What happens when an employee simply doesn’t turn up to work one day? As an employer, you have an obligation to ensure their safety at work, and even when they’re not there, such as when you encounter an empty desk with no prior warning or notice. Although there might be a genuine reason for an unsolicited absence, there is a chance that the employee might have taken another job. In this case, you need to be armed with the right legal information to deal with the situation effectively.
Whilst there are many employees who are genuinely unwell and want to work closely with their employer to keep them informed and get back to work as soon as they can, there are some who believe company sick pay is equivalent to additional holiday time.
This week Sir David Walker, former chairman of Barclays, has said that CEOs should be sacked after five or six years to prevent them becoming "untouchable and unaccountable". Wise words, but how realistic is this?
A fantastic mentor doesn't believe in a glass ceiling for women. As such, everyone should have a mentor throughout their career to guide them on their path to success.