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Out of control – lessons from the back

As the cardamom flavoured milk was passed to me to try my heart sank. I don’t like the mouth feel of milk and am indifferent to its flavour. I had little choice, I was surrounded by delegates at a workshop in Saudi Arabia where we were testing new juice and dairy products and they were looking at me expectantly. Article by Dominic Irvine, founder of Epiphanies LLP.

Article by: | Published: 2 September 2014

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Cancer the spectre in the workplace

According to Gordon Wishart, professor of cancer surgery and consultant breast and endocrine surgeon ‘we are living in an epidemic of cancer’. Currently in the UK, around 325,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year, and 160,000 people die of it.

Article by: | Published: 2 September 2014

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Driver eyesight tests “should be compulsory”

Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the government to introduce compulsory regular eyesight testing for drivers, as a survey with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare and RSA Insurance Group shows strong public support. Almost nine in 10 (87 percent) are in favour of drivers having to prove they have had a recent sight test every 10 years, when they renew their licence or photo card.

Article by: | Published: 29 August 2014

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Managing generations and relocations

The modern workplace is becoming increasingly complex and a one-size-fits-all approach is no longer suitable when determining your employees drivers and motivations for success

Article by: | Published: 29 August 2014

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What is mental toughness? Time to man/woman up!

The deluge from the cloud burst meant the streets had become streams. As I ground my way slowly up the steep hill 150 miles in with 50 to go on a long training bike ride, a driver overtook me. Article by Dominic Irvine, founder of Epiphanies LLP, a boutique consultancy.

Article by: | Published: 26 August 2014

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UK salary survey summary

On a yearly basis, salaries increased for the first time since the recession, with advertised salaries up 0.9 percent compared to July 2013, according to the latest UK Job Market report from Adzuna.

Article by: | Published: 26 August 2014

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Cost of sex discrimination to multiply

Despite many employers being aware of their legal responsibilities when it comes to any harassment or victimisation carried out by a staff member against another employee, it would seem that the same level of concern does not extend to the issues of equal pay and discriminatory conditions.

Article by: | Published: 26 August 2014

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Evaluating the role of the Union rep

The place and participation of union representatives in modern business and the private sector needs to be re-evaluated to ensure survival. Article by Stephanie Wilkinson above, director at Solve HR.

Article by: | Published: 26 August 2014

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The importance of personal presence

Following a turbulent recession small businesses are finally getting back on their feet, but HR leaders in the UK must focus on building dynamic teams full of personal presence to truly survive this unsteady economic climate according to Business Improvement Strategist Sylvia Baldock Business Improvement Strategist.

Article by: | Published: 21 August 2014