Learning and development in the next decade

23 December 2019

As we move into the next decade, it is tempting to start thinking about how L&D will continue to develop and change. While “crystal-ball” gazing can be fun for some, for others it is often a waste of time and effort. Much better then, is to think about what are likely to be some of the more immediate requirements in order to start the new decade in style. Here Judith Christian-Carter, individual learning consultant, provides a taster of some of the topics which will be addressed in the first half of 2020.

Remote office working — the pros and cons

18 December 2019

With employees increasingly looking for roles that move away from the traditional nine to five, office-based environment, remote office working can prove to be popular amongst a workforce. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the implications of this arrangement.

National Minimum Wage — exemptions

11 December 2019

While most employees and workers will be entitled to the National Minimum Wage (NMW), there are certain groups who are exempt from this requirement, meaning they are free to agree their own rate of payment. Croner Taxwise explains the groups and where the exemptions lie.

Risk assessment and automated external defibrillators

8 December 2019

An estimated 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the UK and, as such, organisations are encouraged to consider having automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the workplace. The decision to install an AED should, says Mike Sopp, be based on a needs assessment.

AI and automation in the workplace — what do employers need to know?

5 December 2019

Technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine automation, is becoming increasingly common in the modern workplace. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, argues that there are numerous benefits to introducing such systems but that it should be done carefully.

The right to be accompanied

4 December 2019

The whole issue of an employee’s and worker’s right to be accompanied can often cause problems for employers. Stuart Chamberlain, author and senior employment law consultant at Croner-i explains the central issues and provides advice.

Bribery and corporate hospitality

28 November 2019

What is and what is not allowed in corporate gifts and hospitality? What is the difference between an innocent gift and a potential bribe? Stuart Chamberlain, Croner-i author and senior employment law consultant, explains.

End of the leave year — should employees carry over leave?

27 November 2019

Many companies may operate a January to December leave year and, with the end of 2019 in sight, time may be running out for employees to take their leave. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores whether employers should permit their employees to carry leave over into the next leave year.

Plugging the skills gap — areas of capability

27 November 2019

Following on from Plugging the skills gap, this article looks at the steps organisations can take in four key areas of capability in order to plug skills gaps. If skills gaps are not plugged organisations will cease being successful, so it is vital that any useful advice is taken on board. Here, Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at what can be done in this regard.