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It’s nearly time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in the New Year. With so many current political uncertainties, demands for transparency in the workplace and a focus on diversity and equality the changes being brought in to HR next year will definitely keep us on our toes. In this blog we’ve highlighted the 2019 Employment Law Changes and what you need to prepare for, as well as demonstrate how the wishes of today’s employees continue to influence ways of working.
And finally, as our gift to you, we give you our top tips on how to survive the office party!
Employment Law Changes
Here are seven employment law developments to prepare for in 2019 .
Post-Brexit immigration rule changes. Sometime after we leave the UK, free movement will end and the employment of workers from the EU is likely to be subject to restrictions. HR departments will need to alter recruitment and retention processes to mirror these changes.
The Four Day Working Week
This year we have written a lot about ways to connect with employees and increase productivity so it’s no surprise that the possibility of flexible working is on the agenda for many businesses in 2019 .
Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence says, “Flexible working lets companies cover the entire working week without having a set period with no staff and can offer many business benefits including increased employee retention and engagement. It can also give companies access to wider talent pools during recruitment as it’s a benefit many people favour.”
Flexible working and a four-day working week must be managed well to allow both the employer and employee to reap the rewards. This can mean introducing flexi-time and policies around working from home. To succeed, the company must have a robust IT system and have visibility of where all their staff are at all times.
Could 2019 be the year we see a shift from the traditional 9-5 working day pattern?
There are few occasions when co-workers see each other outside of the workplace; dressed to impress with alcoholic beverages aplenty, unless they’re friends outside of the office of course. It’s an exciting time, it’s the time of good cheer, it’s a time to let your hair down – but it’s not the time to disgrace yourself. With some recent learns from Christmas events, we would like to share these five top tips for any office party whatever the occasion. Why not share them with your teams in advance of your next office event! :
If you want more information or advice on any of the subjects raises in our final blog of 2018 please get in touch by calling us on 0161 941 2426.
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