‘We have to fight for a better world’

20 October 2021

We must champion diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace regardless of race, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation, says Gloria Mills, president of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).

Business resilience and wellbeing

20 October 2021

Boosting employee wellbeing can make a business more resilient to unexpected challenges and shocks, says Mike Robinson.

How technology is evolving to better protect lone workers

20 October 2021

Personal alarm devices that allow lone workers to call for help can now be integrated with technology such as body-worn and vehicle-mounted cameras, providing an additional level of protection, says Naz Dossa.

Maintaining general fire precautions

20 October 2021

The maintenance of general fire precautions is already a legal requirement under the respective UK fire safety regulations. However, there is likely to be more formal guidance produced in relation to this requirement in order to improve fire safety. As Mike Sopp explains, meeting legislative compliance by following British Standards should form part of the overall management of fire safety in all regulated buildings.

Moving forwards by data-driven decisions

20 October 2021

How do successful organisations make decisions? They are successful because they base their decisions on data. Data analytics have become a hot concept over the last few years and one that shows no sign of abating. Unlike some learning and development (L&D) concepts, this one is here to stay and for all the right reasons. In this article Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at how data can be used as an essential part of achieving a continuous learning culture.

How clinical and care professionals will influence the statutory Integrated Care Systems

20 October 2021

In September, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) published guidance on how to achieve the vision of a fully inclusive, multi-professional clinical and care leadership role, working equally with local government, social care and other partners, in developing and delivering the transition from clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to the new statutory Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) from April 2022.

The National Tutoring Programme

20 October 2021

The National Tutoring Programme was put in place to help pupils catch up after the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. Former headteacher Michael Evans examines its provisions.