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HR Zone Briefing #288 – Smoking, Gender Changes and Sabbaticals

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HR Briefing Issue 288 – 23 March 2006
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Editor’s Note
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Staff that stink like an ashtray, a cloud of smog hanging over
the office and a collective smokers’ cough that makes the ground
shake… what can be done to encourage employees to kick the
habit?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/152503

Elsewhere, Ranjit Dhindsa, employment partner at Reed Smith,
explains how to handle an employee gender change; while Managing
Director, Roy Gaynor explains how a car accident that put him
in hospital gave him a powerful insight into the importance of
career breaks and sabbaticals for staff.

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managing an employee returning from maternity leave.

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Gaynor’s Thoughts: Career breaks and personal transformation
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What happened next: Stubbing out smoking
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Repeated cigarette breaks, staff that stink like an ashtray, and
a collective smokers’ cough that makes the ground shake… what
can be done to encourage employees to kick the habit?
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/152503

HDIGH? Anne Harley, HR Director, RSPB
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HR Director of RSPB Anne Harley reveals her feelings on having
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