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.

Reuse: rethinking packaging

12 November 2019

The circular economy model potentially represents one of the most promising methods of preventing climate catastrophe and ensuring a more sustainable future. Here Tim and Caroline Hand examine four models of reuse discussed in a recent report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.