Employment Terms & Motivation

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Welcoming New Staff Most managers want new staff to have a positive experience of their recruitment and acceptance of the offer of a job. Employees will not resign usually from their current job until they receive a clear offer of the new job. To provide reassurance, give both the job offer and details of their […]

Sports Direct – the Dilemma of Organisational Flexibility

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[Text amended August 2018] Many organisations need flexibility in staffing to accommodate seasonal and other variations in workload, product launches, staff holidays and illness etc. To meet such needs, senior managers should be able to introduce a range of contracts such as variable hours, zero hours, temporary and/or fixed term contracts and/or use agency workers. […]

Zero Hours Contract Workers – New Rights

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Posted on 13/01/2016 by HR Professional   [Link updated 06/09/2019]   Zero hours are defined broadly as being a contract or arrangement under which an employer may offer or provide work for an individual but there is no certainty that such work will be made available.  Such contracts are a useful means of covering seasonal […]

Casual and Zero Hours Staff – A Balanced Approach

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Posted on 30/05/2015 by HR Professional [Editor’s note – this is an updated version of  ‘Zero Hours – A Casual Discussion’ published originally on 30/11/2013.] Zero Hours Contracts are Still Legal How will you make effective use of such staff to meet your service needs and balance your needs as an employer as well as […]