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Royal Mail loses appeal over £50m fine for breaking competition law

Royal Mail has lost its appeal against a £50m fine from media regulator Ofcom for anti-competitive behaviour against the parcels business Whistl, its largest competitor. Royal Mail was handed the £50m penalty in August 2018 after Ofco...


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Discriminatory dress codes: Japanese businesses ban women from wearing glasses

Female employees in Japan are reportedly being told to remove glasses while at work, causing outrage after some companies reportedly “banned” eyewear for various reasons, including glasses giving a “cold impression”. Reaso...


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McDonald’s boss fired following personal relationship at work: is it legal?

The issue of personal relationships at work has hit the press in the last week, after McDonald’s boss Steve Easterbrook, who was paid £12 million last year, was sacked for having a relationship with an employee and, therefore, breaking...


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IOSH Managing Safely: a tutor's perspective

What’s it like to deliver the IOSH Managing Safely course? We asked Jen Rogers, Health and Safety Trainer at International Workplace, to help us see a typical classroom course from a tutor’s perspective.   Before the door o...


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Want to study IOSH courses in Arabic?

If you're looking to run an internationally recognised health and safety training programme in the Arab-speaking world, then an IOSH-approved certificate course is a sensible choice. It's been available as a classroom-taught option for some time....


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How to use interactive technology to boost employee engagement

Do your teams struggle to hit targets, even though everyone seems flat-out? Perhaps you're under pressure to execute deliverables, but find it hard to whip up the morale of your staff? Have you asked yourself: is everyone actually engaged in the t...