Is An Office Pet A Good Idea or A Great Distraction?

There’s a growing trend in UK offices with 1 in 5 now allowing a pet in the workplace. It’s becoming more and more common for business owners to bring their pet into the office on a regular basis or allow their employees to bring their pet to work for the day. You may even be […]

How To Write A Smoking Policy For Your Workplace

Since 2007 smoking in public places and enclosed work spaces has been banned in the UK, which seems to have contributed to a decline in smoking throughout the country. However, there are still over 9 million British adult smokers, so it’s more than likely that there are a couple of smokers in your business – […]

Employee Ghosting: What Is It and How Can You Stop It?

There’s a new HR headache in town and it’s called, ghosting. A term coined in the modern-day world of dating to describe the action of not turning up for a date, or no longer responding to messages and cutting all communication from someone without an explanation or conversation.

Understanding the Basics of Food Safety at Work

Food safety is a general term for the food industry that refers to things like hygiene, allergies and inspections, and if you/your business handles food in any capacity (whether you cook, serve, store, deliver etc.) then you must be aware of, and compliant with, food safety laws in the UK. The Food Safety Act 1990 […]

Shocking Statistics About Women in the Workplace

International Women’s Day takes place on Friday 8th March and it’s always great to hear about all the achievements and great strides being made by women around the world every day. However, it’s also important to recognise that there is still progress to be made when it comes to women in the workplace and being […]

Can You Ban Mobile Phones in the Workplace?

Mobile phones can be a massive distraction when at work and with a recent survey by Statista showing that 96% of adults in the UK own a mobile phone and 8 out of 10 people bring that phone to work, it’s no wonder that employers may often consider a workplace wide ban.

Managing Romance in the Workplace

Given the amount of time most of us spend at work (the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime), it’s understandable that romantic relationships might develop.

Change in Enforcement of Welding Fume Control

HSE are now adopting the stance that all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume, can cause lung cancer based on new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer. As a result, the HSE have issued a Safety Bulletin via their website outlining the changes to their enforcement expectations for all welding […]

Guide To Risk Assessments For New and Expectant Mothers

The safety of your employees must always be a top priority and, though it can never be guaranteed, there are many actions you should take to reduce risks and ensure your workers that you take their health and safety seriously. One of these actions is to regularly conduct a general risk assessment of your workplace.