Business Solutions to HR Problems
We solve HR problems for employers.
We are a dedicated team of experienced, qualified HR Consultants. We take away the headache of employment legislation that ties all organisations in knots.
Typically our clients are SMEs based in the South East and East Anglia, although we have many others across the country. We don’t stop them from acting, we enable them to make the practical, commercial decisions that are best for their business.
And we give them the support and the expertise to stay ahead of the HR minefield letting them concentrate on their day job - developing their businesses.
"We're hands on - you're hands free"
“I’ve worked with BackupHR since I took over responsibility for the Trust and wouldn’t consider using anyone else now."
“We think of BackupHR as part of our management team – I value their advice and honesty, and often use them as a sounding board.”
“When HR was given to me to run alongside finance, BackupHR proved absolutely crucial to managing this effectively.”
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Latest News Archive
|Training: March 2014 Dates|
MANAGER’S GUIDE TO DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
Does dealing with those difficult situations at work fill you with dread?
Do you avoid having to dealing with those difficult team members?
Do you want to achieve positive and successful outcomes from such situations?
Published Dec 04, 2013 - 02:18 PM
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|Third Party Harassment|
A provision in the Equality Act 2010 was repealed on 1st October 2013 as part of the government’s so-called “red tape challenge”. The provision had made employer’s responsible for a third party’s harassment of their employees e.g. clients, advisers or suppliers, if such harassment by a third party had occurred at least twice before.
Published Nov 28, 2013 - 09:27 AM
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Since 1st September as part of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, employers may offer employees a new form of employment relationship, that of "employee shareholder". In essence, an individual who becomes an "employee shareholder" will exchange some of their UK employment rights for shares (employee shareholder shares) in the business they work for.
Published Nov 28, 2013 - 09:18 AM
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|Cathy Norton speaks at EEEGR Breakfast Club|
BackupHR™ was delighted to co-sponsor, with Schlumberger, a recent EEEGR (East of England Energy Group) breakfast club meeting held in Lowestoft. The bi-monthly breakfast clubs offer EEEGR members a great opportunity to network and hear industry specialists share insights on their sector.
Published Nov 27, 2013 - 03:46 PM
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|Disability Frustrates Employer|
Until his stroke in February 2010, Mr Warner had been a site manager for his company, a small business specialising in shop and pub refurbishments. His day to day duties required considerable levels of mobility and some carpentry work.
The Employment Tribunal had dismissed the claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination and accepted the employer's argument that, for the purposes of unfair dismissal and breach of contract, his contract had been frustrated.
Published Nov 27, 2013 - 03:27 PM
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|Justifiable Age Discrimination|
The issue of age discrimination has arisen in a number of high-profile cases recently, with celebrities such as John McCririck claiming ageism in Channel 4's decision to drop him from their racing coverage. The judgment has not yet been published but according to reports, robust systems, clearly documented concerns about an employee, and following proper procedures counted for a lot. The Tribunal accepted the broadcaster's argument that its aim was to increase viewing figures. His alleged self-described bigoted and male chauvinist views could potentially undermine their efforts to bring horse racing to a wider audience. The need for change was therefore not down to age discrimination.
Published Nov 14, 2013 - 11:32 AM
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|Training: January & February 2014|
A MANAGER’S GUIDE TO HANDLING WORK-RELATED STRESS
Stress is one of the main reasons for long term sickness absence but many Managers seem reluctant to tackle both the issues behind stress, and the stressed individual. This course is designed to help Senior Management and Line Managers understand the signs and symptoms of stress, the legal issues relating to stress cases, and the organisations strategies that need to be in place to help reduce stress. Delegates will be given practical techniques to help prevent and manage the causes of stress, tackling people who appear to be playing the stress card, and the most effective management styles.
Published Oct 18, 2013 - 04:35 PM
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|Flexible Work and Appealing|
On 14 September 2009 Ms Little started maternity leave prior to the birth of her second child. She applied to her employer Richmond Pharmacology for a flexible working arrangement on her return to work. On 17 June 2010, her application was rejected on the basis that it was not feasible for a sales executive to operate on a part-time basis. She appealed against that refusal. Before an appeal hearing could be arranged, she resigned on 19 July. That same day she was asked by Richmond to reconsider until an appeal hearing took place. On 22 July she attended an appeal hearing. Her appeal was upheld to the extent that she was offered a three-month trial on the terms suggested in her initial application for flexible working. Ms Little did not take up that offer, but instead on 26 July she confirmed her resignation and subsequently made a discrimination claim.
Published Oct 15, 2013 - 08:00 AM
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|Financial Penalties for Employers|
Fees for starting and completing Employment Tribunal claims have been in force since July 2013. As part of The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 provision was put in place to make life tough for 'bad employers' who defend claims unreasonably. Tribunals are empowered to impose financial penalties on employers when they breached a worker's rights and there are "aggravating features". The penalty will be 50% of any award, with a cap of £5,000, which is halved if paid within 21 days.
Published Oct 11, 2013 - 03:42 PM
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|Key safety changes by the HSE, RIDDOR, &, in civil action cases|
Updated HSE website for injuries, concerns and enquiries
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its website in order to better direct those wishing to report an incident, notify workplace concerns or seek interpretation of guidance. This follows the decision to close the HSE’s Infoline (telephone helpline) in 2011, following budget cuts. As a result, the HSE no longer offers a telephone service for general information enquiries but has sought to improve its website to make it easier to use and its guidance simpler.
Published Oct 11, 2013 - 12:30 PM
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