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How To Make The Most Of Appraisals

How To Make The Most Of Appraisals

For many managers and employees, appraisals can be treated as a tick-box exercise. They’re an annual meeting to work through and then forget about. But when they’re done correctly and actions are taken as a result of what’s said in an appraisal, they can be very valuable. A recent article for Real Business highlighted what you should be doing to make sure your appraisals go […]

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Employees Benefiting From Fastest Wage Rise In 10 Yrs

Employees Benefiting From Fastest Wage Rise In 10 Yrs

Having the right qualifications certainly helps people acquire jobs that are tailored to their skillset, and therefore, likely to pay them more. And the focus on educating young people in the UK and equipping them with the appropriate skills and certificates for their desired career seems to be providing dividends, as the government has revealed wages are increasing at a rapid speed. The Department for […]

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Guidance Published To Identify Gender Pay Gap Causes

Guidance Published To Identify Gender Pay Gap Causes

Businesses have been lent a helping hand by the government in the identification of the causes of the gender pay gap with the publication of two new pieces of guidance to assist them in working out why they have a pay gap and what they can do to cut it. The Government Equalities Office guidance provides companies with step-by-step advice to develop an effective action […]

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New Electrical Inspection Rules For Private Rented Accommodation

New Electrical Inspection Rules For Private Rented Accommodation

Tenants are to be afforded greater protection thanks to a new government initiative bringing in tough new rules for electrical inspections in private rented accommodation. The measures have been designed to ensure that mandatory inspections are carried out by competent and qualified inspectors, part of the government’s commitment to push standards up in the sector. Landlords will now be legally required to make sure that […]

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Takeaways – Are You Providing Legally Required Allergen Information?

Takeaways – Are You Providing Legally Required Allergen Information?

Any company providing food to consumers needs to make sure they know exactly what they’re legally required to do in terms of food safety and hygiene in order to protect customers, particularly where allergies and allergic reactions are concerned. But it seems that there are some out there being particularly cavalier with consumer health, with a new BBC Panorama investigation revealing that there are a […]

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Retraining? What Are Future-Proof Jobs?

Retraining? What Are Future-Proof Jobs?

There’s a lot of talk about Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and the increasing automation of a number of processes. As a result, many jobs could be made obsolete, or certainly change considerably, due to the introduction of this new technology. But there are some professions that are set to stick around (more or less) in their current form for some time to come, which means […]

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Make Getting A Job Your New Year’s Resolution As Employment Figures Reach All-Time High

Make Getting A Job Your New Year’s Resolution As Employment Figures Reach All-Time High

There is just a couple of weeks until the start of 2019, so those who are currently unemployed or not in a career they enjoy could make getting a new job their ultimate New Year’s Resolution. While resolutions typically fail before January has even come to an end, this could be one you succeed in, as employment levels are now at an all-time joint high. […]

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Tips On Dealing With Drunk Punters At Christmas

Tips On Dealing With Drunk Punters At Christmas

Christmas and New Year are extremely busy times for bar staff, which is great for those who have undergone personal licensing training courses and want to boost their profits over the season. However, they should also be wary that with lots of punters keen to celebrate the festive season, they need to know how to handle customers who have had one drink too many. Here […]

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Fire Safety: What Your Business Should Know

Fire Safety: What Your Business Should Know

Following the Grenfell Tower disaster almost 18 months ago, fire safety is a topic that’s been coming up in the UK media with increasing frequency. However, because of the nature of that fire, more often than not it’s been focused on the building materials used. We think it’s also important to make sure you understand your obligations as a business though. There are some essential […]

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40% Over-50s Experienced Age Discrimination At Work

40% Over-50s Experienced Age Discrimination At Work

New research from SunLife has revealed that nearly four out of ten people over the age of 50 have experienced age discrimination in some form or other, with 62 per cent saying they think they’ve lost out on a job because of this. Approximately 72 per cent of those participating in the Welcome to Life After 50 campaign said they think the portrayal of their […]

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