Opinion

    Mike Robinson 3 Med

    Tune in, turn up or burn out?

    What leads to people ‘burning out’ at work, and is this at the root of the so-called ‘great resignation’ we’re seeing particularly in the US, but also here and elsewhere around the world?

    By Mike Robinson FCA on 04 January 2022

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    Menopausal women need better support at work

    If anyone was still in doubt, the #MenopauseRevolution is truly upon us.

    By Carolyn Harris MP on 16 December 2021

    Gavin

    Active working: poor advice threatens progress

    We are sitting more than ever before – and our sedentary lives are having a big impact on both our mental health and long-term health.

    By Gavin Bradley on 14 December 2021

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    Environment Act can guide us to a cleaner and greener future

    In a historic move, the UK’s first dedicated Environment Act for nearly 30 years has become law.

    By Ruth Chambers on 13 December 2021

    Anna Fletcher (2)

    Covid-19 – some legal points to remember

    In a time of ongoing uncertainty, as we continue to weather the pandemic storm and the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the overarching duty on employers to ensure that their employees (and others) are not exposed to health and safety risks has remained a constant.

    By Anna Fletcher on 08 December 2021

    Paddy Lillis Usdaw General Secretary

    Shopworkers deserve greater protection from violence

    Violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers has been a growing problem in recent years, which was made much worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

    By Paddy Lillis on 06 December 2021

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    E-scooter deliveries – advice to takeaway

    E-scooters have become a common sight on UK roads over recent years. Not only are they used by individuals for short journeys or daily commutes, they are also now being ridden by takeaway drivers.

    By Ben Pepper on 17 November 2021

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    Standing up for those without a voice

    This month, our founder James Tye would have celebrated his 100th birthday, on 21 December. In fact, James died a quarter of a century ago, though his legacy endures to this day – both in terms of what he achieved in his lifetime and the way the British Safety Council continues to take forward what he began.

    By Mike Robinson on 09 November 2021

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    Business resilience and wellbeing

    Broadly speaking, resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt quickly and respond well to a crisis. That means being prepared to deal with an unforeseen or predictable event. This could be anything from your superstar employee moving to your competitor, new legislation forcing you to make sweeping changes to your products, or a major global health or economic crisis, like Covid.

    By Mike Robinson FCA on 18 October 2021

    Sandra Kerr

    Why employers should take action on race equality at work

    In any given workplace, there’s a moment where a person can feel afraid to speak up. That moment of indecision is heightened for an employee who is Black, Asian, Mixed Race or of another ethnically diverse background. This can be challenging for allies too.

    By Sandra Kerr CBE on 12 October 2021