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I've interviewed a lot of people in the past few weeks, five separate people in one day alone. In the brief time of about an hour that you spend with a candidate you get to see every agonising part of the human condition. The drama, the tension, the fear, the worry, the anxiety, ohhh but… Continue reading A little bit of interview advice.
After a hectic few months I'm back. After a hectic few months of what you ask? Moving, not just houses but countries. Yes, my lovely readers, I am now an immigrant living in Germany where the beer is cold, the bicycles are plentiful, and the wasps are huge. Packing, arranging, tearful goodbyes, researching my new… Continue reading Hot topic: Immigration
If you have an employee who is disabled, and who takes frequent time off due to his or her disability, can you dismiss them without running up against laws derived from EU employment directives? Short answer: Yes, you can. But if you wanted a short answer you wouldn't have come to me, would you my… Continue reading Case law time. Disability and cumulative absences.
With Star Wars fever taking over the world due the recent release of 'The Last Jedi', and having a husband so immersed in the Star Wars thing that he has taken to asking our 14 month old son to turn to the dark side, the inevitable happened and I ended up watching multiple viewings of… Continue reading Star Wars: A lesson in leadership.
Crunch! The word has a fun ring to it, doesn't it? "Crunch!". It's the sound you hear when you tuck into your favourite cereal. It's what you do when you're trying to flatten your stomach. It's the feeling you have when you crash into a tree when skiing and break both of your legs. All… Continue reading Crunch Time
This week the chancellor of the UK, Mr Phil Hammond, caused something of a stir when he appeared to suggest that worsening productivity figures in the UK economy were somehow the fault of disabled people. What did he actually say? Like most politicians, one must look carefully at the words spoken and not just what… Continue reading Productivity, disability and some facts
My cat doesn't know much about art, but she knows what she likes. My husband would tell you that I know a little about art but I have no idea what I like. I can say with absolute certainty that, when it comes to the art of film, I don't like what he likes. One… Continue reading Managing creative people, creatively.
A little known recent ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has interesting ramifications for employers who have pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers on their payroll. The case, Ramos v Servicio Galego de Saude, was brought by Ms Ramos, a nurse who worked in an emergency medical department of a hospital in Spain, after… Continue reading Case law time. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and work.
After watching the Avengers for about the fourteenth time at the behest of my husband I began to realise just how poor the human resources department of S.H.I.E.L.D. really is. Not only were there some members of S.H.I.E.L.D. engaged in extremely unsafe working practices, but there was also a lot of horseplay and a general… Continue reading Avenging a HR department