Personal Hygiene

Stopping a stink in the workplace

Nobody likes an awkward conversation. And they don’t get much more awkward than having to tell someone that they smell. http://www.elliswhittam.com/managing-personal-hygiene-issues-in-the-workplace Whether an employee has bad breath, stinky clothes or strong body odour, it is not a pleasant situation for their colleagues or any customers or third parties they come into contact with. Managers may Read more about Stopping a stink in the workplace[…]

Justine Greening

First Government Gender Pay Gap Reported!

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its gender pay gap figures, becoming the first government department to do so. http://www.personneltoday.com/hr/department-education-first-government-department-publish-gender-pay-gap/ Its mean pay gap – the difference in average salaries for men and women – is 5.3%, and its median pay gap is 5.9%. How to measure and report a gender pay gap Gender Read more about First Government Gender Pay Gap Reported![…]

Men in Suits

Ditch the suits?

Workers sweltering in the heat should be allowed to ditch their suits and wear cooler attire instead, employers are being told. To help staff cope with the heatwave currently sweeping the UK, the TUC has urged firms to temporarily relax their dress codes and leave work all together if it gets too hot. The advice will Read more about Ditch the suits?[…]

Apprentices

Apprentices – they are the future!

Ebsford Environmental saw their annual turnover of £50,000 in the first year grow to £3 million. The firm’s Managing Director, Nick Hartley, believes that the success of the business, which has a 100% retention rate, is down to their apprenticeship offering. Their commitment to apprenticeships ensures 20% of staff at the firm are on, or Read more about Apprentices – they are the future![…]