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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 ...


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Gig economy: a testing ground for flexible working

In many ways, the ‘gig economy’ has become the testing ground for new ideas about flexible working patterns, which might become the model for Generation Z. For those seeking work, it is all about working as and when you want to do so; ...


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It’s time to take well-being seriously

Our first learners joined us in the last week of September: the course was very well received and culminated in lots of discussion and actions from the many course participants. The five days proved to be really valuable for our learners, with de...


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Too fat? Too cute? Too unsightly? Archaic excuses for dismissal

In an ideal world, we’d all like to work in a workplace that’s fair, transparent and legally compliant. However, recent cases for unfair dismissal have presented some employers as non-compliant, unreasonable or archaic at the very leas...


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The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers Young Manager Award

The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers Young Manager Award, supported by RICS, is one of many facilities management awards that is on offer each year. To be honest it is probably one of the least well-known. It’s actually very different fr...