Organisations should take time and care to reduce the risk presented by social media whilst at the same time maximising the rewards it offers, especially where employees are concerned. In the first of a series looking at social media in the workplace, I consider how to go about implementing a policy which is suitable and … Continue reading
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Law matters – employment law for start-ups & SMEs video
I joined Ellie Silson at Sage UK’s London office to introduce employment law issues for SMEs and start-ups in a short video for Facebook Live. We talk about the importance of contracts and getting them right from the start; what issues employers need to look out for in the coming year and the effect of … Continue reading
Capping public sector redundancy payments is only half the story
Sold as an end to ‘golden goodbyes’, a cap on redundancy payments for public sector workers is set to be introduced by legislation following promises made in the Queen’s speech. But the true impact will be felt much further. The Guardian reported that: A legally binding £95,000 cap is to be imposed on redundancy payments … Continue reading
Are emojis ever office appropriate? *arched eyebrow face*
Emojis, the ever-expanding range of pictorial icons used to supplement text-messages and social media, are entering workplace vocabulary. Is it time for businesses to embrace ‘text speak’ or should the office be emoji exempt? The news that 76% of U.S. workers use little yellow faces in their day-to-day work-related emails is at odds with the … Continue reading
What can we learn from Sony’s hacking misfortune?
Sony hit the headlines last year with the comedy film, The Interview, in which a TV reporting crew are enlisted to assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. This time, however, the risk of publicity overshadowing the James Franco and Seth Rogan film has been realised and, despite a boost from the news stories surrounding its release, … Continue reading
Social media? It’s all about being sociable
By the time you read this it will be a new year. Once again there will be new starts, new resolutions and new gym memberships. It’s time to wipe the slate clean and start over again (as I suspect the Law Society will want to do after the year it had) and to make a … Continue reading
Social media mishaps of 2013: what can we learn?
End of year round-ups are all well and good, but what can we learn from the mistakes of the past 12 months? As well as planning resolutions for 2014, we should take time to look (and laugh) at some of last year’s most cringe worthy social media mistakes and how to avoid more of the same. … Continue reading
What’s your right to complain?
Week 2 on The Alan Titchmarsh Show and we’re already complaining. Faulty goods, poor service, bad food. We’ve all had reason to complain and some people seem to do it more than most, but what are our rights when we are dissatisfied? There are some things you should know and some basic rules to follow. … Continue reading
Cold calling – Britain starts fighting back
In my first weekly appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show I joined journalist Fiona Foster to discuss the growing problem of cold calling, especially for the elderly and vulnerable (view below). New research Which? suggests that in June this year, an estimated 700million nuisance calls were received by people in the UK. Calls range from live … Continue reading
Update: More arrested for inciting racial or religious hatred on Twitter
It has been widely reported that more people have been arrested for making alleged offensive comments on social media sites following the attacks in Woolwich, London this week. Following complaints from members of the public, a 23-year-old and a 22-year-old, from the Bristol area were held by Avon and Somerset Police on suspicion of inciting … Continue reading