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Why there needs to be training about microaggressions

Why there needs to be training about microaggressions

Discrimination can appear in many different forms, in and out of the workplace, and sometimes it is more obvious than others. Perhaps it’s discovering a male coworker is on a higher salary for the same role or refusing to hire a transgender person. But at times, discrimination can be quietly subversive too, such as snide passing comments. Some employees are subject to put-downs and insults […]

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3 Predictions For Workplace Training, Post-coronavirus

3 Predictions For Workplace Training, Post-coronavirus

Workplaces across the world have suffered immensely during the past few months, and many companies will reopen to a different version of their former selves. Whether it’s continuing to adjust procedures to enable employees to still work remotely, or social distancing measures in the office, there’s going to be a lot to take in. One department that will certainly feel the pressure will be training […]

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Extra Food Safety Training Delivered In NI Due To Covid-19

Extra Food Safety Training Delivered In NI Due To Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit many of us hard and has resulted in significant changes to the way we live our lives. The hospitality industry in the UK has been especially hard-hit, with restaurants and pubs forced to close during the lockdown and yet to reopen. Of course, during this time we’ve all been stocking up on the food in our cupboards and that means […]

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Advice For Efficient Working From Home

Advice For Efficient Working From Home

Despite the UK government announcing that some professions can get back to work in May, the advice still remains that anyone who can work from home should continue to do so. For many people, working from home has presented a challenge, as well as an opportunity to assess the likes of work-life balance. With no definitive end in sight to the lockdown conditions in the […]

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50 Million Pints Of Beer To Go To Waste?

50 Million Pints Of Beer To Go To Waste?

If pubs stay closed into the summer months because of the pandemic, it’s thought that some 50 million pints of beer could go unused, with businesses now unable to sell their stock except for providing takeaways and home deliveries. Speaking to the BBC, chief executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) Tom Stainer observed just how sad the situation is and what a waste […]

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Do You Make The Most Of Work Meetings?

Do You Make The Most Of Work Meetings?

There are many jobs where you may feel as though you spend more of your time in meetings than actually doing the work you’re paid for. Everyone would agree that it’s important to make meetings as effective as possible, and the ways in which to do this may evolve with more people working from home at present. A recent article for Forbes highlighted research by […]

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Consumers Demand Adventurous Flavours

Consumers Demand Adventurous Flavours

It has become crucial for publicans to keep up with the public demand for adventurous flavours and innovative drinks, and in particular the growth of the mixers market, according to the Morning Advertiser. Licensed drinks outlets are taking advantage of the new trends and releases in the mixer market, buoyed by the public’s exploration of new and interesting flavours, to help ensure 2020 is a […]

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China Town Restaurants Deserted Following Coronavirus Outbreak

China Town Restaurants Deserted Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Over the last few weeks, coronavirus has become a global epidemic, affecting thousands of people in China and beyond, and killing more than 1,000 people so far. Having originated in Wuhan, people have been advised to leave the area in central China and seek treatment as soon as possible. However, it is not just those in China who have been affected by the flu-like virus, […]

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AMR Bacteria Present In Retail Chicken ‘In Decline’

AMR Bacteria Present In Retail Chicken ‘In Decline’

The results of an annual survey testing fresh chicken on sale in the UK to see if they are contaminated with antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) E. coli and AMR campylobacter have been published, revealing an overall decline in contamination for 2017-2018 in comparison to previous years. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) study seems to suggest that tighter controls on antimicrobial usage in industry could be having a […]

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The Importance Of Food Hygiene Training

The Importance Of Food Hygiene Training

Whether you are setting up a catering business for yourself or want a job working in a restaurant, bar or café, it is important to embark on food hygiene training courses. Here are just some reasons why brushing up on your knowledge of food hygiene would not only reduce the chance of contamination, but also improve your career prospects.   – Training is necessary According […]

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