Healthy eating in the early years

15 November 2019

With more than a fifth of children either overweight or obese when they join Reception class, it is vital that healthy eating habits are instilled in children from a young age. A nutritious, balanced diet and sufficient physical activity are essential to a child’s long-term health and development, and good nutrition is also associated with improved learning and behaviour. Elizabeth Walker looks at the latest guidance for early years provisions on providing healthy meals and snacks for the young children in their care.

Building a Website

15 November 2019

Small businesses that don't have a website or need to update their existing online presence are now faced with a range of options. From e-commerce focused site builders to visual website building tools, Dave Howell assess the options.

Business in the Cloud

15 November 2019

Cloud computing has now expanded and evolved to offer a range of hosted services. Choosing the right cloud-based services is now critical to long-term profitability says Dave Howell

Mad World in search of sanity

13 November 2019

A packed Mad World Summit on 9 October in London presented high-profile speakers, including comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax and BBC’s Kate Silverton, and the latest technology to help us confront poor mental health at work. Yet with its focus on communications, apps and self-management, the role of legislation was sidelined.

Christmas parties and employee misconduct — what are the dangers?

13 November 2019

Christmas is just around the corner and many employers may be looking to organise the annual Christmas party. While this should be a fun experience for everyone concerned, should they be worried about the potential for employee misconduct? Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Trends in Public Sector Pay

13 November 2019

In this article, Tricia Palmer, HR consultant and leadership and personal coach, discusses recent trends in public sector pay and comments on the implications of pay freezes and the gender pay gap. She debates the comparisons between private and public sector pay and explores the Government’s ability to fund public sector pay awards.