Newly Recruited

So you have spent precious time, money and energy into trying to recruit the right candidate for the role, only to have them leave shortly after having joined. So, what

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Holidays are Coming

Now we are nearing the end of 2017 the final festivities, which includes Christmas, are on their way! People will usually relax, take time off to spend how they wish,

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Howarths set to expand health and safety division with two new contracts

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our health and safety division portfolio after securing two new contracts that will see us working with two of Yorkshire and Lancashire’s

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Using Open Source Material in Employment Related Investigations

I am often asked whether open source material can be used as part of work based investigations in the private sector. The answer is why not? The watchword for all

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£150k fine for HAVS negligence

Wrexham County Borough Council has been fined after a 57-year old man was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) in September 2015. An investigation carried out by the HSE

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Drugs and Driving: What you need to know

Most employers know the law on drinking and driving but with additional complexities, the position on employees who take drugs and then get behind the wheel is less clear cut.

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HAVS diagnosis costs company

A Lancashire engineering company has been fined after a 29-year-old worker was diagnosed with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) through health surveillance after he was exposed regularly to vibration from hand

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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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