It might be time to try Dry January

24 December 2019

One of the most popular health campaigns that arrives in the New Year is Dry January — the event that encourages us to commit to an alcohol-free month.

Neurodiversity in the workplace

24 December 2019

Tricia Palmer, HR consultant, executive coach and leadership trainer discusses the impact of neurodiversity in the world of work. She considers what employers can do to encourage and support employees who are diverse and discusses the concept of neurodiversity as a disability. The article also argues for the consideration of neurodiversity as difference, which is of benefit to the world of work and society in general.

What will work be like in 2030?

23 December 2019

The 2020s are upon us, marking the end of an era of intense political, economic and social change in the UK, as well as a time of major shifts in the most significant issues affecting the workplace. Vicky Powell considers what safe and healthy working will look like in 2030, based on the key predicted drivers of transformation over the next 10 years.

Learning and development in the next decade

23 December 2019

As we move into the next decade, it is tempting to start thinking about how L&D will continue to develop and change. While “crystal-ball” gazing can be fun for some, for others it is often a waste of time and effort. Much better then, is to think about what are likely to be some of the more immediate requirements in order to start the new decade in style. Here Judith Christian-Carter, individual learning consultant, provides a taster of some of the topics which will be addressed in the first half of 2020.

Country Profile — Nepal

20 December 2019

A small landlocked country in the Himalayas with an ancient culture, Nepal is familiar terrain for British adventurers, though less so for UK businesses.

Alcohol awareness in education — new guidelines

19 December 2019

New guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers interventions in schools to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people. Mia Hodgson looks at what the guidelines say and how they should be used.

Dealing with data: requirements under GDPR

18 December 2019

Over one year from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Laura King looks at levels of compliance and some areas that managers need to consider.

Remote office working — the pros and cons

18 December 2019

With employees increasingly looking for roles that move away from the traditional nine to five, office-based environment, remote office working can prove to be popular amongst a workforce. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the implications of this arrangement.

Farmer fined for transport death

18 December 2019

A farming partnership has been fined £18,000 after a farmer ran over and killed an ex-employee in North Yorkshire.