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An investigation is currently under way into a serious outbreak of listeria infections in England, which has been traced back to pre-packed chicken sandwiches in hospitals. Vicky Powell looks at the ways in which food businesses can prevent and contain outbreaks of this deadly disease, warning that management failures can be fatal, and have historically resulted in hundreds of deaths and infections around the world.
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.
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.
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.
As employers are being urged to commence voluntary reporting on their ethnicity pay gap while a mandatory scheme is under consideration by the Government, many are currently considering whether a second set of pay reports will cause any more issues than gender pay gap reporting.
Staff members with certain ailments need time off work for treatment and recovery. How does the process work? Health Assured, the wellbeing services provider, describes the current system of sick notes (or statements of fitness for work) and how employers can obtain them, and outlines what details a sick note should cover.