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Employers introduce initiatives to support older workers

New research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry has revealed that more than a quarter of employers (27 per cent) have introduced flexible working initiatives to meet the needs of their older members ...

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Transferring past skills into your current roles

In an interview with FMJ last month, Macro MD Debra Ward said that waitressing in her youth was the best possible preparation for a career in FM as it taught her how to prioritise, about procurement, customer service and more. ...

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The Redemption Game

The question of what happens to people once they are released from prison is an age old one, but has rarely been more prevalent or newsworthy. Footballer (or should that be former footballer?) Ched Evans has been unable to return ...

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Staff at Sovereign Housing Association credit the Identicom with keeping them safe whilst working alone

Lone worker specialist Connexion2 has provided their Identicom device and SoloProtect service to more than 550 employees at Sovereign Housing Association, providing a key part of their duty of care to staff. Employees including Anti-Social Behaviour Officers , Housing Support ...

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Interserve acquires Employment & Skills Group

International and support services group Interserve, has announced its acquisition of the Employment & Skills Group (esg), a UK-based provider of vocational training, skills and employability services, from Ares Capital. esg is one of the UK’s largest private sector providers of ...

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The future of staff holidays

Richard Branson has recently announced plans to let staff take time off whenever, and for however long, they want. What do you think the future of staff holidays is? Will the rise of mobile working and the increase in connectivity ...

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New Living Wage rates announced

As of today (3 November 2014), the UK Living Wage has been set at £7.85 per hour, benefitting 35,000 low-paid workers across the country who are employed by more than 1,000 Living Wage accredited organisations. The new rate an increase of ...

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Forum warns employers not to ignore workplace stress

Coinciding with this weeks’ European Health and Safety at Work Week (20-24 October), the Forum of Private Business is urging business owners not to ignore one of major health and safety risks in the workplace: stress.  Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress ...

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Businesses fail to display correct health and safety laws

Large numbers of businesses throughout the UK are breaking the law and risk being fined after new legislation introduced earlier this year now requires all workplaces to display a new and updated Health and Safety Law Poster, claims workplace equipment ...

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Almost half of staff do not feel valued or recognised in the workplace

Since the Equality Act of 2010, employers have taken more action to develop ‘inclusive’ workplaces however, new research indicates that more still needs to be done. A recent YouGov Omnibus poll has revealed that 45 per cent of employees in ...

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