The Recruitment Process: a Minefield of Discrimination

When an organisation starts to look for the latest, fresh-faced, energetic individual to join the team (terrible use of language for this article, but we’ll come to that later), it is an exciting time. The company is growing and new…

Shared parental leave and pay

1. Overview Employees may be entitled to Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) if: • their baby is due on or after 5 April 2015 • they adopt a child on or after 5 April 2015…

Statutory Holiday Pay

All workers have a statutory entitlement to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave. If you work 5 days a week, this amounts to 28 days. The employer may include Bank/Public Holidays within this minimum statutory amount. Ensure that…

Discrimination

1. Summary 1.1 The Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) makes it unlawful to discriminate in the fields of employment and vocational training against a person because of a protected characteristic. The characteristics that are protected are: age, colour, race, nationality,…

Redundancy

In order to claim a redundancy payment an individual must:– 1. Be an employee An employee is defined as an individual who works under a contract of employment. A contract of employment is a contract of service or apprenticeship. This…

Unfair Dismissal

Employees have the statutory right not to be unfairly dismissed, and statutory right to complain to an Employment Tribunal if they believe their dismissal to be unfair. They need at least 24 months continuous service to bring a claim for…

The key to your success… is the people you employ

If you already know several superstars with relevant experience, who are falling over themselves to join your business, then it’s easy, isn’t it? But what if you don’t know where to find people with the experience and, importantly, the attitude…

Charter of Excellence Employers

CHARTER OF EXCELLENCE A pledge by employment and recruitment agency/business Members of TEAM : The Employment Agents Movement (www.jobsatteam.com ) Recruitment and employment agencies/businesses who are recognised Members of the above have agreed to adopt certain commonly accepted principles. These principles…

Diversity and Equal opportunities

General ONYX embraces diversity and will seek to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and develop a business culture that reflects that belief. In addition, we are committed to helping our clients meet their diversity…
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