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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...


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Terror threats: the modern employer’s responsibility to protect from attack?

Currently there is no escaping the reality of terror threats, with the attacks in Barcelona last week and the UK still on high alert after three separate attacks in as many months.  We’re all impacted to a degree, but there are those t...


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IOSH Managing Safely eLearning

This week sees the launch of the new version of the IOSH Managing Safely eLearning course by International Workplace. It’s a major revision: the course has been over a year in the making, it’s based on the latest version 5.0 of th...


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Dealing with Adult ADHD when managing performance

Viewers of BBC Horizon may have seen comedian Rory Bremner’s programme exploring the science behind a medical condition which he suspects he has – Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Approximately 4% of adults have ...


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Navigating the friendly skies: what can employers learn from the United Airlines crisis?

Readers will have been unable to avoid the media storm caused by the United Airlines’ scandal, which provoked public outrage from the viral footage of a passenger being forcibly and violently removed from an overbooked flight from Chicago to...