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Black Lives Matter – time for employers to act?

The news is currently dominated by the Black Lives matter campaign, following the death of George Floyd in the US. The protests that have followed have highlighted the serious problem of discrimination within our societies, an issue that lives wit...


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Fair minimum wages – European Commission launches second-stage consultation

The European Commission has launched the second-stage consultation of European trade unions and employers' organisations on how to ensure fair minimum wages for all workers in the European Union. This follows the first-stage consultation, which wa...


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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport

If your employees are beginning to return to the workplace it may be the case that they are using public transport in order to make their journey. Buses and trains can get extremely busy, with commuters standing in close proximity to one another a...


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Business Secretary launches working groups to help Britain “bounce back” from Coronavirus

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is creating five new business-focused groups to “unleash Britain’s growth potential” and create jobs, as part of the government’s plans to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus pan...


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Government considering guaranteed apprenticeships for young people, says prime minister

The prime minister has suggested the government could guarantee apprenticeships for all young people as part of efforts to boost employment as the country feels the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Boris Johnson told a press conference last w...


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Learning and development in FM: the impact of Covid-19

What impact has the Covid-19 pandemic had on learning and development in FM? Both COVID-19 and the immediate policy response from governments will have far-reaching consequences. From the way we choose to live and interact, to the way we reconcil...