Menopause: managing the change of life in the workplace

24 April 2019

Treating women as equal to men does not mean treating the two sexes the same. Women are different biologically and this may need to be taken into account at work. Gordon Tranter investigates how the menopause can affect women’s health in the workplace and suggests how employers can provide support to enable women to continue to work comfortably and productively during this time.

A “no-deal” Brexit: implications for employment law and immigration

12 April 2019

Stuart Chamberlain, author and senior employment consultant at Croner-i, considers the implications for employment law and immigration if the Government is unable to obtain Parliament’s approval for withdrawal from the EU and there is “no deal” when the UK leaves the EU. He distinguishes between the short-term and long-term effects and implications and offers some advice to employers.

Vaping at work: e-cigarettes in the spotlight again

4 March 2019

Vaping has dramatically risen in popularity in recent years, and is increasingly seen as a viable aid to quitting cigarette smoking. Consequently, employers need to ensure they set out clear policies in order to deal with e-cigarettes in the workplace, particularly since official health advice now unequivocally states that vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking. Vicky Powell examines the work-related health implications of these trends.

The right to work in the UK

28 February 2019

An employer may only take on an individual to work if they have the right to work in the UK. This article by Stuart Chamberlain is intended as a general guide and update on the right to work in the UK for employers and HR practitioners.

Time to Talk Day — 7 February 2019

30 January 2019

According to NHS Digital, one in six people have been reported to have experienced a common mental health problem in any given week in the UK. On 7 February 2019, the UK acknowledges Time to Talk Day (TTTD) — a campaign created by the UK mental health charity, Time to Change.

The wellbeing agenda

30 January 2019

Anyone who began their career before 2000 could be forgiven if they find it challenging to keep pace with the many current shifts in thinking about work, employment and organisations says Tricia Palmer.

What people predict for eLearning

30 January 2019

The start of a new year often sees a plethora of predictions as to what the future holds and L&D is no exception in this regard. The world of eLearning may have been comparatively quiet recently but much has been going on behind the scenes with new tools, techniques and technologies being developed. Here, Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at what some L&D professionals are predicting for eLearning in 2019.

Responding to highly inappropriate language in the workplace

23 January 2019

The founder of Papa John’s resigned because of a single use of the n-word. Gudrun Limbrick considers whether resignation or dismissal is the right response to using a single word which, in some arenas, is in common use.