Charities and HR Policies – the difference from a Corporate

Helping Hands

 

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, …

How Can a Driving Offence Affect your Ability to Get Future Employment?

How Can a Driving Offence Affect your Ability to Get Future Employment?

Drivers with immaculate licences are either incredibly cautious motorists or incredibly lucky. Most of us can’t avoid the odd penalty point here and there… and it’s normal to make mistakes.

That said, there’s a world of difference between causing an accident while under the influence and driving a couple of mph above the speed limit. Depending on the severity of your offence, you might find that your record affects your ability to gain future employment; especially in this financial climate which is causing a growing number of stress related issues.

Background Checks

Your employer is within his or her …

Unpaid Internships: What’s Changed In The Past Year?

Unpaid Internships: What’s Changed In The Past Year?

 

At the moment, the government is attempting to claim almost £200,000 in unpaid wages for interns. National laws are very clear: anyone who works is allowed the minimum wage and many interns are juggling 9-to-5 jobs, with no means to live, unless they rely on the bank of mummy and daddy.

In December 2012, Labour MP Hazel Blears won a vote to disallow the advertisement of unpaid internships, as it’s an exploitative practice that amounts to slave labour. According to Intern Aware, the Government is failing to enforce the minimum wage (£6.19 an hour for over 21s) and …

The Cost of a Workplace Accident to Employers: Reduce Risks, Cut Costs

The Cost of a Workplace Accident to Employers: Reduce Risks, Cut Costs

 

Work accidents can be exceptionally expensive for businesses. Unfortunately, you can’t insure against everything. Putting good controls in place is absolutely crucial for minimising the amount of workplace accidents your company faces. Even the smallest injury can cost a business a lot of money. Imagine how a serious accident would affect your reputation. Would you be able to cope with the financial ramifications?

Your Insurance Policy

Insurance policies usually only cover the most serious situations. Insurance usually covers injury, poor health, and damage. What it doesn’t cover is lost time, extra wages or overtime payments, sick pay, production delays, …

Top Tips for Creating a Great Home Office

Top Tips for Creating a Great Home Office

Working from home is becoming increasingly more common. Alongside traditional self-employed freelancers and small independent businesses, computer and internet based roles are on the increase. The result is more workers from a variety of industry sectors forgoing office life in favour of working from home.

Here are some top tips on how to optimise your home office for a more productive environment.

1 – Choose the right furniture

If you’re working from home, it’s essential that you keep things organised – particularly if you’re running your own business. The right storage will mean you’re less likely to lose important documents, …

Why choose to study at LSBF?

Why choose to study at LSBF?

For those interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise through education, the decision of where to study is an important one. While the qualification you gain is the ultimate aim, where you choose to gain this qualification can have a huge bearing on the success you achieve.

London School of Business Finance or LSBF is one popular option for those looking to expand their knowledge of these prime areas of employment but just why should you choose to study there?

Centre of the action

As the financial hub of the UK and a key leader in the European markets, London …

How to design the best experience for your staff events

The V&A Museum

 

Whether you are a small business or a huge international company when it comes to looking after your staff it’s important to get it right. Staff entertainment, parties and conferences are key here. Whilst the overall cost may seem high the cost per head represents true value for money. These points will help you decide what will work best and most important how to make sure your money will go as far as possible.

Deciding what’s best: Think about your message and what you would like to communicate. If it’s a key business message perhaps a conference is best, …