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Psychological safety – the belief that one can speak up without risk of punishment or humiliation – is long established as a crucial component to high-quality decision making, healthy group dynamics and interpersonal relationships. Whilst simple to understand when explained like that, so many of us are unclear on how to really ensure its presence in our organisations and what we are all responsible for in making it happen.
My health and safety journey began in 2014 when I was recruited from a quality auditing position into a health and safety role and subsequently studied for my NEBOSH General Certificate. This was an exciting challenge and I strongly believe my auditing background gave me a good platform to start from.
Sustainability is a huge topic – broad in scope, critical in importance, and replete with both opportunity and risk. In commercial terms, sustainability aims to achieve the balance between economic, environmental and social impacts through the effective management of resources while maximising organisational profitability.
The European Commission’s long-awaited proposal on corporate sustainability due diligence has been published. Under the draft law, companies with more than 500 employees will be required to prevent and mitigate harm to people and planet – such as child labour and pollution – throughout their global value chains.
Did you know the rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase from the start of April 2022? Clare Makowski, HR Business Partner at International Workplace, looks at the increases that will come into force in April and the penalties for not paying your staff the correct wage.
Employers are making decisions around employees’ training needs post COVID-19 and many are concerned about bringing high numbers of people into a physical classroom. As a result, the pandemic appears to have pushed virtual classroom training to the forefront; it has allowed employees to keep learning during a time when meeting trainers in-person is not necessarily safe. In this blog, David Sharp explains the many benefits of virtual classrooms.