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Spotlight on main causes of lost working days - Infographic

131 million working days are lost to sickness absence every year, according to statistics released by The Work Foundation. But the cost to employers of ‘presenteeism’ (attending work while ill) is even more notable – an estimated...


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Reforming Employment Tribunals: new Government proposals

Employment Tribunals were designed to be accessible, informal and cheap for users. The government has announced the time is right to update the system because it has not kept pace with changes in society and the way in which users want to interact...


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Religion in the workplace: Government must press ahead with British Bill of Rights

In May 2016, Juliane Kokott, an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice, issued an opinion that said employers within the EU could ban Muslim staff from wearing headscarves as long as other religious symbols were forbidden as well. Now, ...


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UK health and safety strategy launched

Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, Penny Mordaunt has launched a new UK Heath and Work strategy, at a time when stress and musculoskeletal disorders account for around 80 percent of all working time lost due to illness. Stati...


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LinkedIn data breach threatens eLearning

When LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner announced in April 2015 that his company would be acquiring eLearning provider Lynda.com for $1.5bn, both companies would understandably have been delighted with the news. Founded just 20 years earlier, Lynda.com had ...


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NEBOSH Certificate pass rates published

International Workplace has just received examination results for the most recent cohort of students for the NEBOSH National General Certificate (NGC), which were above the national average. Results for the three examinations were as follows: ...