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Monthly Archives: November 2016

‘Should you be eating that?’ – 2 main reasons why employers should care about what their workforce eats

If you think nutrition doesn’t matter when driving performance, you only have to take a look at Jamie Oliver’s initiative in schools. He has been on a zealous quest for many years now to improve nutrition levels in the foodRead more ›

Fairy Treatmother waves her wand for Children in Need…

The by Design Group were delighted to be able to send a donation of £375 to Children in Need this morning.  The money was raised through a combination of ‘dress down Fridays’ and a pay-as-you-eat treat table. The ‘table ofRead more ›

Reminder of the importance of Consultation in a Redundancy Process

In the recent EAT case of Thomas –v- BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Limited employers are reminded of the importance of consultation in the redundancy process. Mr Thomas was employed as a Director of the CompanyRead more ›

HR – Are you putting your organisation at risk?

If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the incessant changes to employment legislation, then you are not alone.  Research by data intelligence specialists, GBG, has revealed that nearly 50% of HR professionals are struggling to keep up to date withRead more ›

“The happy muddle huddle” – or why Employers should make participating in collective physical activity a SMART appraisal objective?

Simon Anderson is the Managing Director of Pro-Fit 21 (Read about Simon here) and is passionate about health and wellbeing for everyone irrespective of their age; ability levels; disabilities. He is convinced about the strong impact physical activity can have onRead more ›

Stress in the workplace

Many thanks to our guest poster and associate Simon Anderson of Pro-Fit21 Limited for writing this article. Stress at work; it manifests itself differently in different people. Some people become ill. Others become aggressive and irascible. Some become tired andRead more ›

A warm welcome!

The by Design group would like to take the opportunity to formally welcome our  new starter, James Taylor who has joined Nick and Lauren in the Investigations by Design team. James joined us on 10th October prior to which heRead more ›

Calling all HR Consultants!!

Helping You Help Your Clients Our Solicitor Support Services are designed for HR Consultancies who work with SMEs, to complement your expertise and help you provide added value to your clients.   LBD are delighted to introduce our solicitor supportRead more ›

Above the law?

The perennial problem of self-employment –v- employment (or “Worker”) exploded into the headlines last week. Uber asserted that its 30,000 drivers in London and 40,000 nationwide were self-employed.  The Employment Tribunal agreed with two nominated drivers who asserted they wereRead more ›