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Monthly Archive June 2015

How to manage the workforce in a Heatwave

A heatwave is expected to arrive over the British Isles, bringing temperatures in line with our continental neighbours like Spain and Portugal – though it may get a lot hotter. Although many you will be thinking about BBQs and visiting the beach, some unlucky folks will be stuck in work.

Employers should be aware of the potential effects of the heatwave on their employees. Employees at work may be at risk of suffering from heat exhaustion, dehydration, heatstroke all of which can be life threatening.  In addition to these risks, high temperatures can also cause lethargy and loss of concentration, increasing the chances of accidents at work. 

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Are GP’s employees, workers or self-employed?

When you are a professional, as the term suggests, you have obtained the required standard of knowledge and/or experience in a certain field to be able to charge for your services. How one goes about charging for that service, whether via direct employment, contracting for services or being self-employed, is more diverse in today’s skills marketplace than ever.

In the medical sphere in particular, the construction of how one goes about getting paid for all that hard work can sometimes cloud the issue as to one’s employment status, something it is important to be certain of if problems arise.

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