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Managing occupational road risk

Broken down motorist driving at work
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that a quarter of all road traffic accidents may involve someone who is driving as part of their work. Taking work-related road risk seriously is a legal requirement and recognising the risks and managing them accordingly could help reduce these incidents considerably. Legal requirements Employees that require a vehicle to carry out their ...

Top five appraisal preparation tips

Appraisal form
When it comes to planning for an appraisal, it is just as important for the employer to be prepared as it is for the employee. If you are in charge of conducting appraisals, there are several things you can do to prepare and ensure both you and your staff walk away from appraisals feeling positive. Being in charge of a team, however big or small, can be a daunting prospect and can create u...