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Slip, trip and fall incidents in the workplace cost 40 workers their lives last year and cost society an estimated £800 million each year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) warned today as it launched a hard-hitting campaign. HSE figures show that slips and trips are the most common cause of major workplace injury in…

The TUC called on the Government to give agency workers real protection from exploitation and genuine equal treatment on pay, holiday and hours, as it published its response to the draft Agency Worker Regulations consultation on Tuesday, 23 Dec 2009. The draft Regulations seek to implement the EU Temporary Agency Worker Directive into UK law.…

The CIPD’s Ben Willmott warns about the dangers of Christmas parties in a report issued to co-incide with the festive season. One in ten workers know of someone from their organisation who has either been disciplined or dismissed for inappropriate behaviour at the staff Christmas party, a survey of 2,000 employees by the Chartered Institute…

The time may have come where HR departments have begun to busily prepare for the work Christmas party, but it is the duty of employers to inform employees of their responsibilities at such celebrations, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed. Ben Wilmott, senior public policy adviser for the CIPD, said it…

McDonalds has urged other businesses to recruit older workers, in news which could reduce age discrimination. The fast-food chain has claimed that older employees can increase customer satisfaction and were found to do so in the eateries. A study carried out by Lancaster University Management School revealed that where kitchen staff and managers in McDonalds’…

A HR manager who won £1,000 to spend on training at the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development is set to pass on the skills he picked up to others. Andy Symonds, who works for Golden Wonder in Scunthorpe, used his prize money to fund training on how to supervise and teach others in matters of…

Among the new faces brought by the influx of immigrants to Western countries, is an increasing Muslim population. Catherine Trombley, Global Mobility Specialist, from Rutherfoord International explains how to better understand the Muslim Colleagues in your workplace.

Businesses are being advised that their budgets may increase as a result of the lower costs that are likely to be prompted by reduced regulatory charges. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced that it has reduced the cost of maintaining such permits by 60 per cent for any small or medium-sized…

Leading independent HR expert Chris Roebuck today predicted that the NHS could significantly reduce the impact of major budget cuts provided it was able to fully harness the skills and commitment of its staff. But he warned that the organisation had under two years to make the necessary changes before it faced cuts estimated to…

Paul Whitehouse, chairman of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA), estimates that 10 to 15 per cent of food supply workers are exploited. As a result, the GLA has announced a new consultation to combat the mistreatment of such workers with the help of UK supermarkets. The GLA is a government agency set up to protect…

Clients and contacts of UK law firm Dundas & Wilson have something new to get their teeth into during their lunch breaks. They’re being offered an innovative series of live online lunchtime seminars giving them easily digestible legal updates while they tuck into their sandwiches. Branded ‘Lunchtime Online’, the sessions will allow invited participants to…

Introduction Iceland Frozen Foods Ltd, the UK frozen food retailer which operates 700 stores and employs 18,000 people across the United Kingdom has selected the Jobtrain e-recruitment system to handle recruitment across its UK operation. Overview Jobtrain Solutions has been working with Iceland, to implement the Jobtrain candidate management solution to provide a more efficient…

Nestlé UK has always had a well developed Occupational Health and Safety program. However, in line with a business transition from a Food and Beverage manufacturer to a focused Health, Nutrition and Wellness business, over the last 12 months, Nestlé have transitioned OH towards a more integrated “employee wellness” scheme that impacts ALL of its 6,000 employees in the UK. Dr David Batman explains more.