October 2019

Welcome.

This month we would like to share with you the latest news within Cluer HR, as well as keeping you up to date with developments in the world of HR and employment law as they occur.

It’s all part of the service. We hope you find it useful. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

We were crowned ‘Best HR & Employment Consultancy 2019’!

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We were overjoyed to have been crowned Best HR and Employment Consultancy 2019 in the West Midlands!

The Corporate Coaching and Recruitment Awards recognise the key players and innovators who go above and beyond in this highly competitive sector. We were delighted to have won the award based on our dedication and hard work over the past 12 months.

Our unique service begins with an initial ‘HR Health Check’, which involves looking into a business’s policies, systems, processes and procedures. This ensures that we’re providing the most tailored service possible.

We’re a small, but dedicated team at Cluer HR, and we’re always committed to providing our clients with the best service possible. To find out more, click here.

Vegetarianism in the workplace

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In today’s world, our nutritional requirements are becoming ever more diverse – with eateries offering vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options. However, when applied to the workplace, is vegetarianism considered a protected characteristic in employment law?
In a law case between Mr Conisbee and his place of employment, Crossley Farms Ltd, Mr Conisbee brought forward a claim of discrimination on the grounds of religion and belief – which, in this case, referred to vegetarianism.
Although the employment tribunal had accepted that Mr Conisbee was a vegetarian, vegetarianism does not, in fact, amount to a philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010.
To find out more, click here.

Are you sticking to immigration laws when recruiting staff?

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With the onset of Brexit, it’s no secret that the laws around visas in the UK are tightening – and this is having a ripple effect in workplace practice across the country.
Kirsten, our owner, has contributed to HR Zone’s article about the topic of immigration laws, offering recruitment advice to employers as Brexit approaches.
It’s important that employers stay in tune with changes in legislation as Brexit comes into force, as it’s a criminal offence to knowingly employ a person who needs immigration permission, but doesn’t have it.
Employers who fail to comply with this law can face a maximum prison sentence of up to two years, and in practice, the law is aimed at those who break the law deliberately to exploit vulnerable employees. However, employers who are merely careless and negligent will generally receive a civil penalty – but it’s always a good idea to stay up-to-date with employment laws.
Click here to read more.

Blog of the month

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As more and more workers continue to enter the business world, the recruitment process continues to be as competitive as ever.

In order to get noticed by employers, candidates need to try and stand out of the crowd. Although CVs are no longer the sole deciding factor of a job candidate, it’s still important to get the fundamentals right, so that you can work to create an outstanding CV.

It’s always a good idea to consider the presentation of your CV carefully; it should be printed on plain, white paper with a clear text font.

From the personal statement to listing your interests, our guide will help you create a great first draft. To find out more, click here.

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