The state of small business cyber security

18 May 2022

As we move out of the pandemic, has cyber security changed for small enterprises? How did working from home factor into their security stance, and how are SMEs approaching their security today?

Will menstrual leave come to the UK?

18 May 2022

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.

Latest trends in learning technology

17 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.

Disability at work: time for action

16 May 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.

Dementia Action Week 2022

16 May 2022

The number of individuals with dementia continues to rise. In the UK there are currently around 900,000 with the disease. It is projected by 2025 there will be over one million, potentially increasing to around 1.6 million in 2040. Dementia Action Week, which this year runs from 16 to 22 May, aims to raise awareness and encourage people to “act on dementia”.

Keeping correct driver records — the new rules

16 May 2022

August 2020 saw substantial changes coming into effect with regards the requirements placed on drivers to record their daily duties and activities from previous days and weeks. These revisions are the largest change to record-keeping since the introduction of digital tachographs and have substantially altered what drivers are expected to record, but many operators remain unaware of the increased obligations on drivers. Here Andrew Woolfall, from Backhouse Jones Solicitors, considers the new record-keeping rules and how to achieve compliance with them.

Tackling UK health inequalities in 2022

13 May 2022

Announcing Royal Assent for the Health and Care Bill, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said dedicated plans to tackle “health disparities” are also set to be published in due course. In this feature, Christine Grey looks at the latest developments in addressing the crisis of health inequalities in the UK.

Hiring young workers: summer staff and beyond

12 May 2022

As organisations continue their preparations for a busy summer season, they may be considering where they will be able to source their staff from. There are the usual sources, of course, comprising of local job agencies, various job sites and local advertising. Forward thinking employers, however, might be thinking of talent pools that could make for permanent staff in the future: young workers and children over 14.