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One third of companies would replace their C-suite execs

Almost one third of companies would replace their C-suite execs if given the opportunity, according to the latest report among 23,000 senior leaders from member-based advisory firm CEB. Boards currently do not have confidence that incumbent leaders are competent to deal with new working practices. On top of the traditional skills of organising and directing employees and…

Companies prosecuted following multiple asbestos failings

A court has heard how workers were exposed to dangerous asbestos fibres following a number of errors by an engineering company and a building firm during a demolition and refurbishment project in Swansea. Neath Magistrates’ Court was told that the project was badly managed, with untrained staff put in charge of the operation, and was…

To beat the recession 46% of companies provided more training for their staff in 2012

In a recent survey of over 1,800 HR & Training Manager’s across the UK – conducted by international training firm MTD Training – 46% of companies said that they had provided more training for their staff in 2012 in order to boost their business and beat the recession. Businesses within the UK are now appreciating…

Lapsed inspection regime costs company £25,000

West Midlands company H&E Knowles (Lye) Limited has been fined £18,000 after a worker was nearly killed by a faulty pneumatic metal press, Wayne Hill suffered severe injuries after a machine for pressing metal sheets into wheelbarrows crushed his head when it unexpectedly started working while the maintenance engineer was trying to repair the press.…

Gender diversity improves company performance, says Credit Suisse

Firms with at least one woman on their board outperform rivals with no women at the top table, new research by Credit Suisse has found. Overall, blue-chip organisations with at least one woman on the board have outperformed rivals without women at the top table by 26% over the last six years. Those with female…

First NHS organisation fined by ICO

The first NHS organisation has been served a monetary penalty of £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act. The Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABHB) was issued with a penalty of £70,000 after a sensitive report – containing explicit details relating to a patient’s health – was…

40% believe UK regulation puts them off employing staff

Recent survey evidence commissioned by BIS has provided revealing information on the perceptions of business about employment law, highlighting the key perceived barriers to recruitment and growth, and painting an interesting picture as to the perception of employment and health and safety regulation in the UK today. The survey suggests that 40% of employers agree…

Building firm prosecuted over worker’s fall

A building firm has been prosecuted after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell from a damaged scaffolding plank at a site in South Warwickshire. Sibbasbridge Ltd pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 6(3) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and was fined £12,000 and ordered to pay £3,353 costs. Regulation 6(3) of the…

Employers back Government’s focus on quality of Apprenticeships

The following employers have signed the letter below to highlight their commitment to Apprenticeships: We warmly welcome the Government’s focus on Apprenticeships and its efforts to guarantee the quality of Apprenticeships. The best Apprenticeships provide high quality training to individuals while they are in work resulting in skilled, confident staff that are critical for a…

Worker receives £2m over brain injury accident

At the High Court in London a former groundsman of the Castle Combe racing track has been awarded £2m plus a £250K payment followed by an annual payment of £205K over an accident which left him brain damaged when he fell from a lorry during windy conditions while gathering metal advertising hoardings at the circuit.

Money isn’t everything according to next generation of business leaders

Firms should tackle social issues with the same vigour as day-to-day business requirements if they want to engage with the next generation of influential leaders, according to the results of a recent survey by Deloitte. Deloitte’s Millennial Survey and EIU Societal Propose Survey research[1] indicated that more than 92 per cent of millennials, a term…

Small and medium enterprises unprepared for the opportunities surrounding the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

A survey conducted by Cisco, the official network infrastructure provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has revealed that although SMEs believe they will have to reassess certain areas of their business ahead of London 2012, nearly half of the companies surveyed have yet to make the necessary preparations. The survey asked SME…