As the number of workers aged over 70 almost doubles in the space of 10 years, do employers need to review their management practices?

19 June 2019

Recent focus on the make up of modern workforces has centred on millennials and how particular workplaces and cultures are more likely to attract and retain millennial employees. While this has led to an increased awareness of certain business aspects, such as wellbeing and values, this may also have led to older workers falling by the wayside as employers seek to attract new employees.

Working time records — CJEU’s judgment and the impact on the UK

19 June 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU — formerly known as the European Court of Justice) recently ruled in a Spanish case, Federacion de Servicios de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) v Deutsche Bank SAE ( Case c-55/18), that, in order to comply with the provisions of the Working Time Directive (“the directive”) on maximum weekly working time and daily and weekly rest, Member States of the European Union (EU) must require employers to establish an “objective, reliable and accessible” system for recording actual working time for workers.

The use of neuroscience in learning

19 June 2019

Understanding how people, particularly adults, learn is an essential requirement for all L&D professionals. Attention is increasingly being given to neuroscience and how the findings arising from empirical research can be used in helping people to learn effectively. In this article, Judith Christian-Carter, takes a look at some of these findings and what they mean to all learning professionals.

Varying contracts of employment

13 June 2019

How can employers best achieve necessary contractual changes? In this article Stuart Chamberlain, senior employment law author and consultant at Croner-i, examines the legal issues in varying a contract.

Mental health in the workplace — time to change?

13 June 2019

Mental health in the workplace as an issue has reached unprecedented levels in terms of discussion, but are we really taking it seriously enough? In this article, Tricia Palmer, HR consultant, considers the importance of good mental health, and the possible impacts of not giving it enough of the right attention.

Diabetes in the workplace

11 June 2019

10 June 2019 marks the start of Diabetes Week in the UK. This article looks at the condition and how it may affect health and safety in the workplace.