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Month: October 2019

Why behaviours will trump skills in the future of work

As organisations plan for a world where they don’t know what skills they’ll need, they must develop a talent strategy that embraces people with the behaviours to adapt to change, says Aon Digital technology has transformed the work environment. The rise of automation and the fourth industrial revolution are changing the jobs landscape at an […]

New Research: Brexit delays and IR35 has cost UK freelancers up to £5.1bn

IR35, the legislation put in place to deter disguised employment tax avoidance, and the effects of the uncertainty over Brexit are combining to cause significant problems for UK businesses and freelancers alike. According to new research by PeoplePerHour.com and TalentDesk.io, which took in the opinions of almost 1200 businesses and freelancers, the combined scenarios have […]

Pay & Reward: why merely publishing salaries will not achieve fair pay

Rameez Kaleem, Director of Pay and Reward Consultancy, 3R Strategy discusses whether wage transparency would automatically lead to fair pay. Is publishing salaries the answer to fair pay?  The theory is, if we all knew our co-worker’s salaries, pay visibility would surely highlight any unfairness or bias – enabling those imbalances to be quickly remedied. Knowledge is […]

Yorkshire Mum and author invites parents to get her kids books ‘ tattered, battered and covered in snot’!

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Yorkshire Mum and author Vicky Cowie has three small children and Vicky observes that her children’s best loved books are now ‘tattered, battered and covered in snot!” An author herself, Vicky has recently launched 5 delightful children’s books of her own – available on her new website, Vickycowie.com.Vicky explains: “When I think of some of […]

MEES Compliance: Climate Awareness Raising Fines Risk for Portfolio Owners

Achieving MEES compliance is becoming increasingly important for portfolio landlords as the growing awareness on climate change and environmental issues could see regulators being pressured to clamp down on landlords who have failed to achieve the minimum ‘E’ standards for their rental properties. What action has been taken on MEES Compliance? As of April, Business Green reported […]

Environmental conscious food producers choosing Viscose Viskrings as #plasticfree tamper evidence solution

Viscose Closures – the company behind Viscose Viskrings tamper evident seals – are seeing business thrive thanks to a growing awareness of environmental concerns, pressurising food producers to look into biodegradable packaging solutions. The company is seeing enquiries soar, particularly from artisan and organic producers in the food, drink and cosmetics sectors, where the #plasticfree ethos […]

Engineering company celebrates royal presentation of Queen’s Award for International Trade

Semmco, a British engineering company and manufacturer of access platforms and ground support equipment for the aviation sector and rail access platforms, celebrated its Queen’s Award win with a royal presentation by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent KG, at its Head Office in Surrey on Wednesday 2nd October. Semmco was given the prestigious […]