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Health & Safety Investigation For Almost Famous After Customer Death?

Health & Safety Investigation For Almost Famous After Customer Death?

Manchester-based burger chain Almost Famous may well be investigated for health and safety failures after a customer died from a dairy allergy as a result of eating a chicken burger marinated in buttermilk. Shahida Shahid, am 18-year-old maths student at Manchester University, had been informed by staff members that she could eat the chicken burger even after informing them of her allergies, the Manchester Evening […]

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What Can You Do To Retain Employees In 2018?

What Can You Do To Retain Employees In 2018?

It’s no secret that January tends to be a time of year when more people start looking at their career options and considering a change. For employers, this can be worrying, especially if you see a number of members of staff all leaving at the same time. If you’re concerned about staff retention going into 2018, you may want to look into some simple steps […]

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7 Top Tips For Learning A Foreign Language

7 Top Tips For Learning A Foreign Language

With the start of a new year on the horizon, now’s the time to sit down and work out what resolutions you want to make. New research from TSB has just revealed that people will spend about £200 on their resolutions, resolutions that they don’t end up keeping more often than not… and £34 is the amount that people would typically spend on learning a […]

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Do You Know How To Deal With Workplace Bullying?

Do You Know How To Deal With Workplace Bullying?

Bullying isn’t something that’s confined to school playgrounds, sadly it can permeate into every area of our lives. When it comes to workplace bullying, it can be a difficult topic to tackle. You need to have a way for employees to tell you that it’s going on, as well as have policies and procedures in place to deal with any incidents. HR News recently offered […]

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Acting Union Investigates Solutions To Sexual Harassment Crisis

Acting Union Investigates Solutions To Sexual Harassment Crisis

If you’ve been anywhere near the news over the last few weeks, you’ll know that the acting industry (primarily in Hollywood, although it has affected productions in the UK as well) is currently facing a sexual harassment crisis. Big name stars like Kevin Spacey, Ed Westwick, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Dreyfuss, Dustin Hoffman, Harvey Weinstein and more have had accusations levelled at them over the last […]

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Sexual Harassment Training Has Never Been More Relevant

Sexual Harassment Training Has Never Been More Relevant

Sexual harassment and victimisation in the workplace are being talked about more than ever before, due to recent revelations about everyone from MPs through to media moguls and people in the media industry. This means that this hot topic will be on many people’s lips and while it is important to encourage debate in the workplace it is also important to avoid misinformation from spreading. […]

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26% Of Younger Brits ‘Have Bullied Or Insulted Someone Online’

26% Of Younger Brits ‘Have Bullied Or Insulted Someone Online’

If you have a younger workforce with some members of staff aged between 16 and 18, it might be wise to send them on personal training courses so you know that they’re behaving in a responsible and grown-up manner, whether they’re in the office or not. New research from think-tank Demos has found that 26 per cent of those aged between 16 and 18 have […]

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Fears Grow That Colwyn Bay Pier Asbestos Could Contaminate Beach

Fears Grow That Colwyn Bay Pier Asbestos Could Contaminate Beach

A Conwy Council report has issued a stark warning that asbestos sheeting used in the construction of Colwyn Bay pier’s main pavilion in the 30s could break up and potentially contaminate the beach. According to the BBC, the pier has been closed since 2008 and actually started to collapse at the start of the year. A storm resulted in further damage to the structure and […]

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Specialist Fire Safety Staff Numbers ‘On The Decline’

Specialist Fire Safety Staff Numbers ‘On The Decline’

An investigation by the Guardian newspaper has revealed that the numbers of specialist fire safety staff members in fire services across England are dropping. A Freedom of Information request found that the numbers of these workers in 26 fire services around the country have fallen from 924 to 680 between 2011 and 2017. These fire safety officers conduct inspections of high-risk buildings to make sure […]

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Construction ‘Needs 1 Million More Workers By 2020’

Construction ‘Needs 1 Million More Workers By 2020’

The construction industry in the UK is in need of a million more skilled workers by 2020 and one chief is urging every corner of the industry to help bring new talent into British building. Leo Quinn, chief executive of Balfour Beatty, one of the country’s biggest construction companies, has called for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to do more to address the skills […]

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