Learning myths — busted!

3 August 2016

Learning myths have been prevalent in our industry for decades. Some fade away only to be replaced by others. Are learning professionals particularly susceptible to embracing these myths and, if so, then why? Judith Christian-Carter considers this and some current learning myths, including the urgent need for all of us not to embrace them but to challenge them.

Where is everyone?

3 August 2016

Getting over the isolation of senior leadership … Jude Tavanyar ponders the challenges of top leadership and suggests some strategies for leaders to get off their pedestals and back in touch with their people’s views and needs.

Causation and liability: recent prosecutions

22 July 2016

A recent Scottish case has given further guidance on the application of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Work at Height Regulations 2005, and the issue of causation in relation to liability in negligence. Barrister Robert Spicer reports.

Headscarf bans: case update

21 July 2016

Last month, the Advocate General in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave an opinion in the case of Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV, which HR practitioners should be aware of, writes Amy Cunningham of Cunningham Legal.


19 July 2016

In this article, Kathy Daniels, BSc, FCIPD, SFHEA, Employment Law Author and Lecturer, looks at recent case law relating to discrimination and the implications of the rulings.

Staff sabbaticals

14 July 2016

Gudrun Limbrick considers if we should be offering sabbaticals to staff in high-pressure roles to reduce stress in the workplace.

Putting out a fire

12 July 2016

We all know that playing with fire is dangerous. But how many of us realise that having too little water to put out a fire can be almost as serious? Alan Field says it is something all dutyholders should consider when looking at fire risk assessments for their buildings.

All we are saying, is give peas a chance!

11 July 2016

A dieter’s guide to anger management — the next in our occasional series of blogs about Evie Wyman — a very small businesswoman, by Jude Tavanyar.