Tags: Food

An expert has suggested that employers should make sure they are sympathetic and do not make workers feel guilty when they are sick. The head of good practice services at the Advisory, Conciliaton and Arbitration Service, Gill Trevelyan, suggested that genuine illness is likely to be cured quicker if at home as opposed to attempting…

The benefits of investment in employee wellness have been reported for both employers and employees in the form of improved health, productivity, morale and in cost savings. Dr Sandra Lee from Q-Active explains.

Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced that it will be embarking on a new training scheme and aims to train some 18,000 employees in its first year. The programme will see the creation of over 5,000 jobs during 2009 in what the company describes as "part of its continuing programme of store space expansion". It has…

McDonalds has highlighted the importance of investing in training for employees during "challenging economic times". The fast food chain has announced that it will be providing apprenticeships for up to 6,000 of its 72,000 workforce, which will make it the UK’s largest provider of apprenticeships. David Fairhurst, chief people officer, McDonald’s UK, explained that by…

The Government has done much to improve the regulation of relations between employers and employees and has introduced important new protections for vulnerable employees. Analysis by Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights Department, Trades Union Congress.

Employers should encourage their staff to switch off from their work at lunchtime, even if they eat at their desks, it has been suggested. According to the food and nutrition writer Amanda Grant, it is important that workers take time out to enjoy their lunch. Speaking on behalf of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,…

The practice of carbon offsetting is becoming increasingly popular among small companies, it has been suggested. According to John Buckley, founder of Carbon Footprint, such organisations are offsetting "more and more", with many making enquiries as to how to reduce their carbon emissions further. He said: "Tree planting is still very popular. I think people…