Staff Training

Why Staff Training Is Often More Effective than Behavioural Policies

In our many investigations into misconduct and harassment allegations, a regular issue is when a colleague makes comments about another colleague's appearance.  Those remarks are often intended to be complimentary but can make the…
Storing Vaccination Data

Storing COVID Vaccination Data - What's the Latest Guidance?

If you are responsible for GDPR matters in your workplace then you should take heed of recent guidance from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) regarding the storage of COVID vaccination data. The ICO, which is the UK's information…
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Sexual Harassment is a Workplace Issue - How Can You Promote Zero Tolerance?

CIPD research in 2020 found that 4% of employees reported being sexually harassed within the last three years, with younger women most likely to be impacted. What Is Sexual Harassment? Harassment is defined in the Equality Act 2010…
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Supporting the Mental Health of your Workforce - Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental health is something we are all talking about, particularly in light of the Pandemic, which has given rise to a global increase in levels of anxiety and depression. Are You Supporting Your Workforce? 9-15 May 2022 is Mental Health…
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What Are the Latest Employment Law Changes in April 2022?

There are several employment law changes coming into force in April 2022. National Minimum Wage Rises From 1 April the national minimum wage will increase. You should ensure that your hourly wage rates of your employees meet the new threshold…
Long-COVID

Living with COVID-19, Long COVID and the Impact on Business

Along with the much anticipated arrival of Spring, comes the Government's equally anticipated response to Living with COVID-19. As part of its response the Government have effected a number of changes to current arrangements which will have…
Inclusion-disabled

Making Your Workplace More Inclusive for Disabled Staff

On 12 March, the Business Disability Forum (BDF) published guidance to help employers improve access for disabled workers. What Does the Guidance Say? The first part of the guidance, Access for all - Creating inclusive global built environments,…
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Championing Women in the Workplace - Creating a Future of Equality and Inclusion

To update Jane Austin's 19th century message with 21st century context, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that an employer in possession of a successful business must be in want of a male-dominated trust board and female support staff." The…
Stress-awareness

Stress Awareness Month - Top Tips for Supporting Employee Wellbeing

April is Stress Awareness Month and this year's theme is Community. It seems entirely apt that coming out of a pandemic which isolated us from the various communities that support us, that this is the theme for 2022. The Importance of Community It's…
Jo Bradbury

New Consultant Brings More Education Sector Expertise to Growing Team

We are pleased to welcome Jo Bradbury to the Narrow Quay HR team. Jo joins from a multi-academy trust where she was a Senior HR Advisor, with responsibility across five secondary schools and eleven primary schools. Jo is a qualified employment…