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The Robens Report, which established the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA), is 50 this year. The British Safety Council examines Robens’s achievements and considers if the Act needs refreshing in the face of huge social changes.
The first quarter of 2022 has seen a number of record highs reached in vacancies, employee numbers and movement into economic activity. This has created what has become known as a “candidates’ market”, whereby employers are having to find increasingly creative ways to attract and retain talent for the business. In this article, we review the current position in the employment market and identify those areas that employers are focusing on for the next quarter in order to ensure a complete and productive workforce.
Reports have identified a plan in Spain to introduce between three to five (in serious cases) days’ medical leave for females — and those assigned female at birth — when they suffer from painful periods. This is proposed alongside wider reproductive health reforms, and it is understood that it will be put before the Spanish Cabinet in late May 2022.
The importance of technology to both learners and the L&D function cannot be underestimated. Recently, the provision and use of technology to enable people to learn what they need and when they need it has been the focus of many articles and research. Here, Judith Christian-Carter looks at some very recent research that explores the latest trends in learning technology in 2022.
A diverse workforce offers greater creativity, innovation and productivity, making it more important than ever for employers to take positive steps to recruit, retain and support disabled workers, says Diane Lightfoot.