Diversity Training

When approaching the issue of educating your workforce about workplace diversity the main core focus should be on policy and planning, recruitment and selection, training and the development and retention of staff and to deliver upon all these as part of the formulation of your corporate identity. Independent Assessment There are many companies who specialise […]

Being an Effective E-Manager

‘’E-Manager’’ – a term coined some years ago to reflect the trend of managing a workforce who are now working from home (via various kinds of communication) or in other places such as team members in other countries. While still belonging to the same company and despite possibly having autonomous roles to perform, employees are […]

Workplace Security For Staff

Health and safety regulations also extend to your employer being responsible for implementing measures and procedures to ensure your own personal security. Personal safety breaches such as intruders committing a violent act upon staff are, fortunately, very rare indeed and, due to the nature of business in general, companies have to tread a fine line […]

Team building and Employee Wellbeing

There are too many employers who take a narrow-minded approach to their employees’ health. They may follow all of the statutory health and safety laws and try to create a pleasant atmosphere in which to work for the benefit of the welfare of their workforce. Nevertheless, employers can still often be left frustrated with a […]

Pre-Employment Screening

Many of us are usually only familiar with pre-employment screening or ‘background checks’ in conjunction with job applicants who might be seeking to work with children and other vulnerable people. However many other types of candidate vetting procedures are commonplace. Employers not only want to get the most qualified and suitable people working for them […]

Identifying Mental Health Problems at Work

Identifying mental health problems at work may seem an area full of difficulty – and it is. But to ignore the signs of mental ill health is to treat people who suffer from such problems less favourably than others. This is unfair and may infringe the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). DDA The DDA opposes discrimination […]

Improving Staff Morale in The Workplace

Although most of us would far prefer to be out enjoying our leisure time or on holiday than working for a living it’s also far better to enjoy our work than to loathe it. There are many ways in which an employer can motivate their workforce and boost morale but it’s a sad fact that […]

Essentials of a Safe Working Environment: A Case Study

Jenny Whiting is a local authority health and safety officer. The council she works for has a number of offices and public access sites. Part of her job is to inspect these and ensure safe working environments. Here Jenny discusses the type of things she looks for when she goes out on one of her […]

Carrying Out a Risk Assessment

It is compulsory for all businesses to carry out a risk assessment on their premises to ensure that their premises, and the activities they carry out on those premises, are safe. A risk assessment considers what might cause harm and assesses how to protect both customers and employees from the identified risk occurring. Different industries […]

Safety of Staff Working Externally: A Case Study

Three years ago, Ursula Lewis began a job as head of a government anti-fraud team. The purpose of the team was to investigate certain types of fraud in the community. Ursula therefore realised her first priority was to ensure the safety of the staff. A New Venture “”The staff were already in place when I […]