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Women are more expensive than men to employ…or are they?
It’s an accepted fact of business life – women are more expensive to employ than men. Few like it, most understand the reasons why, but others just insist it’s not true.
Never one to duck away from a challenging issue, Dan Panes (Better Business Extra) looks at how much truth there is in the myth.Read More…
I do tribunal audits on employment contracts and handbooks so that the company knows what needs to be updated, how much risk they are at, and whether the documents are really “fit for purpose”. Once they have that information, they can make an informed decision about whether they will be updating their paperwork themselves or outsourcing it (to me hopefully!).
What is the current default retirement age?
Well, there isn’t one. It was abolished in October 2011.
What does that mean for you as an employer?
You can’t avoid managing staff because “they will be retiring next year”. There is no more retirement. People can only resign. So if you have a member of staff who isn’t performing, at any age, you need to manage them!
Every golf club has them – the high-maintenance employees who take up 95% of your time to deal with, whilst all the other staff, who are doing their jobs, have to make do with the last 5%. It is possible to fire the b*ggers and this book will take you through the steps that you need to consider, to avoid a tribunal when dismissing.
The greenkeeping departments of private member golf clubs have not been hugely affected by the original flexible working legislation introduced in 2003.
The reason for that is that the demographic in those departments is predominantly male, with older children, having relatives who are not old enough to need carers, and also because males are much less likely to take on the carer role in the family.