Tags: work

Students must make themselves attractive to future employers

Students are leaving secondary and tertiary education without the necessary skills or understanding of how to articulate their skills and make themselves attractive to future employers say education HR specialists SYLO Associates. As the post-education job market becomes increasingly competitive, SYLO Associates argue that students are leaving education unprepared for the real world of job…

Worker suffers life changing injuries after being hit by falling machinery

A Hereford company that produces nickel alloys has been fined after an employee suffered life-threatening injuries when he was crushed and burned by falling machinery. 37-year-old foundryman Stephen Bond-Lewis, of Hereford, was removing waste material from a metal casting machine at Special Metals Wiggin Ltd when part of it became detached, fell forward and pinned…

Vending machine firm fined after employee falls through roof

An employee at a vending machine supplier in Skelmersdale was lucky to escape with minor injuries after he fell through a fragile roof, a court has heard. The 40-year-old from Runcorn, who has asked not to be named, had been clearing out the gutters at Paragon International Ltd, on Paddock Road, on 4 September last…

Government unveils Draft Deregulation Bill

The Government published its draft Deregulation Bill, which looks to reform rules about health and safety, apprentices and employment law. The proposed legislation, aimed at reducing health and safety regulations, limiting powers of employment tribunals and generally easing red tape on businesses, will now be scrutinised by a joint committee of MPs and peers. It…

Dr Lynda Shaw – What gender differences still exist at work?

With much talk in the media that gender differences still exist in the workplace, cognitive neuroscientist and age diversity specialist, Dr Lynda Shaw, conducted detailed research to find out what some of these perceived gender differences in the workplace are in 2013. In the survey male respondents rated themselves as more ambitious than the female…

ONS figures show older employees choose to stay in work

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have revealed that Britain’s workforce grew by 24,000 to 29.76 million from February to April compared with the previous quarter, predominantly down to a rise in the number of pensioners seeking work or delaying retirement. The number of workers in Britain aged over 65 has risen above 1 million…

Woman awarded £12,293 after suffering sexual harassment

A woman has been awarded £12,293 after an industrial tribunal ruled that she suffered sexual harassment at work. Noeleen McAleenon took a case against Autism Initiatives NI in west Belfast, over harassment from a male co-worker. She initially raised the issue with her employer, but resigned over concerns that they had not dealt with it…

TimeOFF – Employees’ Leave Request App for SharePoint

Meet the first HR application in the Office 365 Marketplace, created by Fild.NET, a Poland-based company specializing in advanced Microsoft solutions TimeOff for SharePoint 2013, streamlining the process of submitting and processing employees’ leave requests, is the first app designed for Human Resources departments to be found in the Office 365 Marketplace. The creator of…

CIPD says corporate responsibility becoming more important

According to research conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 56% of general managers consider HR’s contribution to their organisations’ corporate responsibility agenda as vital. However, the fact that 81% of HR managers feel they are vital shows a clear reality gap between where HR would like to be in leading corporate…