When we started the Peninsula Ireland Blog in April 2012 we thought it might appeal to a small number of people in HR or Employment Law, we had no idea that in less than 18 months we would have amassed over 100,000 views, have over 500 subscribers between our Blog and Twitter feeds, and have a sister page for Northern Ireland. It shows that the appetite for Employment Law and HR amongst professionals, employers and those starting out in HR in Ireland is growing, and with more industrial unrest, and a Government radically changing our Industrial Relations system, Employment issues are figuring more and more in our daily news feeds.
As a thank you to all those who viewed, commented and shared our posts for this week we are offering all Employers or HR Professionals a complementary advice call on any Employment Law or HR issue you may have with a staff member.
You can speak to us on 1890 252 923 and quote PENINSULABLOG and receive some timely and expert advice. Remember it is for this week only so don’t hesitate
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The Peninsula Ireland Team
Disciplinaries can be a difficult process for Employers, and here at the Peninsula Ireland Blog we have tried to make the process simpler and more straightforward.
Take a look at our simple guide below and call our 24 hour Advice Service on 1890 252 923 for any queries
A recent Peninsula survey has been featured in the Irish Independent, which looks at the top 10 most annoying habits in the workplace, however according to the survey it is not office politics that tends to get on our nerves the most – it’s eating habits.
Coming in first was the smell of hot food, like curries and fish dishes, eaten in the office. The growing popularity of open-plan workplaces makes the effect all the more pronounced. “Before you take hot food to your desk think about how the smell may affect other workers – it can linger and may even transfer to coats and garments,” said Alan Price, managing director of Peninsula Ireland.
“The common bugbear of sick employees spreading germs at work did not make the top 10 – but was still a serious annoyance to those surveyed. “Whilst it may seem heroic to come into work when you are not feeling 100%, this is a major workplace annoyance, especially when employees pass on their colds to fellow workers – so stay at home,” said Mr Price.
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If you have seen a copy of yesterdays Sunday Independent you may have noticed some advice provided by Peninsula for any employers who use CCTV. Data Protection is set to become one of the hot topics for HR in 2013 and 2014 with new EU regulations to come into force.
Employers who use CCTV currently are covered by the Data Protection regulations and must adhere to these when it comes to the use and retention of personal data. We have posted previously on the pitfalls of this and employers can face hefty fines for breaches.
Peninsula Director Alan Price was interviewed by Eamonn Holmes of Sky News this morning to give some practical advice to employers when dealing with employees during the current spell of warm weather, and how to deal with workers who take advantage of the heatwave by “pulling a sickie”.
Alan outlined a 30% increase in calls to our Advice Service due to weather related absenteeism, with excuses ranging from sunburn, pets being sick, to car-tyres melting. Alan advised employers to work with their employees and if possible be flexible with your workforce on standards of dress or on finishing times.
The link to the video is available below
Peninsula Business Services (Ireland) Ltd is seeking a Freelance Associate Seminar Presenter to enhance our Events team, and cover the areas of Galway, Limerick and Clare. The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator, experienced in public speaking and able to deliver topical, informative and entertaining presentations on Employment Law and Health & Safety, and ideally based in the one of the above areas. This position will suit someone with a track record of conducting business seminars using their presentation skills to maximum effect.
Employment Law and Health & Safety knowledge is preferred, although not essential as training will be given. The key requirement is a charismatic and dynamic personality coupled with the ability to convey the effects of Employment Law and Health & Safety Regulations on businesses today to mixed and varied audiences.
If this role is of interest to you then please click here to get further details and complete our short online application.
The Peninsula Ireland A-Z of Employment Law App is now available for Android users via the Android App Store.
The app offers essential tips and advice on those everyday questions that employers need to deal with, researched and written by Peninsula specifically for Irish Employers and best of all it is FREE to download. The app has an A-Z of Irish Employment Law as well as a Minimum Wage calculator for working out the Minimum Wage for a new starter.
The App is also available for iPhone and iPad users via the iTunes store.