Our Experience At The CIPD Annual Conference And Exhibition 2017

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Meeting Food Hygiene Laws & Training Employees

Are you currently planning on opening a new restaurant? Do you already run an establishment but struggle to keep up with food safety legislation?

If you work in a place that deals with food, it’s important that you have correct procedures in place and are complying with the most recent legislation.

We’ve taken a look at the main food hygiene laws that anyone working in the hospitality industry must adhere to and the best ways to make sure employees are fully trained and qualified.

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Abrasive Wheels Regulations

Under the ‘Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998’ and the ‘Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970’ those who operate Abrasive Wheels must have sufficient training.  This training must certify competence and not just attendance.  Wurkplace’s online training course requires certain criteria be met before allowing a pass on the course. This includes a 75% pass mark on each end of module test.

The Abrasive Wheels Regulations…

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Biggest Office Headaches Facing The Hospitality Industry

In an industry that works so closely with customers, the hospitality industry naturally faces a lot of HR issues. From morale of employees to general health and safety, the hospitality industry can be a rewarding but challenging industry to work in. In this post we’ll be looking at some of the biggest issues facing the hospitality industry.

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Employment Tribunal Fees Scrapped In Landmark Court Victory

On Wednesday 26th July 2017, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of eliminating unfair Employment Tribunal fees. The Government will now have to refund over £27m to people who have been unfairly charged over the last 4 years. This was a huge win for Unison, one of the UK’s largest trade unions who represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services. It is being described as “the biggest victory in a court in British employment history”, so we felt like we should take a look at what happened.

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The Risks Of Breathing In Harmful Substances

Spreading Awareness And The Effect It Has On Your Business

Every year, thousands of people suffer from breathing in harmful substances such as dust, fumes and vapour. Exposure to these substances can lead to developing asthma, lung scaring and even cancer. It’s a huge risk that workers are subjecting themselves to and we need to raise awareness of the ways to prevent this.

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10 Of The Biggest HR Mistakes Over The Last Few Years

When a large company makes a mistake, it’s often hard to cover up as they are under the microscope. Even the smallest issue can be blown out of proportion and spread around. But these mistakes deserve to be talked about.In this list, we’ll be going through some of the biggest HR mistakes that have been made over the past few years and how they could have been prevented.

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The Apprenticeship Levy – What You Need To Know

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship Levy is a levy on employers within the UK to fund the cost of apprenticeship assessment and training. It will affect all employers in all sectors. Its purpose is to get employers to invest in apprenticeships and help improve the current quality of apprenticeships.

The levy is in force from April 6th 2017.

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9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Payroll

Payroll is covered by tax law, which can be drawn out and complex at the best of times. Through accurate payroll accounting you can ensure that you stay on the right side of the law. Outsourcing is the practice of using an outside firm to handle work normally performed within the company. Small companies do this, as they have no other option. Outsourcing can save money but that’s not the only reason to consider it.

There are many things that have to be factored in when deciding on who and how to operate your payroll and we will cover it all in this article.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your HR

Running a business isn’t an easy task. There are many different factors to consider and the workload can easily become overbearing. One area in particular that can become overbearing is HR (Human Resources). HR is a large and very important part of a business. It deals with various aspects of employment, including recruitment, benefits, payroll and dismissal. All these areas require a lot of your time and focus and being a manager is often very time consuming. Here is where the problem lies.

A lot of small businesses these days are outsourcing their HR for various reasons. This article is a guide on what to consider when thinking about outsourcing.

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