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14 Jan 2020
HR TIP- National Childcare Protest Wednesday 5th February 2020
Firstly, we would like to wish early years professionals every success in their stalwart endeavors to make positive change within the sector. We...
17 Dec 2019
Christmas Holidays 2019/2020
The festive season is fast approaching and to assist you we have set out below a 'typical' scenario regarding leave for employees on ECCE term time...
10 Dec 2019
HR TIP! Safety Statement!
In September 2019 we posted a Facebook message regarding the difference between The Safeguarding Statement Vs the Health & Safety [Safety]...
03 Dec 2019
HR TIP Christmas Celebrations
Many employers provide a Christmas party for their employees as a ‘thank you’ for their support and contribution to work during the year. It is a...
19 Nov 2019
HR TIP Written Statement of Employment
Written Statement of Employment - Employment [Miscellaneous Provisions] Act 2018 and Contract/Statement of Terms and Conditions – Terms of...
12 Nov 2019
HR TIP – Annual Leave during Maternity Leave
We have had several queries in over the last couple of weeks regarding accrual of annual leave while on maternity leave. Employees are entitled to:...
05 Nov 2019
HR TIP – Update on Parental Leave - Payment
On 20th August 2019 we briefed you on the change in the Parental Leave Act which increased the amount of parental leave to 22 weeks from 18 weeks....
29 Oct 2019
Pregnant Employee - HR Tip
What should the employer do when he/she becomes aware that an employee is pregnant? Once the employee has made you aware of their pregnancy you...
22 Oct 2019
With the next Public Holiday on Monday , once again we have had a number of queries into the office already regarding public holidays. The following...
15 Oct 2019
HR TIP – Issuing Warnings – The Right and Wrong Way!
The issuing of warnings has come up a number of times during the last week in the office. The HR Tip today is a reminder that you cannot just issue...
08 Oct 2019
HR TIP – Contract of Employment Webinar – Tuesday 15th October – 10.30 a.m.
Believe it or believe it not there are still employers who have not issued contracts of employment or a statement of terms and conditions of...
02 Oct 2019
HR Tip Support & Supervision
Finding the time to do a support/supervision session with your employees is a challenge in a busy work environment. However, it is essential and as...
25 Sep 2019
CONFUSED? Are you registering your service and are you confused?
The Safeguarding Statement Vs The Safety Statement Judging from the large volume of queries we are receiving regarding these two separate documents...
24 Sep 2019
HR TIP – Probation
Did you take on any employees in September? We will be into October next week. Have you met your new employee yet to give them Feedback? It is...
17 Sep 2019
HR TIP! Induction Programme for Staff
Tusla – The Child & Family Agency, Quality and Regulatory Framework [QRF] clearly reference induction training for staff. This should be noted...
10 Sep 2019
New Rules affecting Credit/Debit Card Transactions
The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) will be enforced from Sep 14 2019. This European directive requires Strong Customer Authentication and is...
03 Sep 2019
HR Tip - Statement of Employment/Contract
A number of services are starting back this week. In the event that providers are taking on new staff please be reminded of the following: You are...
28 Aug 2019
HR Tip Job Descriptions
Early Years services need to make sure that they have clear management structures and identify lines of accountability and authority. This means you...
20 Aug 2019
HR Tip Update on Parental Leave
Our HR Tip a couple of months ago indicated that changes would be implemented in September 2019 relating to parental leave. This post sets out the...
31 Jul 2019
HR Tip Public Holidays
We hope you all are looking forward to the August Bank Holiday despite the weather taking a bit of a change. Once again we have had numerous queries...
09 Jul 2019
HR TIP Management Structures
Under the Child Care Act 1991 [Early Years Services] Regulations 2016 you need to make sure that you have clear management structures and identify...
02 Jul 2019
6 Reasons why you need a Health & Safety Statement and Risk Assessment
Book Your visit today! A legal obligation - It is a legal obligation under the safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 and is also a requirement...
25 Jun 2019
HR Tip of the Day! Health & Safety
Employers are reminded about their obligations in relation to health and safety for employees. Do you have: An Accident and Incident Form [if an...
19 Jun 2019
HR Tip Late for Work
Timekeeping in the EY sector is especially relevant given the requirements for adult/child ratios.It also puts pressure on other members of the...
11 Jun 2019
Poor Performance - Using a Performance Improvement Plan
Some managers may find it challenging to deal with an employee who is not performing to the required standard, so as manager, the first step should...
04 Jun 2019
HR TIP OF THE DAY! Dignity at Work
Do you have a Prevention of Workplace Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment Policy? Employers are reminded that Bullying in the workplace can...
28 May 2019
HR TIP - Recording ALL Hours of Work/Breaks
A new ruling from the European Court of Justice [ECJ] has been announced. A case was taken to the Court where the company [Deutsche Bank] was not...
24 May 2019
Returning From Sick Leave Interview
When an employee returns to work from sick leave consider adopting the following process. It only takes a couple of minutes and it can be a very...
24 May 2019
HR Tip Sick Leave Policy
We have had several enquiries recently about managing employees on sick leave. In fact, in two cases the employee has been on sick leave for almost...
05 Mar 2019
HR TIP New Legislation Banded Hours
HR TIP This is the final post in a series of posts regarding the Employment [Miscellaneous Provision] Act, 2018. Post 1 outlined the information to...