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February, 2020

Contagious concerns?

Posted on: February 27th, 2020 by Ginny Hallam

We’re receiving an increasing number of queries about how to deal with employment related concerns about the virus.

Here’s what we’re advising:

  • Communicate regularly the importance of good hygiene – wash hands, catch coughs, bin dirty tissues
  • Check you’ve got up to date personal contact details for everyone
  • Make sure everyone knows how to spot the symptoms of the virus and who to speak to about concerns
  • Have a plan for disruption and avoid asking colleagues to travel to affected areas unless absolutely necessary
  • Keep checking the government website for guidance

Click here for what we suggest you share and communicate with colleagues.

Training – new laws and protecting your investment

Posted on: February 20th, 2020 by Ginny Hallam

“Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to leave.” – Richard Branson

From 6th April you’ll need to set out the training you offer each individual within their employment contract. If you’re keen on training but more cautious than Mr Branson, a recovery of training costs policy might be a good idea.

It sets out what the employee has to repay of the training cost if, despite the training, they decide to leave. It can also cover what happens if there’s a repeated failure to pass an exam or there’s non-attendance.

If you use Intelligent Employment, the employment contracts within our platform now include the required changes, and we’ve also updated our training and recovery of costs policy.

Not using Intelligent Employment? Don’t worry! Get in touch to find out how to access our policies and a host of other awesome benefits for your business!

Good Work Plan – employment contract updates

Posted on: February 13th, 2020 by Ginny Hallam

The Good Work Plan means that by 6th April 2020 you need to have updated your employment contracts to remain legally compliant. In particular, every employment contract now needs to include information about training, opportunities for paid time off, and whether hours of work are variable (and lots more!)

Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered! If you subscribe to Intelligent Employment, the contracts on our platform now include the required changes. We’ve also added a letter to the platform for you to give to your employees outlining changes made.

Here’s all the changes we’ve made, or what you’ll need to update if you’re not using our documents.

  • Days of the week the worker/employee is required to work
  • Whether working hours are variable and how this will be determined
  • Any paid leave the worker/employee is entitled to
  • Details of all remuneration and benefits
  • Details of any probationary period
  • Training entitlement (whether this is mandatory or paid for by the worker/employee)

To make sure we’re providing Intelligent Employment users with the most straight-talking and engaging documents possible, we’ve updated the tone, clause names and order so our contracts are even more user-friendly.

If you’re not currently subscribed to Intelligent Employment, get in touch and we’d love to discuss how we can support you to update your contracts, along with all the other awesome benefits you’ll secure!