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HR Zone Members Newswire #162 – Part-time Working: Do Businesses Benefit?

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HR Zone Members Newswire Issue 162
1 August 2006
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Editor’s note
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Flexible working regulations appear to lend themselves
particularly favourably to working mums, wishing to juggle
nappies with boardroom activities. In our feature of the week, I
report on whether part-time working is exclusively the preserve
of working mums and what if any are the business benefits. See
what our HR Directors had to say on the matter including Helena
Peacock of the Penguin Group, Sandy Boyle of Mills & Reeve and
Melanie Guy of Snowdrop, amongst others.

Annie Hayes MCIPD
Editor
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Feature of the week:
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Part-time working: What’s the business benefit?
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Annie Hayes, HR Zone Editor reports on the experiences and
cautionary tales of those HR professionals that have and
continue to manage part-time workers.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/157828


Key business solutions:
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Catch up on the latest answers supplied by members at Any
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Can we dismiss before an official diagnosis?
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Kam Bains offers some sound advice regarding disability and
dismissal.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/157791

Medical certificates
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Peter Stanway explains why he believes doctor’s notes to be
nothing more then a nuisance in short term absence cases.
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/item/157775

Grievance rules
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“Can you raise a grievance against the contemplation of a
dismissal?” Members’ responses.
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Legal advice on HR Zone
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What’s the answer? Withdrawing a verbal offer of employment
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Claire Paton gets legal guidance this week from Sarah Bird,
employment law expert at Browne Jacobson and Martin Brewer, a
Partner with the employment team of Mills & Reeve on how to make
a u-turn on a verbal offer of employment.
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Can you help solve these business issues?
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“Should staff under investigation be suspended?” Asks Rachel
May.
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Welcome new members
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This week, HR Zone welcomes members from the following
organisations, among others, to the site:

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Withers LLP, Ericsson Ltd,
Employers For Childcare, Woodhouse Medical Centre, Clarkslegal
LLP, Linklaters, Connaught Partnerships Ltd, Notting Hill
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