It is a testament to the continued innovation of our business that ELAS are expanding so rapidly, and by participating in the Salford Business Expo ELAS can assist even more local businesses and maintain their position as the North West’s leading business support provider.
Recent research from ELAS reveals that a third of managers admit to lying or exaggerating about their qualifications following a survey released after Yahoo! Chief Scott Thompson denied lying on his CV
ELAS advise businesses that sick days entitlement is NOT an extra holiday- its an important and invaluable contractual clause for employees AND employers. Dont be afraid to use it.
Business Advisors on Health & Safety are lobbying for more regulation within agriculture by introducing a card scheme as proof of competence
Motorbike road racing star Guy Martin will be the guest driver in the final rounds of the Caterham R300 Championship at Silverstone. The guest appearance has been made possible by ELAS which sponsors both Caterham Motorsport and Martin
Peter Mooney, head of employment law at ELAS, said: ‘The Stone Roses getting back together might be good news for the fans, but on today’s evidence they’re not good news for the nation’s health, timekeeping or work ethic
On october 1st, the government officially abolished the default retirement age. ELAS found that most SMEs were unaware of the practical impact the legislation would have on many of their working practices in the run up to it becoming legislation
ELAS win landmark employment trubunal case for J.W Lees over paying live-in managers for their off-duty time, which could have been a ‘death knell’ for the trade
Six hundred tickets were made available on the Ticketmaster website at 9am yesterday and by 9.01am they were all gone. Peter Mooney, of legal firm ELAS warned “productivity is going to take a huge dive.”
Regional accents like Chezza Cole’s can give bosses a legal headache, expert warns
British bosses are being warned not to follow the example of producers for the US version of X Factor or they risk getting into legal hot water.
Businesses that set tough targets and manage absenteeism are now able to reduce their overall sick leave says ELAS. ELAS argues that small firms are failing to follow suit with as many as two thirds failing to recognise or tackle poor absence rates
Financial Times ( May, 2011 )
Gender & Workplace- Living in fear of mentioning babies. ELAS reports on the confusion faced by both employers and women
ELAS reported that a record number of office workers will call in sick today (7th Feb) as post-Christmas blues, the flu outbreak and financial worries cause up to 375,000 to join in ‘National Sickie Day’
Low staff morale, the flu ourbreak, bleak weather, credit card bills and the long wait for a holiday make people want to hibernate, say business advisers ELAS
Workers are more likely to call in sick today than any other day of the year at a cost to the economy of £32 million, business advisers ELAS have warned
This Morning ( February, 2011 )
This Morning used the ELAS survey on National Sickie Day as a subject for their morning phone in
Eccles- based Employment Law Advisory Services said staff have no legal right to pay if they cannot make it into work. However if employees can highlight a lenient approach in the past, they could go to court for unlawful deduction of wages, where legal costs alone could outweigh the benefite of with-holding pay.
One group of people who definitely have not “never had it so good” in Lord Young’s words, are the staff of smaller companies. Around 40 per cent of such businesses have no intention of holding a Christmas Party this year, a survey from Employment Law Advisory Services reveals-either because they haven’t got the money or because they’ve cut jobs this year and think having a blow-out might be seen as a little insesitive. A lesson for the noble Lord there somewhere
ELAS estimated that smartphone access to email saves the employer between five and 20 minutes a day, while time lost to Facebook, Twitter, checking football scores and so on can amount to 30 to 90 minutes a day
Scotland on Sunday ( September, 2010 )
Employersafe was highlighted as being the cure for workplace ills
Western Mail ( September, 2010 )
Wayne Dunning commented on the recent legionnaires outbreak advising directors that companies responsible for an outbreak such as this could face jail terms
South Wales Echo ( September, 2010 )
As health minister Andrew RT Davies called for an inquiry to be held into the outbreak of legionnaires, ELAS oulined what charges companies could face if found to have caused the outbreak
Dental Practice Magazine ( September, 2010 )
Dentists that are facing a struggle to cope with a mountain of regulation may be able to relax a little as ELAS provide a tailored answer to their compliance requirements
Business Spotlight ( August, 2010 )
Peter Mooney was interviewed by a german magazine about whether networking sites be banned from work. ELAS were quoted as saying that these sites are great fun but only for social situations- not work.
Manchester Evening News ( August, 2010 )
British businesses are losing more than 2.6 million a week in lost time due to increasingly lengthy tribunal cases.
ELAS estimate that the extra delays are the equivalent to a six per cent increase on the time lost last year
BBC Radio Manchester ( June, 2010 )
ELAS Head of Consultancy Peter Mooney was interviewed by BBC Radio Manchester following the announcement by new Home Secretary Theresa May that she would be reviewing the previous government’s controversial Vetting and Barring legislation. Peter warned that the review was likely to anger many bosses who had already invested considerable time and money preparing for the new laws.
Halifax Evening Courier ( June, 2010 )
ELAS commented on the demise of the traditional job reference sparked by the increasing fears among employers that they could face the threat of litigation. Some 70 per cent of bosses will now only confirm an employee’s position, history and absences.
Caring Times ( May, 2010 )
Our Head of Consultancy Peter Mooney wrote an article considering the issues of the Vetting and Barring legislation, looking particularly at the continuing difficulties care home owners and managers faced when trying to discover if migrant workers settling in Britain had left criminal records behind in their countries of origin.
Liverpool Echo ( May, 2010 )
ELAS reacted quickly to the story that a shop manager had been sacked by text message while on holiday. The company at the centre of the story assumed that they were on safe ground because their manager had been with them less than a year. However, we pointed out that there are exceptions to the blanket rule that employees with less than a year’s service have no right to a tribunal.
Tameside Reporter ( April, 2010 )
Bosses were advised by our experts that flexibility should be shown to staff stranded by the volcanic eruption in Iceland when it came to considering the issue of unpaid leave. Our team said that it was vital that employers maintained strong communication with workers affected by the crisis in the skies.
Gordon Brown bullying claims ( March, 2010 )
When the BBC wanted an expert to comment following claims that Gordon Brown was a workplace bully, they turned to ELAS and Peter Mooney. He was interviewed live on the BBC News Channel and BBC Radio Five Live Drive time programme and discussed the issue of bullying employers and how serious a problem.
Harry Redknapp faces tax charges ( February, 2010 )
When news broke late one afternoon that Spurs manager Harry Redknapp was charged with two counts of “cheating the public revenue” during his time as boss of Portsmouth FC, ELAS were the first to confirm that his current club could sack Harry if he was found guilty. Peter Mooney was quoted on the back page of the Daily Express, saying: “Tottenham will be quite within their rights to sack him if he is found guilty. In fact, I would go so far as to say that they will have no choice but to sack him. And he will have no legal grounds for appeal.”
The Big Freeze ( February, 2010 )
He may have been stuck at home because of the wintry conditions but ELAS’s Head of Consultancy, Peter Mooney, was still available to give a number of interviews for national BBC radio stations, who were keen to discuss the thorny issue of employers deducting wages for staff who couldn’t make it into work because of the weather. From the comfort of his own home Peter was first interviewed by Peter Allan and Anita Anand on BBC Five Live’s Drive time programme. The next morning, with Peter still housebound, he was a live guest on the ever popular Jeremy Vine Programme on BBC Radio 2, again discussing employment issues as a result of the Big Freeze. We are pleased to report that Peter was able to make it into the office the next day!
National Sickie Day ( February, 2010 )
New research conducted by ELAS to mark National Sickie Day 2010 was snapped up by national, regional and trade media alike. Our exclusive survey revealed how phoning in sick could become a thing of the past, as a quarter of bosses said they now accept emails and text messages from workers who “throw a sickie”. The story was picked up by BBC Breakfast and the BBC News Channel, and Peter Mooney, Head of Consultancy, was whisked off to London at a moment’s notice to appear on both BBC One, Breakfast Programme and the BBC News Channel. Peter was interviewed by the Beeb’s Charlie Stay and Susanna Reid. The story was then picked up by national titles The Mirror, Times, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph, regional’s including Liverpool Daily Post and trade press including, Management Today, Real Business, Human Resources. It was also picked up a number of publications in Canada, India and USA.
Care UK ( December 2009 )
Employment law consultant Giles Ridgeway warned that Care Home Managers face criminal charges if they hire staff without checking whether they pose a risk to vulnerable people.
Daily Mirror ( December 2009 )
They reported the findings of the ELAS Christmas survey that revealed seven out of ten bosses will not be handing out bonuses to their staff this festive season. And the traditional Christmas card is another victim of the recession as six out of ten companies say they cannot afford to send them to clients and customers, many preferring to circulate email Seasons Greetings instead.
BBC Radio Five Live ( November 2009 )
When the BBC wanted to discuss the legalities of Royal Mail hiring temporary staff during their recent series of strikes they turned to ELAS’s Mooney. He was interviewed for the Drive Time programme. And when the same station was talking about bullying at work they turned to Peter Mooney again for his expert employment law advice. This time he appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire programme.
Independent ( November 2009 )
Splashed across the front page of the national newspaper was a report about an executive by the name of Tim who was allowed to claim he was unfairly sacked because of his “philosophical belief in climate change”. The case was the first of its kind and Peter Mooney, Head of Consultancy at Employment Law Advisory Services, was reported as saying the ramifications of Nicholson winning the case were massive for business and government and he could be in line for unlimited damages if successful.
The Guardian also ran the story with extensive quotes from Peter Mooney, as did the Daily Mail and The Scotsman. The story was also followed up by a number of trade press and environmental websites and Peter’s comments appeared in, HR Review and Earthportal.org, to name a few. The story also went international with reports as far afield as India and Canada.
Tories win backing from British bosses ( October 2009 )
Seven out of ten British bosses will vote Conservative in next year’s General Election, according to new research.
In a bitter blow to Gordon Brown and the Labour Party, 72% of company chiefs have vowed to back David Cameron’s Tories because they believe they will be better for business.
Wall Street Journal ( June 2009 )
The Wall Street Journal picked upon several stories by ELAS, including cutting costs and employment figures. Allowing readers to go through to pages in UK publications, the Wall Street Journal covered three different ELAS comments.
Daily Express ( May 2009 )
Mental illness accounts for almost half of all sick leave, with stress costing businesses over £4 billion a year in wasted wages, lost working days and lower productivity. ELAS’s survey was picked up in the Daily Express and prompted several mentions on Steve Wright’s show on BBC Radio 2.
Personnel Today ( May 2009 )
As employers tighten their belts to save money, the business lunch has become a victim of the recession. No longer are companies wining and dining, noted ELAS in a report on Personnel Today, but instead employers are scrutinising their expenses like never before.
Manchester Evening News ( May 2009 )
The Government’s pledge that jobs or training must be given to people under 25 was met with mixed reactions in the employment law world. As Peter Mooney told the Manchester Evening News: “While we welcome the �260m of new money allocated for training, the measures are far too little, far too late. The worry for young people remains; if there are no jobs after training they will have nothing but empty promises.”
City Talk ( May 2009 )
Giles Ridgeway appeared on Liverpool’s City Talk to discuss the Equality Bill which would ‘force’ firms to publish staff’s wages. Despite it only affecting firms with over 230 staff he stressed that it was a legal minefield. The Equal Pay Act already in force should act as a measure to tackle inequality in employees’ wages without requiring further legislation.
The Independent on Sunday/The Scotsman ( April 2009 )
ELAS’s survey that having at least one woman on the board of directors would reduce the risk of failure by 20 per cent was picked up by The Independent on Sunday and The Scotsman. With business women being more frugal and responsible, Peter Mooney said that companies with women in the boardroom receive a 10 percent higher return than those run entirely by men.
Liverpool Echo ( April 2009 )
As firms struggle to tackle the recession, Peter Mooney warned companies that cutting costs could increase legal action with health and safety issues. His advice was printed in the Liverpool Echo as it carried his message that expecting staff to use their own cash for expenses and work longer hours would leave them tired and disgruntled. In turn this could result in serious damage to the company.
BBC News Online ( March 2009 )
Unemployment figures soared to 1.97million in the last quarter of 2008, causing headline news throughout the media. Peter Mooney was quoted by BBC News Online saying ELAS expected to see a significant increase in unemployment figures the following month. The article featured statements from other professional bodies yet. ELAS was the only legal firm quoted.
Insider North West ( March 2009 )
The Government bailout for businesses was warmly welcomed in the North West with ELAS saying the initiative should see a “brake being applied to the current violent plunge towards recession.”
GMTV ( February 2009 )
A report by Employment Law Advisory Services showing that bosses were risking their health during the economic downturn hit numerous media outlets, including GMTV’s website. The article was dominated by ELAS’s findings and cited the firm’s report that over a third of bosses were now working 50-60 hour weeks in a boosted commitment to their work. This however was causing health issues and marriage problems.
Daily Telegraph ( February 2009 )
Employment Law Advisory Services was the voice behind National Sickie Day. The firm’s survey of more than 700 businesses provided the facts for an article, predicting that 330,000 people would call in sick, costing firms £29 million in lost business.
Finance Markets ( February 2009 )
The recession has continued to hit the headlines over the past couple months and Peter Mooney has given comment to several outlets. Finance Markets is the industry website for financial businesses. In a February edition, Employment Law Advisory Services provided comment on the situation, saying that the firm had seen ‘an explosion’ in the number of cases regarding redundancy.
Manchester Evening News ( January 2009 )
A January column was focused solely on ELAS’s findings that job cuts were at an unprecedented high with a 22per cent rise year-on-year. Peter Mooney’s insight into the situation was highlighted with findings that companies were trying to cut overheads, which frequently mean taxing jobs.
Daily Express ( January 2009 )
When Carol Thatcher made headlines for being sacked by BBC, ELAS was providing expert comment. Peter Mooney was the only lawyer to be cited in a half-page article in the popular daily paper. His comments were also picked up by the Scottish Daily Express.
Radio Five Live ( December, 2008 )
Head of Consultancy Peter Mooney contributed to the Victoria Derbyshire programme, discussing the implications of the difficulties facing major high-street firms such as Woolworths and MFI. Peter outlined how staff were provided for under the law, and how employers could best protect in troubled times.
Management Today ( December, 2008 )
The leading magazine for the business, finance and HR sectors featured research compiled by ELAS. This showed that despite the downturn, many business leaders in the UK are surprisingly positive. Nearly 60% of firms claimed to be either ‘very’ or’ cautiously’ optimistic about their prospects for 2009 and that only 3%were definitely planning to cut jobs.
Liverpool Echo ( November, 2008 )
The regular ELAS column for November focussed on issues surrounding how to lay-off or dismiss employees, particularly those underperforming or failing to reach required standards. Head of Consultancy Peter Mooney outlined entitlements and the proper procedures to follow when reviewing staff with regard to disciplinary measures or eventual dismissal.
Personnel Today ( November, 2008 )
The leading sector magazine for HR managers featured data compiled by ELAS showing a sharp rise in the number of firms raising queries about staff filing ‘inflated’ or even fraudulent expenses claims. The article quoted advice given by ELAS to employers concerned about this problem – which cost UK companies more than £77million pounds in the first half year alone.
City Talk 105.9 ( October, 2008 )
ELAS consultant Rebecca Edwards was a guest on the Duncan Barkes Show on the popular Merseyside talk-radio station. They discussed the idea that non-smokers should be allowed an extra week’s annual leave, to give them parity with colleagues who do smoke and regularly take time out from their working day to indulge their habit.
Manchester Evening News ( October, 2008 )
The issue of staff ‘fiddling’ expenses claims also caught the attention of the Evening News Business Section, which quoted ELAS’ Head of Consultancy, Peter Mooney, as saying employers were well-advised to check all claims very carefully and to clarify their disciplinary procedures for all staff. Dundee Courier & Advertiser The economic downturn and subsequent pressures on employers to make cuts was headline news. ELAS were quoted as having received a ‘huge increase’ in the number of firms seeking advice on how best to manage staff costs in the current difficult climate.
City Talk 105.9 ( September, 2008 )
ELAS consultant Rebecca Edwards appeared on the Duncan Barkes Debate show, giving straight-forward advice on the employment laws governing smoking breaks. Duncan had asked his listeners for their views on the proposal that non-smokers should get an extra weeks holiday compensating them for the time off taken by colleagues who take cigarette-breaks. Rebecca outlined what employers are entitled to expect from their staff, and what Human Resources Managers can do to monitor effects on time-keeping and productivity. She clarified a few misunderstandings – and made it clear that “best practice” did not extend to over-indulging smokers wanting to take over-frequent breaks from work.
Liverpool Echo ( August, 2008 )
The regular ELAS column for August covered a query from a small business executive, wondering whether it was strictly necessary to issue payslips to his employees. ELAS advised that the best practice in such areas is to put all matters relating to staff in writing. Advice was also requested regarding the confidentiality of a job applicant’s medical history – and ELAS advised how best to avoid falling foul of the law.
Daily Mail ( August, 2008 )
A survey by ELAS found that “the lunch hour is dead” – and that its demise is putting our economy at risk. Research carried out by ELAS showed that almost 90 per cent of office workers no longer take the time they’re allowed for a mid-day meal break. This results in staff displaying increased stress and lower productivity. Telegraph nutritionist Juliette Kellow picked up on this, suggesting healthy fresh foods and water to aid digestion.
Liverpool Daily Post LDP Legal ( August, 2008 )
Solicitors are reporting a boom in demand for employment law advice, fuelled by the credit crunch. ELAS have noticed a marked increase in enquiries from across the business spectrum, as firms reorganise to face the changing economic situation, with many considering redundancies.
Edge magazine ( August, 2008 )
More than two-thirds of employers would like the right to ask potential employees about their plans to start family, according to a survey by ELAS. But being unable to ask the question does not prevent discrimination – half of the employers polled admitted to weighing up the chance of a candidate becoming pregnant as part of the hiring decision.
HR Zone ( July, 2008 )
The Personnel website reported that many employers have reported drop in productivity amongst their workers as a result of the smoking ban, introduced a year ago. A survey of 1,100 company bosses by ELAS found that 71% have seen a decrease in productivity due to staff taking more frequent or longer smoking breaks.
Croydon Today ( July, 2008 )
Businesses in the Croydon area were offered a free trial of the Absencesafe software, demonstrated at an ELAS seminar in the boardroom of Crystal Palace FC. As well as learning more about Absencesafe and its benefits in tackling absenteeism, employers also learned how to protect themselves against costly litigation claims and tribunals.
Daily Telegraph ( June, 2008 )
ELAS featured in a Daily Telegraph article about the high numbers of people ‘pulling a sickie’ from work to enjoy the good weather. The story made reference to a recent case handled by ELAS and our name was carried on the newspaper’s website alongside leading business figures.
Executive PA magazine ( June, 2008 )
ELAS was asked to respond to a series of practical workplace scenarios in Executive PA, a magazine for professional Pas and secretaries. Among the topics covered in the article were the potential problems faced by new mothers returning to work following maternity leave and the steps an employer should take in light of a sexual harassment complaint.
Guardian ( May, 2008 )
The newspaper featured a story about the measures that employees are taking to accommodate the religious needs of their staff. ELAS Consultant Peter Mooney was quoted in the article discussing the benefits of encouraging religious diversity and practice in the workplace. He noted that employees are likely to respond with greater loyalty and productivity when their bosses show understanding.
BBC News ( May, 2008 )
According to an ELAS survey, 68% of employers would like to have greater powers to quiz job candidates about their plans to start a family. Peter Mooney commented that interviewers are forbidden from asking a direct question and should tread carefully in this dangerous area, pointing out that an Employment Tribunal can be very costly.
SKY News ( May, 2008 )
A survey found that more than three quarter of employers would refuse to appoint a female candidate to a vacancy if they knew she would fall pregnant within six months of taking up the position.
The Financial Times ( December, 2006 )
The FT devoted the lead story of its Digital Business section to the issue of staff wasting time by doing their Christmas shopping online. It quoted ELAS consultant Peter Mooney as the legal expert on the issue, and recorded a debate between Peter and FT columnist Lucy Kelloway for its monthly podcast.
Evening Standard ( November, 2006 )
The capital’s evening newspaper reported on an ELAS survey which found that wayward staff were now blaming hi-tech gadgets for being late to work or meetings. ELAS’s software, Employersafe, was capable of combatting such employees, it said.
Manchester Evening News ( November, 2006 )
The MEN reported on updates to ELAS’s unique Employersafe software which made it even more valuable to employers seeking to monitor skiving staff, and manage workplace absence.
City AM ( October, 2006 )
Allowing staff to waste time online was costing UK businesses billions of pounds, especially in the run up to Christmas. City AM reported ELAS research suggesting that in the eight weeks before Christmas alone, workers spend an average 30 mins a day shopping online.
The Daily Telegraph ( October, 2006 )
The UK’s leading quality newspaper quoted Peter Mooney on how companies could deal with the many ways modern technology was dividing the workplace. When they’re not ignoring colleagues by listening to their MP3 players in the office, they’re probably wasting company time by shopping online, the report said.
The Londonpaper ( October, 2006 )
One of the capital’s new free morning newspapers reported the fact that British companies stood to lose £7 billion in lost productivity due to workers doing their Christmas shopping online in the office.
The Scotsman ( September, 2006 )
Scotland’s leading quality newspaper looked at how technology was fighting back against those tempted to lie on their CV. Citing ELAS figures, it said that with the use of Internet searches to verify applicants’ information, the biggest danger facing recruiters came through not asking for a CV in the first place.
Financial Times ( June, 2006 )
In a column entitled The Way We Live Now, the Financial Times claimed that football fans could run, but could no longer hide thanks to software developed by ELAS. Employersafe picks up patterns of absence and can therefore identify which staff are only ever ill around key sporting fixtures such as major England matches in the World Cup.
Times Online ( June, 2006 )
The online edition of The Times looked at how one of the UK’s leading unions had apparently offered advice on how to get away with throwing sickies during the World Cup. Software developed by ELAS, it reported, can spot workers who only fall ill on the day of – or after – sporting events, thus revealing who is genuinely sick and who is only feigning ill health.
The Independent ( June, 2006 )
Prompted by a survey carried out by ELAS, The Independent ran a feature looking into where the traditional CV fitted into the modern world of recruiting. As the use of word-of-mouth referrals increases, formal resumes are falling by the wayside, the article reported.
Insider (NW) ( June, 2006 )
In response to a question about CVs, leading business magazine Insider cited research carried out by ELAS which showed that the traditional resume was on the way out. Half of firms no longer insist on seeing a CV before appointing a new member of staff, it said.
Manchester Evening News ( May, 2006 )
The MEN asked whether the humble curriculum vitae was dying out, with almost half of firms admitting in an ELAS poll that they don’t always collect one from new employees. The results came just days after a candidate on TV’s The Apprentice boasted about not having needed one to secure his last two jobs. Pam Rogerson warned employers of the risks in not having a worker’s CV on file if forced to defend a Tribunal claim.
Daily Express ( May, 2006 )
Almost half of businesses no longer insist on taking CVs from new employees, reported the Daily Express. A survey commissioned by ELAS revealed that the CV was dying out in favour of employing people on personal recommendation – a potentially very dangerous practice, according to consultants at ELAS.
Cambridge Evening News ( May, 2006 )
The Cambridge Evening News warned local businesses to demand a CV every time they hire a new member of staff, following a survey commissioned by ELAS. The poll revealed that 42% of businesses no longer saw the CV as a vital part of their recruitment, or record-keeping, process. Pam Rogerson warned not doing so was “foolhardy in the extreme”.
Glasgow Herald ( April, 2006 )
The Herald consulted Employment Law Advisory Services for a story about local businesses forced to burn the midnight oil in order to make their enterprises a success, with some chalking up 100-hour weeks. Far from benefiting their business, ELAS warned that in the long run, Britain’s long hours culture actually damages the economy with millions of pounds lost in extra sickness, absence and stress.
Wakefield Express ( March, 2006 )
The leading paper in this part of Yorkshire reported on a poll carried out by Employment Law Advisory Services which found that traditional written references were now a relic of a bygone age, thanks to the threat of litigation should firms be careless enough to put something damaging about a former employee in writing.
North West Business Insider ( February, 2006 )
In its advice to small businesses across North West England, Insider magazine told of the growing fears around absenteeism in the workplace. As many as one in four businesses, the magazine reported, were so scared of being sued that they would not even tackle the staff they knew were pulling “sickies”. ELAS’s intelligent software, Employersafe, could help allay their fears by spotting where problems exist and guiding them through how to do the right thing, Insider said.
Daily Telegraph ( February, 2006 )
More than a third of British employers are so terrified of the threat of sex discrimination, they want to ban Valentine’s Cards from the office, a survey by Employment Law Advisory Services found. In a news story and comment piece, the Daily Telegraph reported on the death of the office romance.
The Times ( February, 2006 )
In its Career section on workplace issues, The Times told of how romance had become a decidedly thorny issue for employers, with more than nine out of ten bosses now believing that office love affairs were bad for business, according to an ELAS poll published to coincide with St Valentine’s Day.
Daily Express ( January, 2006 )
END OF THE SICKIE AS BOSSES FIND A WAY OF SPYING ON SLACKERS The Daily Express featured a story about Employersafe, revealing that “the day of the sickie” may be over thanks to a piece of software developed by Employment Law Advisory Services.
Daily Express ( January, 2006 )
Prompted by a story about Employersafe, the Daily Express wrote in its leader column: “Malingerers beware: legal experts have invented a computer program to help bosses spy on employees who are taking sick leave when they shouldn’t be. The day of the sickie may soon be a thing of the past. And not a moment before time.”
Daily Star ( January, 2006 )
SICKNOTES TO SACKNOTES A “computer spy” could land workers who throw sickies the sack, according to a story in the Daily Star. Employersafe, it reports, tracks days off and warns managers of staff who only ever fall ill on Mondays and Fridays, then guides bosses through dealing with any disciplinary action.
The Times ( November, 2005 )
Senior managers in a third of businesses clock up an average of 58 hours each week, costing the economy millions of pounds in poor health and low productivity.
The Daily Mail ( November, 2005 )
Andrew Alexander – one of the Daily Mail’s most respected columnists – quoted a recent survey by Employment Law Advisory Services which found that one in three bosses work longer than the 48 hours a week set out in the European working time directive.
The Daily Telegraph ( November, 2005 )
100-HOUR WEEK ‘HARMS ECONOMY’ The Daily Telegraph featured a story on how some bosses are working up to 100 hours a week, while a third of SME senior managers owned up to working an average of 58 hours a week.
The Daily Telegraph ( October, 2005 )
SOFTWARE SPOTS FAKE ‘SICKIES’ The UK’s best selling quality newspaper reported on Employersafe’s ability to detect staff who take bogus sick days by identifying patterns in their illness.
The Guardian ( October, 2005 )
NEW SOFTWARE SPOTS SICKIE FIDDLERS A report on The Guardian’s award-winning website told of how ELAS had created a piece of software which could help reduce the £1.7 billion toll caused to the British economy each year by workers pretending to be ill. Employersafe works by detecting patterns in the days when skiving staff ring in sick.
Sky News ( October, 2005 )
KEEPING TRACK OF FAKERS Sky News featured a story on Employersafe, ELAS’ new employment law software, which it said helped businesses spot staff who take “fake sick days”. Rather than simply count the number of absences, Employersafe spots patterns in absences as well and alerts employers when there is a problem.
BBC Radio Essex ( October, 2005 )
NEW SOFTWARE SPOTS SLACKERS BBC Radio Essex interviewed consultant Peter Mooney on the problem of absenteeism currently facing small businesses. An ELAS survey found that 90% of SMEs employed workers with Long Weekend Syndrome – the tendency to fall ill only on either Mondays or Fridays.
Personnel Today ( October, 2005 )
EMPLOYERS LOSE MILLIONS OF POUNDS FROM MONDAY AND FRIDAY SICKIES Britain’s leading weekly human resources magazine featured an article on its website about “Long Weekend Syndrome” – the tendency of staff to phone in sick on either Friday or Monday, which ELAS software Employersafe can help combat.
Cambridge Evening News ( September, 2005 )
EXPECTANT FIRMS GET SERIOUS ON MATERNITY RIGHTS The Cambridge Evening News featured a story about how small businesses across the UK risk ending up being taken to Tribunal through an ignorance of maternity regulations. It explained how ELAS software Employersafe can help small firms by providing them with straightforward on-screen advice when it is needed most.
HR Look ( September, 2005 )
CHANGES IN AGE DISCRIMINATION LAW RIGHT UP NORRIS’ STREET HR Look, the news website for the human resources sector, looked at how Coronation Street busybody Norris Cole lied on a CV to hide his age. Peter Mooney explained how forthcoming changes in the law, however, will make it illegal for firms to discriminate against anyone on the basis of their age.
Accountancy Age ( July, 2005 )
PUTTING PEN TO PAPER Head of Personnel Pam Rogerson was commissioned to write a double page feature in the UK’s premier weekly accountancy magazine discussing the changing world of job references. This followed an ELAS survey which showed that only one in ten firms would offer former staff a traditional reference. Pam discussed the problems this presented for both recruiters and employees.