Employment

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Protecting Workers from Abuse

Dr Karen Michell, research programme lead for The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), considers measures employers can implement to combat threatening behaviour towards frontline workers. According to a recent survey from The Institute of Customer Service (ICS) revealed that almost half of frontline service staff have experienced hostility from customers in the past…

Finance

EIB and Community of Madrid Agree Financing for Line 11 Metro Extension

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Community of Madrid (CAM) have agreed EIB financing of €554 million of financing and R&D loans for the line 11 Metro extension between Plaza Elíptica and Conde de Casal in Madrid. Separate agreements for project finance and the financing of research and development activities have been signed in Madrid…

Cleaning

British Cleaning Council Condemns Home Secretary for ‘Out of Touch’ Comments On Migrant Workers

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has branded recent comments on migrant workers made by Home Secretary Suella Braverman as being ‘ridiculous’, ‘completely out of touch’ and ‘divorced from reality’. According to the BCC, the United Kingdom’s hygiene and hygiene and waste sector has been suffering from severe staff shortages since a tightening of immigration rules…

Cleaning

Cleaning Industry Calls for UK Government Support Ahead of Winter Flu and Covid-19 Resurgence

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is warning continuing staff shortages in the cleaning, hygiene and waste sector will amplify the impact of a feared ‘twindemic’ combining winter flu and new immune evasive Sars-Cov-2 variants. The cleaning, hygiene and waste sector – which is one of the ten biggest industries in the UK – has played…

Canada

Scottish Government Minister Urges Women to Play their Part in Earth Day Video

Scotland’s Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater MSP, has highlighted the role women in engineering can play in building a a net zero society during a video interveiw to commemorate Earth Day 2022. During the interveiw with electrical trade association SELECT, Slater, who gained her degree in electro-mechanical engineering in her…

Best Practice

What You Need to Know About Changes to PPE Regulations in the UK

Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management advisory CHAS, explains key changes to the United Kingdom’s Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations that come into effect from 6 April. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 2022 come into force on 6 April 2022, updating the 1992 Regulations to…

FM

A UK Top Employer

MItie has been recognised by the Top Employers Institute for a fourth consecutive year.Organisations from more than 100 countries take part in the institute’s annual HR Best Practices Survey, which assesses key areas including people strategy, the work environment, talent acquisition, learning, staff wellbeing, and diversity and inclusion. A highlight of Mitie’s entry was the…

Events

Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021

18.10.2021, 15:09 Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021 With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass Group UK&I, explains why apprenticeships are relevant to people of all ages. At Compass Group UK and Ireland, we fully support any initiative which shines a light on our…

News

SOMO Awards 2021 Nominations

16.07.2021, 16:34 SOMO Awards 2021 Nominations Compass Group UK&I Chief People Officer, Donna Catley, is a Champion of the Year finalist for this year’s Social Mobility Awards for which the group has also been nominated in the Recruitment Programme of the Year category. The SOMOs, now in their fifth year, were the first national awards…

Construction

Investing in the Future of Welsh Construction

16.06.2021, 11:42 Investing in the Future of Welsh Construction The construction industry in Wales is being boosted by an investment in four construction training and employment hubs by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The training organisation is working with Kier, Cardiff Council, Procure Plus and Cyfle Building Skills to invest £3.6 million in the…

Finance

Championing Young Talent

11.05.2021, 15:37 Championing Young Talent The inaugural Aramark Young Professionals 40 Under 40 Awards have recognised the talent and commitment of individuals nominated by leadership teams across the enterprise. Awards were presented during a special virtual symposium of the Aramark Young Professionals (AYP) employee resource group which engages and develops young professionals – one of the…

News

Automating Employment Tribunal Claims Reporting

30.03.2021, 11:38 Automating Employment Tribunal Claims Reporting HR teams will be better placed to track and report on employment tribunal cases following FTSE 100 company, Entain’s endorsement of an innovative caseload management Software-as-a-Solution. Following a year which has seen businesses pivot, restructure and furlough staff, the Ministry of Justice released figures showing how single ET…

Education

Showing Empathy Towards Care Leavers

28.10.2020, 14:53 Showing Empathy Towards Care Leavers UK businesses need to demonstrate greater empathy for care leavers according to a communication from government-funded initiative, the Care Leaver Covenant, during National Care Leavers’ Week which ends on 1st November. The Care Leaver Covenant, which is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by social value…

Foodservice & Catering

Compass Partners with Armed Forces Recruiter

11.11.2019, 20:33 Compass Partners with Armed Forces Recruiter Mick Hickman MBE FIH, Compass Group (UK & Ireland) Foodservice Director and Chair of the Compass Group Armed Force Covenant Committee, explains why the foodservice and facility services company is partnering with the Force Families Jobs (FFJ) recruitment platform. Today is Remembrance Day and our thoughts are…

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