Back Pain

Musculoskeletal and eye-related complaints need to be addressed by employers

 

Musculoskeletal and eye-related complaints appear to be a common occurrence in every day office life. And a survey we conducted at the Post Office Shop has found that back pain is the most prevalent complaint leaving four in ten desk bound employees in regular discomfort.

According to the Work Foundation, back pain alone costs the UK economy £7bn a year in work-related absences.

But it’s not just back pain that employers should be concerned about. Our poll compiled from over 1,100 responses found that there are a variety of musculoskeletal and eye disorders which are prevalent at work.

After …

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Tackling Unemployment Problems Using Charities

Tackling Unemployment Problems Using Charities

Unemployment – especially for the young – is an exceptionally challenging issue; with many people out of work, there are massive social ramifications for the whole country and the economy. That’s why, in 2014, David Cameron released the Work Programme – a training scheme that aims to resolve the country’s unemployment issues. However, charities have been threatening to leave the scheme behind, after private firms have been calling the idea hugely profiteering.

So What’s The Dealy-o?

The government has decided to pay a select few companies between £4,000 and £13,700 per employee they bring on board long term. Can anyone

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2016 Employment Law Changes which May Affect You

2016 Employment Law Changes which May Affect You

As of the 31st January 2016, the TUPE changes have flown into action! The whole point of TUPE is to make employment easier on companies, rather than employees. Some of the reforms include a change of workplace location not necessarily leading to ‘unfair’ redundancies.

Early Conciliation

Conciliation will be mandatory for anyone who is looking to lodge a complaint with the Employment Tribunal. All claimants will have to notify ACAS first and then undergo mediation. If the conciliation falls apart, the claim can escalate and face the scrutiny of the Tribunal.

Employment Tribunal Placing Financial Penalties on Employers

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HR Steps to Counteract Fraud in Your Company

HR Steps to Counteract Fraud in Your Company

 

Fraud is a complex criminal threat that presses heavily on the mind of every business. Important companies with a lot to protect always set up sophisticated systems to stop outside attacks. Some of the worries include, loss of intellectual property, loss of customer data, unauthorised transactions, money laundering, and corrupt payments.

Often fraud is committed on the inside, where the individual or group knows the internal weaknesses and how to exploit them. This kind of threat can come from any level of the company, and here’s where the Human Resources department is a security firewall that can help protect …

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