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Musculoskeletal and eye-related complaints need to be addressed by employers

Back Pain

 

Musculoskeletal and eye-related complaints appear to be a common occurrence in every day office life. And a survey we conducted at the Post Office Shop has found that back pain is the most prevalent complaint leaving four in ten desk bound employees in regular discomfort.

According to the Work Foundation, back pain alone costs the UK economy £7bn a year in work-related absences.

But it’s not just back pain that employers should be concerned about. Our poll compiled from over 1,100 responses found that there are a variety of musculoskeletal and eye disorders which are prevalent at work.

After …

Cycle to Work Scheme – What you need to know

Cycle to Work Scheme – What you need to know

 

With the costs of public transport rising every year, many people are ditching the underground for a healthier alternative and cycling to work. For the casual cyclist, a popular option is to go down the ‘Boris Bike’ route, but those cycling regularly often prefer to buy their own bike for greater speed and comfort.

The Government’s Cycle to Work Scheme enables employees, working at registered companies, to save hundreds of pounds on a new bike. But how does the scheme work?

  • Registration – Your employers need to first register for the scheme. If they haven’t already done

Tackling Unemployment Problems Using Charities

Tackling Unemployment Problems Using Charities

Unemployment – especially for the young – is an exceptionally challenging issue; with many people out of work, there are massive social ramifications for the whole country and the economy. That’s why, in 2012, David Cameron released the Work Programme – a training scheme that aims to resolve the country’s unemployment issues. However, charities have been threatening to leave the scheme behind, after private firms have been calling the idea hugely profiteering.

So What’s The Dealy-o?

The government has decided to pay a select few companies between £4,000 and £13,700 per employee they bring on board long term. Can anyone

2014 Employment Law Changes which May Affect You

2014 Employment Law Changes which May Affect You

As of the 31st January 2014, the TUPE changes have flown into action! The whole point of TUPE is to make employment easier on companies, rather than employees. Some of the reforms include a change of workplace location not necessarily leading to ‘unfair’ redundancies.

Early Conciliation

Conciliation will be mandatory for anyone who is looking to lodge a complaint with the Employment Tribunal. All claimants will have to notify ACAS first and then undergo mediation. If the conciliation falls apart, the claim can escalate and face the scrutiny of the Tribunal.

Employment Tribunal Placing Financial Penalties on Employers

HR Steps to Counteract Fraud in Your Company

HR Steps to Counteract Fraud in Your Company

 

Fraud is a complex criminal threat that presses heavily on the mind of every business. Important companies with a lot to protect always set up sophisticated systems to stop outside attacks. Some of the worries include, loss of intellectual property, loss of customer data, unauthorised transactions, money laundering, and corrupt payments.

Often fraud is committed on the inside, where the individual or group knows the internal weaknesses and how to exploit them. This kind of threat can come from any level of the company, and here’s where the Human Resources department is a security firewall that can help protect …

Getting Hired: Why Certification Programs Get You in the Door

Certified

 

As consumers continue to increase their use of information technology services, the job outlook in the IT sector is predicting rapid growth.  Even non-tech businesses are expanding their use of networking technology, mobile app marketing, and online presence in order to stay current.   Technology is the cornerstone of efficiency for every business, regardless of the industry. This creates tremendous opportunities for those that are interested in gaining employment in information technology or advancing to a better position.  With the continuous advancements in software, it is no longer enough to enter the job market with a general diploma or

Charities and HR Policies – the difference from a Corporate

Charities and HR Policies – the difference from a Corporate


 

Depending on personal preference, working for a charity can sometimes be a lot more rewarding than working for a corporate centre or a bank because as a non profit company its main goal isn’t revenue.

Instead, with their values being based on helping others and making the world a better place, very often working for a big name company doesn’t give you the same satisfaction and inner happiness that working for a charity can bring.

But what about employee well being? Is it different between charity and corporate offices? Generally speaking, certain departments within charities have smaller numbers than …

Safeguarding Your Workforce With Safety Barriers

Safeguarding Your Workforce With Safety Barriers

 

 

It is a fundamental part of the responsibility of employers to provide a safe and fully functional workplace for all employees. If you are found wanting in this area, the cost not only to finances but also the company’s reputation can be substantial.

It has been shown that workers suffering injuries through accidents at their workplace can cost employers a great deal. For this reason, your workplace should make the most of modern safety barriers in order to safeguard your workforce.

Safety barriers to prevent accidents

Health and safety issues at work are quite rightly at the top …

Employment Law, What Employees Need To Know

Employment Law, What Employees Need To Know

 

Employment law can often be difficult to understand for the average employee, but the basics of employment law are simple to understand for most people to ensure their terms of employment are both legal and fair. Employment law takes on two basic areas, which are the contracted terms of employment and the employee’s statutory rights. No matter what terms of employment an employee agrees to they must meet as a minimum the rules and regulations approved by the UK Parliament. When the agreed terms of employment included in a contract of employment supersede the laws introduced by Parliament, the …

A new Venue Matching service for London

A new Venue Matching service for London

 

Whether looking for a private room in a bar for a leaving drinks or organising your company conference or Christmas party, choosing the right venue is one of the most challenging and important factors in the success of the event.  But with over 1,000 events venues in London, making sure that you haven’t missed a new venue or a hidden gem, is one of the greatest concerns for event organisers.

However, help is now at hand, with the launch of a brand new listings site, venuesearchlondon.com, which will match your event requirements with a shortlist of suitable venues, …