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Contingent workers – employers failing to upskill vital workforce

New research published by City & Guilds Group, the leading global skills organisation, has revealed that employers across the UK are overlooking the training needs of a vital segment of their workforce by failing to provide contingent workers ...


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Road Safety Week: employers urged to step up policies and procedures

As part of Road Safety Week 2019, taking place this week (18-24 November) employers are being asked to step up their driving at work policies and procedures to ensure they choose safe systems solutions. New research by road safety Charity Brake, ...


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New standard for establishing smarter sustainable strategies

A new standard designed to enable organisations to decide which environmental measures and strategies to use to value environmental aspects and their impacts has been introduced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Organis...


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New IR35 rules: employers concerned about missing out on talent

Senior decision-makers in medium and large-sized businesses are concerned about missing out on skilled contractors and temporary professionals when the IR35 regulation is expanded to the private sector from 6 April 2020, according to new research ...


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New guidance published on processing special category data under GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance for data controllers on processing special category data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Speaking about the guidance in a blog, Ian Hulme, Director ...


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Married employees reap greater rewards than their single counterparts

Employers need to ensure single employees are receiving equivalent benefits to their married colleagues, new research from Thomsons Online Benefits has revealed. Currently, 63% of companies are providing additional benefits to married employees, ...