The harm of learning styles

21 August 2019

Out of all the myths that abound in L&D, perhaps the greatest of all, both in extent and longevity, is that of learning styles. Despite all the quality research undertaken over the last 15 years showing that learning styles do not work, many people simply refuse to believe the results and carry on using them to design learning provision. The question now needs to be asked whether the use of learning styles is actually harmful? Here, Judith Christian-Carter looks at the potential harm of using learning styles.

Work-related burnout: would you spot the signs?

19 August 2019

In May 2019, the World Health Organization officially recognised work-related burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”. In fact, levels of burnout among British workers have quietly but steadily reached epidemic levels. How many managers, asks Vicky Powell, would be able to spot the signs of burnout, and what can we all do to avoid and mitigate this modern corporate malaise?

Are employees entitled to unpaid leave?

14 August 2019

Employees may request unpaid leave for time off work. Amanda Beattie from Croner Consulting explains what unpaid leave entitlement is, why employees may choose to take it and the rules and regulations surrounding it.

The advantages and disadvantages of voluntary redundancies

7 August 2019

Redundancies have been big news recently, with many large organisations choosing to lower staff numbers to reduce their costs in harsh economic times. With voluntary redundancies continuing to be a method to avoid compulsory cuts, we take a look at how these decisions may benefit or disadvantage businesses.

Drug testing in the workplace

29 July 2019

Amanda Beattie from Croner Consulting explains the legislation surrounding drug testing at work and advises on best practice.

VAT reverse charge

26 July 2019

John Davison discusses an issue relevant to all VAT and Construction Industry Scheme registered businesses that receive or supply construction services.

Should workplaces still ban visible tattoos?

24 July 2019

With news that Air New Zealand has watered down its ban on visible tattoos following controversy surrounding unsuccessful applications from candidates with Maori tattoos, many may now be questioning whether organisations should still have a complete prohibition in this area.

Palm commerce

19 July 2019

It is expected that m-commerce on smartphones and tablets will eclipse the massive success of e-commerce over the next few years. Dave Howell assesses how businesses can ensure they don’t miss the next wave of digital commerce.