Call for NHS to change the way it hires temporary staff

15 November 2019

If the frameworks that the NHS uses to procure temporary staff remain focused only on buying the cheapest option, quality of care may suffer, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Real Living Wage set for pre-Christmas increases

14 November 2019

As seasonal spending increases, thousands of people are set to enjoy a timely pay rise — provided they work for one of the almost 6000 real Living Wage employers across the country.

Brexit extension — what does this mean for organisations?

1 November 2019

Many organisations will no doubt have been struggling to keep up with Brexit as it has unfolded over the last few months, but it seems that we now finally have a little bit more certainty. As of 28 October, the EU has agreed, in principle, to extend the deadline for which the UK is set to leave the EU until 31 January 2020. This new date is therefore the end of a further period of time within which the UK can aim to put forward, and have accepted into law, a Brexit deal.

Handwashing in a working day keeps the superbugs at bay

25 October 2019

The value of proper handwashing, rather than a quick rinse under a running tap, after trips to the bathroom during a busy working day has been illustrated by new research which indicates that poor toilet hygiene, rather than undercooked chicken and pork, is the key factor behind the spread of deadly strains of E.coli superbugs.