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30 May, 2016

gap personnel HR Seminar Tour gets underway

gap personnel HR Seminar Tour gets underway
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The gap personnel group started their 2016 HR Seminar Tour in partnership with Aaron & Partners on Friday, 22nd April at Liverpool’s prestigious Malmaison hotel. The event was the first of five seminars to be held across the UK in the coming months. The event saw HR professionals from across the North West region come together to listen in
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30 May, 2016

Nine years as a best company to work for at gap personnel

Nine years as a best company to work for at gap personnel
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The gap personnel group are pleased to announce that we have once again been awarded the one star rating in The Best Companies Guide 2016. 2016’s accreditation marks the ninth successive year that the group has received this prestigious award, having first received the award in 2008. The list is compiled by the people behind
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30 May, 2016

North Wales East Egg Donation Success

North Wales East Egg Donation Success
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Our teams across North Wales recently made Easter a little brighter for two hugely worthwhile local charities, Hope House and Local Solutions. Hope House Children’s Hospices provide care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales. Local Solutions has recently enhanced its work in partnership with Flintshire County Council through the management of
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30 May, 2016

Andy to take on Fan Dance challenge

Andy to take on Fan Dance challenge
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Saturday, 4th June will see gap personnel’s North West Area Manager, Andrew Spice take on The Special Forces Fan Dance charity challenge. The event is a 24km route march in the Brecon Beacons which is infamous within the ranks of all UK Special Forces soldiers. It is now over 50 years old and today forms the first
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5 May, 2016

Abby to continue raising money for charity

Abby to continue raising money for charity
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This July will see gap technical’s Senior Technical Consultant, Abby Pegg take part in the Chester 5k as she aims to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Abby has already hit her £150 fundraising target but is continuing to raise funds for a cause that is close to her heart. Abby has chosen to raise money for Cancer Research
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5 May, 2016

gap trio complete 2016 Virgin London Marathon

gap trio complete 2016 Virgin London Marathon
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Congratulations to Managing Director, Mark Roberts, North Wales Regional Director, Gary Richards and Account Manager, Stuart Dean on completing the 2016 Virgin London Marathon. This was Gary and Stuart’s first full marathon while Mark was competing in his third event. Mark finished the run in a time of 3:45:42, while Gary crossed the line in 5:01:39. Stuart wasn’t far behind Gary,
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5 May, 2016

Obesity discrimination: UK disability laws incompatible with EU directive

Obesity discrimination: UK disability laws incompatible with EU directive
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UK laws preventing discrimination against people based on their size should be reformed, according to analysis of obesity discrimination made by an employment tribunal judge. Philip Rostant, who is also the national training director of the Employment Tribunals of England and Wales, co-wrote an academic paper, ‘All About that Bass’? Is Non‐Ideal‐Weight Discrimination Unlawful in
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5 May, 2016

Legal representation at disciplinary hearings: when is there a right?

Legal representation at disciplinary hearings: when is there a right?
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There is no statutory right for a worker to be accompanied by a legal representative at a disciplinary hearing. However, cases have arisen in which workers have argued that the legal right to be accompanied should extend to legal representation. So where do employers stand? Ashok Kanani rounds up the case law on the right
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5 May, 2016

Ten tips to avoid immigration fines when hiring foreign workers

Ten tips to avoid immigration fines when hiring foreign workers
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Immigration fines for employing illegal workers by way of the Civil Penalty regime have seen employers’ fines increase, both in number and value, since their introduction in 2008. Tijen Ahmet, a solicitor at SA Law, offers ten tips for avoiding a fine. Today, employers can be fined up to £20,000 per employee found to be
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