Should you ever recommend a friend?

Most companies will advertise vacancies through their website or use a recruitment consultant to fill positions. But around 10% of private-sector companies* also run employee referral schemes, where staff are encouraged to refer friends and contacts in return for a bonus if the candidate is successful. So if your company does this, should you take part? Here’s what to consider first…

Wrongful dismissal: Know your rights

Employment law can seem an impenetrable maze – one that you’ll hopefully never have to navigate. But having a basic understanding of your workplace rights is still essential. So to help you get your head (and ours) around the technicalities of wrongful dismissal, we’ve spoken to specialist Employment Lawyer Philip Landau of Landau Law to bring you this handy guide.

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What’s the difference between wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal?

You may have heard of both wrongful dismissal and unfair dismissal, but they are not interchangeable. Wrongful dismissal is a breach of contract

What you need to know about probation periods

You don’t have to have served any hard time to be on probation. In fact, at one time or another, this word applies to us all. We investigate why…

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What is a probation period?

It is, essentially, a safety net for employers after the recruitment stage is complete. The probation period is a mutually agreed upon duration of time (typically anywhere between one and six months) in which your ability to meet certain performance levels – in other words, the potential you exhibited in your interview – will be observed and assessed. Pending a review, the

Conflict in the workplace

In an ideal world, your place of work should be one of your favourite locations – after all, we can spend more than half our waking hours there. However, the workplace can be an environment in which a variety of different personalities come together, often resulting in tensions…

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It may not surprise you to learn that high-pressure job roles based in financial or sales offices often produce the most tension. But, drama in the workplace comes in many forms. It may evolve as a result of office gossip, conflict among colleagues, someone being overlooked for promotion,

Different types of parental leave

Parenthood is one of the biggest life-changing events any of us will experience and it inevitably brings new demands on our time. By law, parents are allowed to take some time off work to look after children. This April, new rules concerning this kind of leave come into force. Employment law solicitor Philip Landau of Landau Law explains…

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1. Shared parental leave

This is the biggest change. It’s a new entitlement to paid leave that will apply to eligible parents with a baby due to be born on or after 5 April