Top tips for a greener business in 2022

24 March 2022

As the environmental credentials of all businesses are now a key differentiator for consumers, how can small enterprises improve their green credentials? Dave Howell reports.

Kicking smoking into touch

23 March 2022

Initiatives like National No Smoking Day are a great opportunity to educate staff about the benefits of quitting, but should always form part of a wider and ongoing wellbeing programme, says John Dicey.

Sexual harassment: time for action

23 March 2022

Sexual harassment can have a devastating impact on an employee’s wellbeing, but it can only be prevented through proactive action and culture change by employers, says Alison Henderson.

Upskilling L&D professionals

22 March 2022

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many people’s working lives have been turned upside down. People worked from home and then in a hybrid manner, L&D professionals found themselves having to rethink how they delivered learning to so many remote workers, whilst they too were working remotely. It is not an overstatement to say that the last two years has been frenetic for workers everywhere. But what attention has been given to the L&D professional themselves during this time? What about their learning and skill development? In this article, Judith Christian-Carter, considers the need for upskilling and reskilling L&D professionals.

The P&O debacle: what GB law says about mass redundancies

22 March 2022

P&O Ferries has found itself in the spotlight following its announcement to more than 800 staff members that they were being made redundant with immediate effect. Employees were informed of this via video, with seemingly no prior warning. They were further told that enhanced payments would be made to them by way of a settlement agreement to compensate them for being made redundant without due process if this was signed and returned before 31 March 2022. Whilst the ethics and morals of their actions have been questioned, P&O’s compliance with employment laws is also under scrutiny.

Revised stress webpages from HSE

22 March 2022

HSE has redesigned and updated its webpages on managing stress and mental health at work to make it easier for users to find the relevant information and guidance.