Family Friendly Working

At one time starting a family almost invariably meant that a woman’s working life would have to be put on hold, while fathers were left to muddle through the best they could. However, a host of relatively new laws coupled with changing attitudes across the business world are making things much easier for working mums […]

Employer Has Changed My Shifts: What Are My Rights?

Q. I have been asked to work nights, I have no one to look after my son on some of the nights I am wanted to work. There is still a day shift running on the section that I am currently working on. What are my rights to stay on the day shift if my […]

How To Get Your Work/ Life Balance Right

The issue of finding and attaining a good balance between work commitments and a personal life has become even more of a key factor than money or job prospects in recent years when considering a new job or Career Change. There are a number of different categories of people who are keener on seeking a […]

Horizon Scanning: Identifying Future Safety Issues

Horizon scanning is not a term that’s in common use. It refers to the systematic study of possible threats, opportunities and developments. In the context of safety, horizon scanning is a useful tool. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), for example, uses it to examine future changes and trends. The purpose is to prepare for […]

Flexible Working

Flexible working has become more popular over recent years due to the changing needs of customers and employees. Many employers think that it’s a sensible move and brings numerous improvements. Advantages for Employers Flexible working creates greater cost-effectiveness and efficiency, such as saving on overheads when employees Work From Home or less downtime for machinery […]