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  • 17 January 2014

The importance of nurturing your workforce

Nature or nurture: which shapes our destinies? Is it our genetics or our environment? And what about our careers: is professional advancement the result of the innate qualities that we bring to a job, or the skills and experience we accrue alon...


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  • 14 January 2014

Triennial review of HSE raises concerns over FFI scheme

An independent review of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which was published last week has criticised the HSE’s Fee for Intervention (FFI) inspection charging regime. In April 2013, Martin Temple, Chairman of the Engineering Employers...


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  • 13 January 2014

Employment law changes 2014 - timeline of what to expect

Constant changes to employment law are a challenge for HR professionals and people managers. 2014 is no exception as we know there are lots of statutory and regulatory changes coming into effect to keep HR and people managers on their toes. As alw...


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  • 7 January 2014

Is improving health and safety your new year’s resolution for 2014?

As we begin a new year, many a plan is made, large numbers of promises are given, and countless resolutions are prepared. In normal instances, people vow to exercise more, keep in touch with distant relatives and friends on a regular basis, and...


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Who would be an MP?

Who would be a MP?  The long hours, the constant battles to get your views heard and proposals agreed.  The continuous nagging of constituents who feel that the promises that were made at election time have been long forgotten. We...


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The Journey

On 14 November last year, my colleagues and I, whilst cruising the waves of social media, all had to ask the same question: what is this #wifm event going on, and why is it clogging up our twittersphere?! Quite unbeknownst to (and more fool...