Management Talk

September - 2020

10 minutes with Bright Ambassador Andy Reid MBE

From managing staff to making the workplace COVID-secure, Andy tells us how he’s run his café through this challenging coronavirus climate.

Supporting staff back into the workplace

New health & safety measures make your business COVID-secure, but the changes can be intimidating for staff. Let’s look at ways to ease the transition from home to the workplace.

August - 2020

COVID-19 Q&A: There’s been a local lockdown. What should I do?

Here's how to manage your business and your people if the government imposes a local lockdown in your area.

June - 2020

What to do if an employee refuses to return to work post-lockdown

We’ve got the answers to help you navigate this tricky situation…

May - 2020

Return to work: Why it’s important to stagger shift times

To get back to work as safely as possible, you might consider alternating start times for your staff. Here’s why.

February - 2020

Are workers entitled to an extra day's pay in a leap year?

There’s an extra day in February this year, but do you need to pay your employees an extra day’s wages? Read on to find out.

Q&A: I’ve just found out two of my employees are in a relationship. What should I do?

Next up in our employment law series, we look at how to handle relationships in work so they don’t affect your business.

How extreme does the weather have to be to warrant a day off work?

With Storm Ciara in full force and Storm Dennis on the way, we all need to brace ourselves for disruptions to travel and work. Here’s what employers need to know when the cold weather strikes.

November - 2019

Flexible working: Is it the reason your office is empty on a Friday?

Flexi-time is where it’s at in 2019, but do early finishes mean losing that Friday feeling at work?

October - 2019

Q&A: Can I refuse to make a reasonable adjustment if I can’t afford it?

For the second blog in our employment law series, we look at whether it’s possible to reject a reasonable adjustment request because of the cost.