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Sarah Dennis
   

Seven benefits of using pre-travel health screening

It can be an uncomfortable and frightening experience to fall ill overseas, during an assignment or business trip, where you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable accessing local healthcare. Issues associated with healthcare may even cause an overseas assignment to fail. It ... View Article

Article by 17 July 2018

John Varney
   

Will HR need a new name?

Let’s think about the bigger picture that is the context in which HR operates. We are readily bewitched by our technology. People rush to buy the latest gadget even when it is beyond their means. Never mind that it might ... View Article

Article by 13 July 2018

Cinthya Quijano
   

Are you faking it?

Employer brand seems to be the new buzz word going around business. What is employer brand? According to the CIPD factsheet online it is: ‘…a set of attributes and qualities, often intangible, that makes an organisation distinctive, promises a particular ... View Article

Article by 11 July 2018

Michael Gates
   

INTERNATIONAL
Cultural Stereotyping

Cultural diversity is becoming an increasingly pressing topic for HR as many companies become more global. At the same time, it is something that has to be approached with sensitivity, avoiding judgemental stereotyping. Yet, to talk or write about culture ... View Article

Article by 6 July 2018

Christine Husbands
   

Why employees don’t speak out about mental health concerns

Mental ill health covers a very diverse range of conditions with symptoms which fluctuate in frequency, severity and can easily reoccur. It is also often hidden and can affect the ability of the individual to make rational choices .Treatment pathways and patient responses to treatment are often not as predictable as they are for physical conditions. These factors make it very difficult for employers to deal with.

Article by 4 July 2018

   

An Introduction to the Fear Cognition Scale (FCS) for the Digital Workplace

Workplaces are undergoing profound transformations to accommodate the varying expectations of a multigenerational workforce and the increasing influx of AI-enabled entities.  The inevitable need to maintain robust talent pipelines for assuring a healthy supply of capable leaders has galvanized progressive organizations to place greater emphasis on effective talent development and employee engagement activities.

Article by 2 July 2018

Jim Lythgow
   

Eye care saves lives!

Routine checks A routine eye examination will of course check any visual issues an individual may have and provide a prescription for corrective glasses or contact lenses. More than this, it will also enable the optometrist to consider the health of the eye itself – checking for signs of conditions like glaucoma and cataracts. What may be less obvious, however, is that an eye examination can tell the optometrist a great deal about the overall health of the individual and about systemic conditions, not even related to eyesight.

Article by 29 June 2018

Sarah Dennis
   

Three ways to beat recent price rises when buying IPMI

Has the cost of your international private medical insurance (IPMI) ballooned? If so you are not alone. There have been significant increases in the cost of international policies for many employers, with prices up by as much as 50% in some cases.

Article by 27 June 2018

Nick Hobden
   

World Cup 2018 Fever

The games kicked off on 14 June 2018 with the final whistle set for 15 July 2018.  As is now customary, ACAS have produced an updated guide to employers (and employees) on surviving the World Cup.  Ultimately, the goal is to strike the right balance between keeping employees happy but not getting caught offside.

Article by 26 June 2018