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How to manage your own Clarkson affair

The BBC dropped Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear despite immense public relations fallout and huge commercial risk, a decision based not just on the well-publicised punch but on a record of loose cannon behaviour. By Allison Peasgood, Director, OMS.

Article by: | Published: 30 March 2015

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Tackling bullying in the workplace

Respondents to a Family Lives survey found those affected by Workplace Bullying saw a deterioration in relationships with partners, friends and family members.

Article by: | Published: 9 January 2015

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Dates to watch for in 2015

Anne Pritam, employment partner at international law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP, summarises the main dates to look out for in 2015 regarding employment law:

Article by: | Published: 28 December 2014

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Widespread employee access to data, a ticking timebomb

Despite a growing number of data breaches occurring under the glare of the public spotlight, 71 percent of employees in a new survey report that they have access to data they should not see, and more than half say that this access is frequent or very frequent.

Article by: | Published: 11 December 2014

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HR’s poor record on whistleblowing

International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is urging HR professionals to move whistleblowing up their risk agendas as a global survey* of more than 2,500 middle and senior managers reveals high levels of corporate complacency.

Article by: | Published: 1 December 2014

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Respect your colleagues – or you could lose your job

The ‘fracas’ continues this week after Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson allegedly punched a colleague and was subsequently suspended. Oisin Tymon, the colleague in question, fears that the incident has ‘ruined his life’ and that he’ll lose his job because of it. Article by Nigel Purse, Director of The Oxford Group and author of 5 Conversations: How to transform trust, engagement and performance at work.

Article by: | Published: 1 December 2014

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Guide to reducing workforce drivers liabilities

Driving at work is one of the most dangerous activities as a quarter of all vehicle mileage travelled annually on UK roads is for work purposes and a third of all crashes involve a vehicle that is being used for work.

Article by: | Published: 20 November 2014

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Guide to new Employment Tribunal legislation

An Employment Tribunal is now obliged to order an employer to carry out an equal pay audit where the employer is found to have committed an equal pay breach in a claim presented on or after 1 October 2014. Article by Lorraine Heard, Legal Director at Bond Dickinson LLP.

Article by: | Published: 18 November 2014