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Workplace dress codes the dos and don’ts

Whether it’s requesting women wear heels, inhibiting employees from wearing clothing that demonstrates their faith, or requesting tattoos be covered up, if an employer knowingly discriminates against a group of employees this can lead to further action.

Article by: Paul Kelly | Published: 31 March 2019

How to improve home workers’ health and wellbeing

Employers with remote workers should consider. If the wellbeing strategy fits the evolving needs of employees. If all services be accessed by employees when working remotely: If specific benefits should be offered for employees who regularly work from home

Article by: Brian Hall | Published: 29 March 2019

NEW ZEALAND – What’s happening in Health & Safety

There are different attitudes to health and safety around the world, with some countries more stringent in the enforcement of best practice than others. “In New Zealand, there’s a greater cultural appetite for risk than there is in the UK; but there’s also a greater cultural appetite for innovation.” It’s this tendency for innovation that is fuelling a rapid evolution in health and safety terms, says Jon Harper-Slade, who holds four NEBOSH qualifications including both environmental and national Diplomas.

Article by: NEBOSH | Published: 28 March 2019


Top tech security tips

The rate at which we are exposed to these threats is on a high, as recent events show that even trusted names in data security sector are almost always one step behind perpetrators. Now, we must take up the mantle and become responsible for the safety of our sensitive information.

Article by: Nick Galov | Published: 28 March 2019

The rise of “alternative ways of working 

At a time when half of large businesses in the UK report difficulties in recruiting, it’s important that companies factor how people want to work into their workforce planning if they want to attract and retain top talent in the years ahead.

Article by: Jill Bassett | Published: 27 March 2019

Employee engagement

Why working women are more stressed than men

Nearly half (44 percent) believe senior management lack commitment to providing workplace wellness support. Given the high levels of stress amongst working women and an appetite for tailored wellness programmes, the health service provider is calling for employers to take note. 

Article by: Phil Austin | Published: 26 March 2019


Looking ahead to the 2019 contracting market

It’s difficult to predict how the contracting market will be impacted over the coming year. The 2019 Loan Charge and the introduction of IR35 into the private sector have been heavily debated over recent months with different parties - HMRC, contractors, companies and MPs - all seeking to influence the new legislation

Article by: Anthony Sherick | Published: 25 March 2019

Levy in crisis – should top-end apprenticeships still be funded?

Funding for these apprenticeships should instead be consistent with whatever the Post 18 Education and Funding Review proposes for full time higher education with a combination of student loan, government grant and employer support where appropriate. 

Article by: Mark Dawe | Published: 24 March 2019


Top tips for employers on getting the best out of apprentices

Institute of Student Employers (ISE) asked its members about the 76,000 entry-level staff they have hired over the last three years, including graduates, apprentices and school leavers. The Survey revealed that employers are almost four times as likely to raise concerns.

Article by: Stephen Isherwood | Published: 23 March 2019

Top tips to improving workforce motivation

The dissatisfaction was most prominent in the Wales (70 percent), South West (68 percent), Scotland (67 percent), Yorkshire & Humber (64 percent), and West Midlands (60 percent) – where workers claim that employers were falling short of meeting their professional and personal aspirations.

Article by: Chris Hickey | Published: 22 March 2019