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7 Aug 2013 9:14AM
The annual awards season is almost upon us again. If you’re one of the people who likes dressing up and attending these auspicious professional networking occasions, you might be feeling it’s a bit too soon to be thinking about ball gowns, dinner suits and drinks tabs the size of a monthly mortgage payment. If, however, you’re one of the people who’s just completed a submission to enter one of these awards, the chances are – with deadline day behind you – you’ll be feeling a combination of stress, exhaustion and relief. So why put yourself, your colleagues, and maybe your organisation t...
19 Jul 2013 10:06AM
This week the TUC has called on employers to ‘do the sensible thing and temporarily relax workplace dress codes’, due to the warm weather we are facing in the UK at the moment, and the fact it is showing no signs of going anywhere. Normally we are complaining that we have no sun and now that it is here it seems it is causing problems, with reports of workplaces becoming ‘unbearably hot’. The TUC has urged the HSE to introduce a new maximum legal temperature at work, and a group of MPs have tabled an Early Day Motion for workers to be sent home if temperatures reach 30°C, which it has ...
24 Jun 2013 3:37PM
Growing up in an agricultural family and having spent most of my teenage years working for one of the UK’s leading crop breeding companies, I have seen first-hand the problems that the agricultural sector is facing. In light of unpredictable weather, declining biodiversity, and fluctuating prices; the UK agricultural sector has held its own. Companies have worked endlessly to breed more successful yields of crops – and all without the use of GM (genetic modification). In Europe, environmental law and policy is based on the precautionary principle – a principle that advocates that ...Click here to read more blogs
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