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All items: Work organisation

  • Why HR should step up and support working carers

    Date:
    27 June 2017

    The UK's social care crisis was a hot topic during this month's general election, serving to highlight the growing number of people who have to juggle work with caring responsibilities. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits, looks at how employers can support staff who are carers.

  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

  • Could "associate EU citizenship" become a worthwhile employee perk?

    Date:
    16 January 2017

    The proposal by an MEP that UK nationals could take out "associate EU citizenship" could appeal to UK employers who want to move staff around offices in different EU countries. But is it likely to be endorsed by the Government after a "hard Brexit"?

  • Why the talent function needs to work more closely with global mobility

    Date:
    15 December 2016

    International assignments play a positive role in career advancement, so why is global mobility not linked more closely to talent initiatives?

  • Wearable technology: what employers need to know

    Date:
    7 July 2015

    Wearable technology, such as Google Glass, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple Watch, can collect, analyse and share information about the wearer and the people with whom they interact. Marian Derham and Charlie Thompson from Harbottle & Lewis look at the legal impact of this technology in the workplace.

  • Managing the risks to lone workers

    Date:
    1 December 2012

    Lone workers can face risks those in an office environment may not even think about. Occupational Health explains how to evaluate these and handle them effectively.

  • Safety and financial issues to consider when travelling for business

    Date:
    1 September 2012

    Travelling for business has similar risks as travelling for leisure, but an employer must consider additional safety and financial issues. Gael Somerville, regional nurse manager at travel health specialist MASTA, explains.

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