoid inappropriate behaviour, misconduct, harassment and discrimination, and assist you in dealing with the aftermath if things do go  Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop us a call on...

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Annual Leave: Use IT or Lose IT?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As the end of the leave year approaches for many businesses, it is worth noting a recent decision in the case of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu – the CJEU held that in accordance with the Working Time Directive leave should not automatically be lost if a worker does not exercise the right to paid annual leave in any year, unless the employer has 'diligently' brought it to the worker's attention that...

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Mental Health at Work

Mental Health at Work

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] There has been lots of publication surrounding World Mental Health Day this week.  Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 14.3 million work days were lost last year due to stress, depression and anxiety. At Crownford Consulting Limited, we can assist you in promoting good mental health at the workplace and support you if there is no improvement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Visit us at https://www.crownford.co.uk or pop...

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Employment Tribunal Statistics

Brexit and UK Employment Laws

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As most of us already know, Employment Tribunal fees were abolished in July 2017.   Likely to be as a direct result, the number of single claims lodged has risen by 165% on last year’s figures for the period of April to June, the last full quarter when fees were in force.   This is according to a report published by the Ministry of Justice on 13th September 2018.   Let us support you...

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Brexit and UK Employment Laws

Brexit and UK Employment Laws

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Brexit White Paper entitled ‘The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union’ published on 12 July 2018 confirms that no employment laws which are based on EU legislation will be repealed when the country leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019. The Government’s assurance that workers’ rights will not be diminished means that the Working Time Regulations (governing holiday and hours of workers); the requirements of collective...

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Russia World Cup 2018

The World Cup: Potentially an Employers Nightmare

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The World Cup will take place in Russia between the 14th June and 15th July. As a result, employers could see an increase in absenteeism, issues with race discrimination, computer/mobile phone misuse and be inundated with holiday requests. GET AHEAD OF THE GAME! Crownford Consulting Limited would suggest that you take a flexible approach on a short-term basis, where possible. This could be anything from a temporary change to working hours to...

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How Artificial Intelligence Chat Bots are Disrupting HR

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="textsize"]Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few years you may have heard about the development in Artificial Intelligence in the news. One area of AI that’s come on leaps and bounds are Bots. Bot’s are automation software that is designed to take over many administrative tasks allowing workers to get up to speed on the things that really matter and be more productive. Having been...

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