Month: March 2019

How to support a bereaved employee

How to support a bereaved employee

Adapting to life after losing a loved one can be extremely challenging. Bereaved employees are prone to increased stress, difficulty concentrating and reduced productivity. Calm and compassionate communication, a sensitivity to the impact a bereavement can have, and a...

Compassionate leave for bereavement: what the law says

Compassionate leave for bereavement: what the law says

According to the Employment Rights Act 1996, employees are entitled to emergency time off. And this includes compassionate leave for bereavement. In the case of bereavement, emergency time off would be a ‘reasonable’ period of unpaid time off in order to take...

What is a performance review or staff appraisal?

What is a performance review or staff appraisal?

A performance review – sometimes known as a staff appraisal – is a valuable opportunity to review the performance of employees, identify areas where they can continue to develop, and help to motivate them. There are numerous different ways to appraise employees, but...