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Obesity in the workplace: The next major challenge for employers

It is not, however, a new challenge for employers. The European Court of Justice considered whether obesity should be classified as a disability as early as 2014. A Danish childminder, Mr Kaltfoft brought a discrimination case against his employer, claiming he was dismissed because he was obese, and his obesity was a disability.  

Article by: Pam Loch & Bruce Jenner, | Published: 28 May 2019

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Five tips for achieving work/life balance in the Legal sector

Achieving a better work/life balance is becoming a growing priority among those seeking both locum and permanent legal roles. Candidates are even opting to take a slightly lower salary in favour of more flexible working conditions.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 26 May 2019

How Does HR Drive Innovation?  Promoted

As a human resource (HR) professional, you have the power to drive major innovation within your business and team. Its importance to your business’ current and future success is crucial. With an innovative culture, you can unlock the potential of your team and shape your organisational design.

Article by: RMIT | Published: 25 May 2019

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To drive successful innovation we have to tackle stress first’

In an age filled with fear and apprehension regarding the future of work, creativity and innovation were supposed to be the things that could save us. Perennially at the top of lists of what work-life skills will be central in the future, they are special in also bringing with them a promise of better work now.

Article by: Alf Rehn | Published: 25 May 2019

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Lessons from Brexit on negotiation in the context of Employment Litigation

Parties also often fail to recognise their positions in employment litigation. At the outset it is important for the key stakeholders to agree on the merits of a case (although there may be very differing views). However, bargaining power generally fluctuates during the life of a case too

Article by: Lisa Rix and Paul Quain | Published: 24 May 2019

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Why does the ‘completer finisher’ mindset apply to soft skills learning?

We all understand the importance of employees having a growth mindset and engaging in lifelong learning. These are essential habits to foster at a cultural level. What’s interesting is that attitudes among employees, particularly for voluntary learning and building on soft skills, has changed

Article by: Alice New | Published: 22 May 2019

5 Ways HR Can Help Develop Leaders Promoted

Human Resources (HR) needs to be a driving force behind management development, as successful managers empower successful business outcomes. Even if organisations don’t have immediately obvious leadership issues, it’s important to implement effective systems and processes earlier rather than later.

Article by: James Cook University | Published: 21 May 2019

Employer guidance to supporting mental health

Despite increased awareness of mental health conditions, many companies still believe that, when it comes to dealing with employees’ mental health, they only need to seek legal advice when a disability discrimination claim is made against them.

Article by: Lindsey Knowles | Published: 16 May 2019

Renaissance, but not quite the full picture
Print – Issue 174 | Article of the Week

There’s no doubt that the apprenticeship system has been through a rigorous set of changes, in a bid to fit the pressing skills crisis. Discarding the oily overall reputation, apprentices can now be seen besuited in; courts, financial trading halls, IT and even PR and marketing offices.

Article by: Angela Middleton | Published: 15 May 2019