Russell Corlett - Health and Safety Director
Recent Blog Posts By Russell Corlett - Health and Safety Director
Protecting vegans at work: your legal duty?
Vegans are used to bad press. But this time, an employment dispute has thrown ethical veganism into the spotlight for a different reason… When Jordi C... Read More
Five ways to handle employee pay rise requests
There’s a knock on your door. Your employee sheepishly enters after finding the courage to ask for a pay rise. They know your business had a bumper... Read More
Why your employees' fitness really is your business
As the boss, you might be thinking it’s not your responsibility to look after your employees’ fitness. You’re not about to introduce a type-as-you-tre... Read More
Here's what I know - Nothing's permanent except change
I’ll admit that I didn’t come up with that one—credit goes to Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher. But both dealing with and being aware of change are v... Read More
Your guide to a drama-free Christmas party
When you sign a cheque to pay for the workplace shindig, you don’t want to see alcohol-sponsored antics that will fuel office gossip. You want your st... Read More
How to avoid Christmas payroll pitfalls
Christmas = frantic last-minute shopping. For most people, December is the most expensive month of the year. That’s why a lot of employers bring... Read More
Can you enforce a break-time cigarette ban?
Since July 2007, you’ve been able to tell your staff who smoke to take their habit outside. But what about taking it one step further, and banning ... Read More
How risky is a workplace romance in the #MeToo era?
8.45 am. You enter the kitchen at work. Two of your staff are quite close. Boil the kettle. Grab a teabag. One sugar, and stir. Execute your exit stra... Read More
The highs and lows of employee drug-testing
Work hard, play hard. If your employees take illegal drugs on their own time, it shouldn’t matter to you, right? Not so... When your employees’ ... Read More
The lowdown on unpaid leave
Look around your workplace. Some people may have children. A lot of your employees probably have elderly parents. Others might have needy pets. Such r... Read More
Act now: the law around payslips is changing
For your employees, payday isn’t just another day. And for you? It means making sure your staff have their payslips either before or on the day they g... Read More