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Associative discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 establishes nine ‘protected characteristics’ that you can’t discriminate against. But it’s not quite as simple as that…

Social Distancing in the Workplace

After the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses are now either letting staff work from home. Or they’ve furloughed them while there’s less…

What is display screen equipment

There are many health risks a worker faces while using display screen equipment (DSE). The Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 apply…

Noise levels at work

In 2015, the Association of British Insurers recorded a 189% increase in hearing loss claims over the previous three years. Excessive…

Occupational stress at work

Aside from being very unpleasant, it can cause knock-on effects within your business which include: absenteeism and increased sick leave…

First aid in the workplace

Those who have experienced first aid training will remember the time they had to bandage a bewildered colleague, or resuscitate a plastic…

Hazards in the Workplace

Within most small to medium-sized businesses, the responsibility of health & safety management is usually coordinated in-house and this…

Manual handling: what precautions should you take for your employees?

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) tell us that manual handling counts as a range of activities: Lifting. Lowering…

Health & safety for homeworking employees

The coronavirus pandemic has led to many more businesses trying out homeworking for the first time. However, remote work isn’t a case of…

The benefits of HR software

The days of filing cabinets and masses of paperwork are a thing of the past in the world of HR. With the advent of the internet, it’s now…

The benefits of HRMS

Managing your daily, monthly, and annual HR activities is time-consuming. In the past, maintaining everything alongside your business…

HR outsourcing

If you’re an SME (that’s a small or medium-sized business), then you may not be able to afford a full HR department. It could also be…