The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has ensured companies are held accountable for deaths resultant of management failings. Giles Ward, senior partner at Milners Solicitors, sheds more light on the subject.
As the workplace continues to change, the topic of flexible hours is a hot one, but many British employees are too afraid to raise the subject with bosses.
Longer working hours and staff not taking breaks: it’s no wonder the UK has been nicknamed “Burnout Britain”. Staff wellbeing has lost its place on some employers’ agendas – but if it’s cost you’re worrying about, then you’ve yet to hear employee health can be secured on a budget.
School’s almost out, the weather has cheered up and your employees can’t wait to get away from the office. Staff engagement is at its lowest during the summer, more than any other time of year, as staff look forward to their holidays or generally resent being stuck indoors while the sun is out – there are ways to manage this, however.
The UK's small business owners took on average 11 days of rest in 2014, according to recent research. But with Christmas just around the corner, we find out why they need to go out and enjoy the festive season.
While flexible working has become an increasingly popular topic of conversation in the business space, it pays to know which facets are more effective than others. Real Business quizzed four growth company leaders on what has worked for them.
Office staff aged between 16 and 24 are working more overtime hours than their elderly colleagues.
Research has found that a focus on shorter working hours and an increase of sleep could help the the UK improve its lack of productivity.
Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has introduced new rules to improve the working life of its interns – advising them not to stay in the office overnight.
Good news for employers: the winter months increase working hours.
The majority of employees work beyond their contracted hours, a survey shows. How does this compare to entrepreneurs?