Online Shopping At Work

Online Shopping At Work

Employers take differing approaches to internet use that is not work related. Some ban all personal use of company facilities, while others allow employees
to access the internet at work as long as the level of use is reasonable and/or is during breaks.

Whether it’s Cyber Monday, Christmas shopping or January sales, read my tips to help you give employees some leeway to use the internet without storing up problems.

Top Tips for Dealing with the Suspension of an Employee for Alleged Misconduct

Top Tips for Dealing with the Suspension of an Employee for Alleged Misconduct

In some cases, it may be appropriate for you to suspend an employee from work pending the completion of an investigation. However, given the serious implications of suspension for an employee, including for his or her morale and professional reputation, you must ensure that the circumstances of the case justify it, and that it is necessary to ensure a fair investigation. Suspension will not be necessary in every case.

Read my Top Tips to suspending an employee and download my template letter to confirm a period of suspension.

How to Guide: requesting references for a potential employee

How to Guide: requesting references for a potential employee

It’s important to only make further enquiries about a potential employee when it is absolutely necessary, i.e. once they have been offered and have accepted the job. This will involve less administration and will also help to prevent breaches of the Data Protection Act and Human Rights Act.

Read my Top Tips to ‘how and when to collect the information’, the implications of the Data Protection Act and ‘points to consider when requesting references. I also provide my Template Reference Request Form which you can use to request references from previous employers in a standard format.

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