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Uber’s appeal loss: the complications of employment status

On 10 November, taxi app Uber lost its appeal to overturn the decision of an Employment Tribunal that its drivers were entitled to workers’ rights such as the Minimum Wage and holiday pay. This case is an important victory for workers in th...


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SCORM is dead! Long live SCORM!

It’s been a great couple of months for the Development team at International Workplace. At the end of September, we discovered we’d been shortlisted for the Learning Technologies Awards 2017, for the development of our new IOSH Managin...


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Why learning intervention is not always the answer

We reported in April this year that International Workplace had become a signatory to the Serious eLearning Manifesto, a list of 22 principles designed to underpin best practice in digital training. I won’t repeat all 22 principle...


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Weinstein case highlights HR’s duty to all employees, not just those in power

Over the last few weeks, it has been near impossible to avoid hearing stories in the news from the dozens of actresses who have come forward to raise their allegations against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. Whilst the accusations and the pe...


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Foster carers: the latest employment status argument

The recent lodging of an Employment Tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council on behalf of a foster carer has re-opened a long-running debate surrounding the status of foster parents. Background Sarah Anderson provides foster care for the ...


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New magazine gives insight into mental health at work

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new magazine to promote mental and physical health awareness, which will be of interest to all employers looking to gain a greater insight into the impact of mental ill health on ...