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Getting talent management right

25th July 2019

By Lauren Anderson, HR consultant and principal investigator, By Design Group, as featured in HR Review. In an ideal world, business leaders would accurately predict the future by peering in to a crystal ball every Monday morning – but unlessRead more ›

Holiday Headaches for parents and employers

23rd July 2019

Holiday Headaches for parents and employers Now that the long summer school holidays have finally arrived, I am reminded of my time as a working mother facing the logistical nightmare of what to do with my two young children inRead more ›

Nominate your ‘diversity champion’ today to ensure workforce equality

5th July 2019

Caroline Shafar, a highly experienced employment lawyer and director at By Design Group blogs about recent LGBTQ cases, new report findings and shares why all businesses should nominate a ‘diversity champion.’ We celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month in June to recogniseRead more ›

The Menopause Challenge – Breaking the Taboo in the Workplace

3rd July 2019

Having a successful career takes hard work, self-belief, determination, time and often sacrifices. Added to this, if you are a working woman you may have the stress of working through the life stages of periods, pregnancy and the dreaded menopause.Read more ›

Top tips for workplace Investigations

1st July 2019

Top tips for workplace investigations Problems often arise in a workplace setting, but making sure they are dealt with properly, fairly and consistently may require an investigation to take place. It’s often the case that these aren’t dealt with asRead more ›

Graduate super sleuths

12th June 2019

The By Design Group turns out first ‘super sleuth’ graduates from investigations school The By Design Group has turned out its first ever fully qualified graduate ‘super sleuths’ from its investigations school. Mumina Khatun, 24 years old and Rebecca Cannon,Read more ›

But it was out of hours – it can’t count?!

22nd May 2019

Lauren Anderson, HR consultant and principal investigator at By Design Group discusses how ‘out of hours’ is no excuse for unwanted attention from colleagues Jim Hodkinson, 56, a married man with grandchildren, and the chief executive of the New LookRead more ›

Work place well being

21st May 2019

Tips for a healthy, happy workplace. I’m all in favour of practice what you preach, and when it comes to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, I’m wholeheartedly committed to making the By Design Group a place to workRead more ›

Is the Government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ just about Brexit?

7th May 2019

Is the Government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ just about Brexit?  There are some who believe that The Good Work Plan introduced in December 2018 by the Government has come about simply to assuage the concerns of many that Brexit will diluteRead more ›

Looking Back, Going Forward

18th January 2019

Looking Back, Going Forward As we embark on another year, we have taken the opportunity to reflect on employment law highlights from the past 12 months and to consider what we should expect in 2019. What can we take fromRead more ›

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