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Obesity, Discrimination and Business

You may recall towards the end of last year that there was considerable reaction within the business world to the case of an overweight Danish childminder and the possibility that obesity could be considered a protected characteristic under discrimination law. A useful summary written by our own Anthony Sutton for the Daily Telegraph SME business page,… Read more »

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How to choose, develop and retain staff

When considering investment in your business, the selection, development and retention of staff is amongst the most significant. Cream HR were asked to write some simple guidance on such matters for the Daily Telegraph web site providing advice and guidance to SME’s, sponsored by Volvo UK.  The article can be found here –  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/volvo-business/small-business-advice-ideas/11562502/best-way-to-choose-develop-retain-staff.html  … Read more »

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ECJ Decision in on “collective” redundancy consultation – the Woolworths Case

The long awaited decision from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding what has become known as the “Woolworths” case regarding collective redundancies, has been given. The decision supports Woolworths approach that an establishment for the purposes of collective redundancy consultation referred to individual workplaces of the affected employees and not the number of employees… Read more »

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Shared Parental Leave

Significant changes were introduced late last year regarding Shared Parental Leave. Our Managing Director, Anthony Sutton has been asked to contribute to the Daily Telegraph web site providing support and advice to SME’s. His summary can be found here –  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/volvo-business/small-business-advice-ideas/11423098/shared-parental-leave-advice.html The application of Shared Parental Leave can be quite complex and we advise that… Read more »

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No More People Problems

Whether you like it or not people are the lifeblood of your organisation. The greatest challenge in managing people effectively is that we all need to be treated differently. People may not be the single most expensive investment in your business but they are the most important. It doesn’t matter how shiny or glamorous your… Read more »

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Maximise your Return on Investment

Research suggests that a wrong recruit can cost a business as much as fifteen times their annual salary – so it pays to get it right. Whether you agree with that figure or not, such a claim helps to underline the fact that people are THE most important investment that you will make in your… Read more »

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No more costly mistakes!

One of the most frustrating aspects of running a business is the endless amount of red tape and form filling but what is more frustrating is finding yourself on the wrong end of an employment tribunal decision because of an avoidable error in your policies or procedures. In today’s litigious world, everything you do is… Read more »

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Are you ready for the World Cup?

With only just over a month to go until the Football World Cup kicks off in Brazil it is important that you start thinking about the impact that this four-week sporting jamboree could have on your workplace.   It is highly likely that a significant percentage of your workforce will hold an avid interest in… Read more »

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Cream HR at Enternships/London Fusion Hiring Masterclass

Anthony Sutton, founder and MD of Cream HR was at an Enternships/London Fusion event last Monday evening, 18th November 2013, where a large audience listened to his thoughts on “Getting Recruitment Right – First Time, Every Time.” Calling on the vast experience that Cream HR possesses in advising business on successful recruitment, a summary of… Read more »

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