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New 2017 course prospectus

The 2017 International Workplace course prospectus is out, with dates for over 70 courses in the UK and internationally, and a growing range of eLearning courses including our IOSH-approved short course programme. This year has seen us expand ou...


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Contact details and seasonal opening hours

We have upgraded our telephone system and have updated our contact details. If you’re calling us from the UK you can reach us on 0333 210 1995; if you’re calling from outside the UK then the number is +44 333 210 1995. Our old pho...


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‘Manifestly inappropriate’ final written warning made dismissal unfair, says EAT

The recent case of Bandara v. British Broadcasting Corporation is a cautionary tale for employers that want to use a previously issued final written warning when dismissing an employee for a further act of misconduct. Bandara was employed by the ...


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Spotlight on older workers - Infographic

By 2020 it is estimated that one in three British workers will be over the age of 50 years, according to statistics published by The Work Foundation. However, currently, older people are more likely to experience longer periods of unemployment: 47...


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HR manager demoted after failing to bow to her boss, Tribunal hears

A former HR manager at a UK branch of a Korean firm is suing the company for sex discrimination, age discrimination and racial discrimination after allegedly losing her job because she refused to bow to her boss. Misook McDonald claims she was de...


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Asia-Pac and Arab states meet to discuss equitable employment

Representatives from some 35 countries throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states are meeting in Bali this week (6-9 December) to discuss issues such as job creation and promoting equitable work opportunities. The 16th Asia and the Pacific ...