The hidden dangers of asking recruits to be “happy”

30 September 2020

Arguably, one of the hardest things a business will do is recruit new staff. After all, they want to get the right person for the right role, something that can be challenging to get right. That said, while a job advert needs to attract the right people, it must also not in any way be discriminatory. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the dangers that can arise from certain employment requirements.

Making virtual instructor-led training work

30 September 2020

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many organisations have taken to using conferencing technology to deliver traditional instructor-led courses as virtual ones. Judith Christian-Carter looks at what is possible when using virtual instructor-led training (VILT).

Furlough Scheme: the changing structure

30 September 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) was put in place to support employers who were not able to operate as normal due to the pandemic.

A real test

30 September 2020

Landlords of privately-rented homes in England must now have the electrical installations inspected and tested at least every five years, explains Charlotte Lee.

Best foot forward

30 September 2020

Safety footwear manufacturers are constantly striving to improve the design and materials to improve the levels of protection and comfort offered, says Simon Ash.

Better Health weight loss campaign resources issued

30 September 2020

Free resources have been issued to allow interested parties such as employers to promote the government’s new Better Health weight loss and healthy lifestyle campaign to their workers.