Employment Law Update

Understanding the law in relation to rest breaks and rotas

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Sarah Buxton shares her advice for ensuring that your staff rota adheres to the law. She explains the importance of clear contracts, how a rota should work in a dental practice and the dangers of the more informal agreements many dental practices have in place. What you’ll hear: The current law in respect of rest periods and breaks The consequences …

Your questions answered

Sarah Buxton explains what you need to consider when an employee is expecting

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HR issues are a topic that we get asked about on a fairly regular basis as many practices are keen to ensure they’re abiding by the law. And how best to manage pregnant employees and their maternity leave is one of the most popular questions that comes up. Understandably, practice owners and managers are keen to ensure the wellbeing of …

Associate employment status change – what owners and associates need to know

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Neil Richardson, Senior Financial Consultant at Wesleyan explains the potential implications of the associate employment status review on practice and associate finances… The HMRC review into the employment status of associates is likely to have far-reaching consequences on both practices and practitioners. From new contracts to implications on individual and commercial finances, the review could mean some of the biggest …

Employment Law Update

The latest developments in Employment and HR Law

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Employment and HR specialist, Sarah Buxton shares details of the latest changes to Employment Law and how these impact practices and teams. What you’ll hear: Recent changes with regards to parental bereavement leave The consequences to employers of not understanding these changes Steps an employer can take to protect themselves Details of other changes on the horizon

Expert advice from Sarah Buxton

How to handle sickness absence

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Employment and HR solicitor, Sarah Buxton, talks to Nigel Jones about how to deal with sickness absence in your team and explains the risks if you don’t handle it correctly. What you’ll hear: The best way to handle frequent short-term absence What to do if a member of the team has provided a long-term sick note What your responsibilities are …

5 steps you should take with new starters

Five steps you should take with new starters

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Janet Edwards, HR Manager at Practice Plan explains the right processes to have in place when it comes to integrating a new team member. Even the most self-confident of people may experience some form of anxiety during their first few weeks at work. First impressions count and a planned induction programme is the most effective way to help someone settle …

Developing a vibrant culture

Stand out in your practice by developing a vibrant culture!

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Can you define and articulate the culture of your practice? This is an important question to ask because it impacts your entire team, who all play a part in determining what that culture is, which in turn affects your patients’ experience. And this is reliant on building interdependent relationships.

Expert advice from Chris Barrow

How to build great teams

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Chris Barrow talks about what defines a great team, how the employer and employee definition of a great team can be different and the best way to resolve this. What you’ll hear: What makes great teams tick How to communicate in a great team Best practice when it comes to recruitment, hiring, appraisal and promotion How to keep the right …