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Blog Archives

Changes to Employment Law are on the Way!

2024 is here, and a number of proposed changes to UK employment law are now on the horizon. We take a look at several key dates for your employment law diaries over the next 12 months and beyond: April 2024Read more ›

Mandatory vaccination policy – the risks?

It is too soon to tell whether any employers will seriously contemplate imposing a “no jab no job policy” but for those who might even now be considering it, we have put together a list of some of the moreRead 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 ›

Nominate your ‘diversity champion’ today to ensure workforce equality

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

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 ›

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 ›

The Disciplinary Process

How to conduct investigations, disciplinaries and appeals The investigation, disciplinary/dismissal hearing and appeal hearing are three crucial stages of any disciplinary process.  In particular, your approach to these stages will often be critical in preventing employees succeeding with any employmentRead more ›

The importance of tackling sexual harassment

Uber is in the press again in relation to its employment practices.  This time, I read with astonishment a female employee’s account of her alleged treatment in response to her claims of sexual harassment.  If you have the time, youRead more ›

Neuroplasticity (part 2 ) Increasing your brain’s Neuroplasticity: a 5 Step ‘HOW TO’ Guide

HR Solutions by Design Ltd’s associate Simon Anderson  writes the second part of our blog focus on Neuroplastcity, and this time we’re telling you ways to increase it. Click Here for our introduction to Neuroplasticity and how it increases the potentialRead more ›

Neuroplasticity (Part 1) Latest trends in brain health; increasing the potential for high performance in the work place

Neuroplasticity is an umbrella term referring to the ability of the brain to reorganise itself both functionally and physiologically. According to Sue Coyne, a highly successful leadership coach (and associate of The By Design Group) there is increasing and significantRead more ›