Russell Corlett - Health and Safety Director
Recent Blog Posts By Russell Corlett - Health and Safety Director
More work, less noise: headphones in the workplace
Two years ago, Sainsbury’s dismissed an employee for using earphones while he worked in one of their delivery yards. He claimed unfair dismissal. When... Read More
Five must-know answers to your pay review FAQs
Staff always want to earn more. And because you’re a good boss, you want to pay a fair wage. But you also don’t want to end up shelling out more than ... Read More
Here's what I know: paranoia is better than complacency
The beginning of the financial year is always a good time to take a fresh look at your expenditure—even if you’ve just had a great year. In fact, let ... Read More
One Good Work Plan date you can’t miss
6th April 2020. Add it to your iPhone's calendar. And your Outlook diary. You can even pencil it into your Filofax if you really want to. Why? Because... Read More
Keeping staff salaries secret in your workplace
Money talk is awkward. Especially if you have two employees doing the same job and one of them discovers they’re on a lower salary. Nobody likes that... Read More
Ramadan: A time for fasting and flexible working?
For 1.6 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a welcome chance to reconnect with religion and family. It’s also a month of nocturnal eating and sporadic slee... Read More
Here's what I know: bad times can be the making of your company (and of you)
I’ve just been reading a great book by Ryan Holiday called, “The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumphs.” I’d recommend... Read More
Late again? How to tackle poor punctuality
What’s the worst lateness excuse you’ve had from an employee? We’d love to know. After all, our clients have told us some classics by their employees…... Read More
Debunked: 5 health & safety myths
Let me tell you about an employer who told a little white lie. He wasn’t one of our clients, but he ran a small and profitable office-based business i... Read More
Bank holiday basics: 4 quick HR fixes...
It’s easy to think that the entire nation is counting down to four full days of freedom. But for employers and business owners like you, the looming l... Read More
Could an email blunder kill your reputation?
Imagine this. Your employee accidentally forwards a top-secret internal email to your customer. And its contents? A plan to hike the prices of your... Read More