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Is sick building syndrome making an unwelcome comeback?
Sick building syndrome (SBS) is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the 1990s but new findings in a survey carried out by intelligent business technology experts the Remark Group show that it may well be making an unwelcome return.
Facial recognition 'a threat to privacy', says ICO
Facial recognition technology is in the news almost daily, and will be of special importance to anyone responsible for managing premises and people.
New rights for self-employed couriers in groundbreaking deal
Hermes’ self-employed couriers now have the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a groundbreaking deal between the consumer delivery company and GMB Union.
Are employers keeping up with equality?
It seems like a week cannot pass without a report of harassment or inappropriate behaviour by high-profile figures or within well-known businesses and brands. This is despite legislation that has been designed to prevent harassment and discrimination bein
Digital learning: Here’s what we’ve learned in 2018
The last 12 months seem to have denoted a marked acceleration in the move to ‘digital’. In the world of learning and development, not everyone welcomes this. We talk to a good number of senior managers responsible for managing people and workplaces and the vast majority are either unaware of just how much of a transformation learning technologies can bring; or else they are fearful of it.
First Computer Misuse Act prosecution results in six-month prison sentence
A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation that carries a potential prison sentence.
Corporate manslaughter and driving at work: 10 years on
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA) received royal assent in July 2007 and came into force on 6 April the following year.
When suspension goes wrong
Deciding to suspend an employee should be carefully considered as the implications further down the line can be significant if you get it wrong. Suspending staff has been in the news recently following a decision by the High Court to overturn the suspension of Professor Jahangiri by her employer, St George’s Hospital.
Is ‘positive action’ always a positive thing?
2018 has seen many high-profile businesses in the UK making very public statements on their efforts to encourage greater diversity in their recruitment and selection process, particularly for senior and board level roles.
Skirting around the issue…of dress codes
Sat here in my cut-off trousers, I’ve come across yet another ‘skirt’ focussed news article – this time relating to the Government ‘debate’ over the rather disgusting media practice of ‘up-skirting’.