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Below are a number of posts containing useful tips and insights from the Directors of Auxil Limited, acknowledged industry experts and trusted advisors in the fields of Health & Safety and Human Resources, which will hopefully trigger some thoughts or ideas. 
 
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We can all agree that consultation with employees during difficult and changing times has always been important. Going forward, it will become even more important as we move toward to our new normal, with new and innovative ideas on how we can work and live our lives safely and securely. So, with this in mind we have put together a number points that will help employers achieve meaningful consultation to enable businesses to reap the associated benefits, such as, better decision-making and problem solving, cost reduction, improved innovation and productivity. 
 
• Be open and honest. Not only will it help build trust in decision- making, it will also help to create a culture where employees feel able to speak up. 
• Be proactive and involve employees in the design of information and consultation arrangements. 
• Ensure there is a strategic focus at all meetings and provide employees with training so they can correctly identify this type of strategic issue. 
A recent case of unfair dismissal was upheld and caught our eye because of comments concerning the lack of knowledge of employment law and good practice of the company directors involved. 
 
Leicester Employment Tribunal heard that Lancaster & Duke is an employment agency but a relatively small business with two directors. Vicky Wileman was a recruitment manager at the firm but had been dismissed in September 2016 for ‘gross misconduct’. Her behaviour was described as that of a ‘playground bully’. 
 
Nevertheless, she had her claim for unfair dismissal upheld and was awarded £7,684.34 in damages. 
I recently came across a study by Capita Resourcing that found that, despite the over 50s now making up a third of the UK workforce, 74% of older workers felt employers don’t do enough to recruit them. 
 
The researchers received contributions from 1,000 workers over 55 together with 100 senior HR professionals. 
 
Over one third of the workers (39%) said that they had experienced bias towards younger members of staff in the workplace and 73% felt employers are not doing enough to tap into their knowledge and skill sets. 

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