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The Business of Healthcare Podcast with Tara Humphrey

Dec 19, 2019

Jemma Fairclough-Haynes is a Human Resources Specialist and the owner and CEO of Orchard Employment Law, a firm that provides valuable HR insights to help employers manage their staff more effectively. Jemma is a public speaker on topics surrounding HR, employment law, and related rights and obligations. She is also the co-host of the business radio show, Bunker Xtra.


Jemma joins me today to discuss her top tips that employers can utilise to create a more conducive atmosphere for their workforce. She shares common reasons employees don’t show up at work and the impact of factors such as weather. Jemma also highlights the potential benefits of allowing flexible work options under certain circumstances, such as working from home, and the importance of ensuring workplace equity, not just equality.


“Equality is not the gold standard; it’s about equity.” - Jemma Fairclough-Haynes


This week on The Business of Healthcare:


  • How Jemma’s career journey led her to open Orchard Employment Law
  • The two biggest reasons clients come to Orchard Employment Law
  • Common mistakes employers make when it comes to managing their staff
  • How Jemma’s firm advises employers while helping them maintain credibility
  • Why employees might not go to work and the importance of employee wellbeing
  • The impact of employee benefits on overall staff morale
  • How cold weather impacts the workplace and why you should have an adverse weather policy
  • How employers can update their policies while minimising the potential disruption that can come with change
  • Discrimination in the workplace and Jemma’s thoughts on equality and diversity
  • Trends in healthcare HR compared to other sectors
  • Jemma’s advice on how small teams can handle HR more responsibly
  • The certification Jemma’s firm recently earned and what the review process entailed
  • The importance of recognizing the difference between equality and equity



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