What’s in a name?

I think it would be fair to say that we have all at some point in our lives gotten someone’s name wrong, haven’t we? We have all experienced that cringe

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Free seminar for Yorkshire SMEs to prepare for introduction of GDPR

Howarths will deliver a free seminar to help Yorkshire SMEs understand the requirements of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Act) that will come into effect in May 2018. Howarths will

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Patience is a Virtue

Especially when compared to a knee-jerk reaction which could lead to a costly pay out! Those who employ qualified professionals in a vocation, such as a teacher, would be wise

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On the Coalface: Employment Law in Practice

On the Coalface: Employment Law in Practice All too often my subject is given a bad name. Whilst I appreciate that to some extent employment law can and does impose

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Employers falling short on safety

A recent survey has found that a quarter of employees working in hazardous job roles believe their employers aren’t doing enough to protect their health and keep them safe at

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To wait or not to wait, that is the question

“Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?” (Shakespeare’s

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You’re not going out in that?!

I’m sure as teenagers we’ve all heard it before “you’re not going out in that?!” Maybe you’ve said it to your kids? Was it a sex pistols t-shirt, a mini

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Union membership falls to an all-time low!

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that the number of union members is at the lowest since records originated. Figures have shown that union membership decreased by 275,000

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Co-op fined for customer death

Co-op fined for customer death Companies may provide resources to protect their employees; however where other groups are present within the workplace, additional resources and suitable control measures should be

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Pay & Reward: Your people are your profit but do you pay and reward your people properly and effectively?

Employee pay and reward are important factors to the success of an organisation in terms of attracting, retaining, engaging and motivating employees to become high performers. When implementing pay and

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