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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 discriminat...


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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 ...


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Tis the season to be jolly... don’t let your staff be wallies!

It’s staff Christmas party week… and with that comes the danger of over-amorous colleagues, over inebriated staff, and ‘over the top’ risk of litigation if employees do not behave themselves appropriately! It doesn’...


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The four-day working week – a step closer?

The four-day working week concept has been bandied around a lot in the last few weeks, with regular headlines of companies transitioning from traditional 9-5 Monday to Friday working, to four-day weeks for their staff.  To some, this may idea...


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Living Wage Week – the picture today

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his 2018 budget recently and repeatedly declared that ‘austerity was coming to an end’.  In addition to changes to apprenticeship contributions, personal tax threshold increases, and the I...


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Improving health and safety standards in a decentralised workplace

Health and safety is important, no matter what type of business you run. It has been shown that stringent health and safety policies can not only improve worker confidence in your business and will make your employees happier, amongst other benefi...