Monthly Archives: August 2014

References: Can I or shouldn’t I?

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So you’ve been asked to provide a reference for an ex or even current employee. When you receive the request, you sigh and your emotions about the person get the better of your imagination, before you compose your thoughts, reality kicks in.

You want to put pen to paper and tell the story, explain how incompetent or troublesome they are/were, however, something in the back of your mind stops you and instead you think to yourself about not providing a reference, but then again, your uncertain as to whether or not the law requires you to provide a reference.

All of this thinking about this reference has probably taken up 5 to 20 or even 30 minutes of your invaluable time already, and that’s without finding the facts and completing the reference… not forsaking distracted you from your business.

Many businesses using our services, use our Advisors to deal with such requests. Not only does it remove the emotion, hassle and wasted time, it also ensures you don’t need to worry about being compliant. Your Duty of Care is protected by our business and if we need to tell the facts and truth you know it will be done with the best results without risk to your business or you personally being sued for defamation, discrimination, victimization, malicious falsehood or negligence.

The Start Of Growth…

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Over the last few months we have been busy supporting and promoting the start of growth within our Clients and we are very excited about the coming months.  Not only does this present us with some interesting HR, Development and Recruitment challenges, it brings with it amazing opportunities and the space to be creative about retention of employees and attraction of new talent.  We are very excited about the days, months and year ahead for our Clients and glad you chose local Hampshire HR Consulstants, Mercury HR, to help you bring and integrate change. Thank you!