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Getting talent management right

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

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 ›

The Menopause Challenge – Breaking the Taboo in the Workplace

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

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

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?!

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

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 ›

Looking Back, Going Forward

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 ›

High Court Success – MHPS and breach of contract claims

High Court Success – MHPS and breach of contract claims We are delighted to have successfully supported our client in its defence of a breach of contract claim in the High Court. The Judgment in the case of Dr AnilRead more ›

The Price of Justice

Tribunal fees – down but not out? On 27th July 2017 the Supreme Court ruled employment Tribunal fees (introduced in July 2017) as unlawful. It was persuaded by UNISON that the fees prevented thousands of employees from getting justice (particularlyRead more ›

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