Protecting your ideas

27 April 2022

All businesses need to innovate to remain competitive in their markets. But how does your company protect these innovations, asks Dave Howell?

Green claims: getting the right message across

26 April 2022

Green consumerism is on the rise and businesses are scrambling to attract the attention of an emerging eco-savvy consumer market. But what are the rules governing “green claims” and how do businesses know what claims are permitted and what are not? In this article, John Barwise looks at the Green Claims Code, designed to help businesses comply with consumer protection law when making environmental claims.

Country Profile — Spain

25 April 2022

With British investment on the rise in new industries ranging from data centres to renewable power, there is so much more to modern Spain than soccer and sangria.

UK energy security strategy

22 April 2022

The Government’s recently published energy security strategy aims to fast-track “home grown” fossil fuels, expand nuclear power, build more windfarms, and much more. John Barwise looks at the headliners — and what’s missing — and assesses whether the strategy can deliver on the UK’s future energy needs.

Should employers offer domestic violence leave?

22 April 2022

A number of GB organisations have announced their intention to introduce domestic violence leave, or “safe” leave, for those in their workforce who are subjected to abuse in their personal lives. While not strictly a workplace matter, employers are increasingly recognising that suffering trauma outside of the office can have a real, and often significant, impact on their employee’s professional lives.

Changes to May 2022 Bank Holidays

22 April 2022

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there will be changes to bank holidays in 2022. The late May Bank Holiday, which would have fallen on Monday 30 May 2022 will be moved to Thursday 2 June 2022 and there will be an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June 2022. The adjustment will take effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Building skills for the future

22 April 2022

As workplaces constantly change, L&D is faced with the challenge of supporting individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole with the future-fit skills that will allow everyone to thrive going forward. In this article Judith Christian-Carter considers the value of five evidence-based principles, each one of which has at its heart the need to connect in order to ensure that the end result is a mature learning organisation.

It’s good to talk — about health and safety at work

20 April 2022

Two years of remote working to limit impacts of the pandemic have shown that good communication is vital in creating positive health and safety cultures, a message that will be central to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 on 28 April. Jon Herbert reports.

How to make the workplace more understanding of neurodiversity

19 April 2022

With a continuing focus on making workplaces more diverse and inclusive in order to support and grow a workforce that is made up of individuals from all walks of life, we take a look at how businesses can be more understanding of neurodiversity.

Energy in crisis

19 April 2022

Western governments have imposed punitive financial sanctions on the Russian economy in response to President Putin’s brutal assault on Ukraine. Yet Russian exports of fossil fuels are still flowing and remain a vital source of income for the Russian economy. In this article, John Barwise reviews Russia’s position on the world’s energy markets and considers the dominant role of fossil fuels that underpins economic growth.