What HR can learn from England’s Euro 2022 success

3 August 2022

As England’s Lionesses celebrated their historic 2-1 win over Germany in extra time in the final of Euro 2022 last night, they became the first English football team to win a major trophy since 1966. Their success can be attributed to the team’s manager, Sarina Wiegman who won the last European Championships in 2017 and 2019 World Cup final with the Netherlands, in a clear example of the difference strong leadership can make to a team’s performance.

A journey into exporting — the quotation

3 August 2022

Yvonne and Martin have found and won a regular customer in France. At some cost, they have learned about customs and freight procedures and begun to ship regularly to the French buyer. The business has stretched its cash-flow, but the eventual returns will be worth it. They are about to make another gargantuan leap in their journey…

England still lagging behind on fire safety in residential blocks

2 August 2022

The new Building Safety Act fails to ensure that new high-rise residential buildings in England will incorporate basic fire safety design features required in almost every other developed country, says Lucy Brown from the UK Cladding Action Group.

Competence is crucial

2 August 2022

By selecting third-party certificated providers of fire safety services, businesses can be confident they are getting competent help in managing fire risks at their sites, advises Justin Maltby-Smith from BAFE Fire Safety Register.

Stay protected in the sun

2 August 2022

People who work outdoors are at increased risk of skin cancer from sun exposure, making it essential they are trained to protect themselves, says SC Johnson Professional.

Managing transitions in early years provisions

29 July 2022

Research suggests that transitions are central to young children’s development and emotional wellbeing, and the way in which the first transitions are handled could have a significant impact on the child’s capacity to cope with change in the short and long term. Early years practitioners should ensure children are fully supported through these key transitions and plan for them appropriately, writes Elizabeth Walker.

Time to look at “speaking-up” arrangements in primary care

29 July 2022

NHS England (NHSE) published its new and updated Freedom to Speak Up Policy at the end of June, presenting an opportunity for organisations to review and refresh their Freedom to Speak Up (FTSU) arrangements, which apply to all primary care, secondary care and Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) in England. Organisations providing these NHS healthcare services are required to adopt the national policy as a minimum standard to help normalise “speaking up” and to ensure all matters raised by staff are captured and considered appropriately. Christine Grey investigates.