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    MPs block ‘fire and rehire’ Bill

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. MPs have blocked the ‘fire and rehire’ Bill that would have prevented companies from dismissing staff and re-engaging them on less favourable conditions and pay. The Bill, put forward by Labour MP Barry Gardiner, would have stopped employers from using the practice unless employees […] More

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    Third of contractors have left self-employment ‘when firms need them most’

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. More than a third of contractors have been forced out of self-employment over the past 12 months because of the introduction of IR35 reforms, which has potentially reduced employers’ ability to access flexible skills. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) found […] More

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    MYCOM OSI Named in the Global Telecoms Awards 2021 Shortlist

    Press Release London, UK – Oct 22nd, 2021 – MYCOM OSI, a leading independent provider of Assurance, Automation and Analytics solutions, has been named as a finalist in the Advancing AI category of the 2021 Global Telecoms Awards (Glotel Awards) run by Telecoms.com (www.telecoms.com). The Glotel Awards are Europe’s leading awards program, recognizing innovation and […] More

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    Disabled IT manager discriminated against because of need to work from home

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. A disabled IT manager who was treated unfavourably because he often needed to work from home to manage his condition was discriminated against by his employer, a tribunal has found. Mr Lawton, who had complex regional pain syndrome in his left leg which amounted […] More

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    Faculty ‘ambassadors’ to promote OH in medical schools

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) is urging members to volunteer as faculty ‘ambassadors’ at medical schools to encourage more students to choose occupational medicine and occupational health as a career. This work is being led by Dr Richard Peters, chief medical officer at […] More

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    MMA Germany Brings the Mobile Maturity Self-Assessment tool to Global Brands

    Learn how your company performs on mobile with a self-assessment tool developed by experts from Google, Facebook, Adjust, and Ogury. MUNICH, 22nd October — MMA Germany teamed up with mobile experts from Google, Facebook, Adjust, and Ogury to develop a tool that allows companies to assess their mobile readiness in less than 20 minutes. The […] More

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    Philanthropy as an opportunity for sustainable change

    Press Release European conference of public benefit foundations held in Vienna – 400 guests turned Vienna into “capital of philanthropy” Vienna, 22 October 2021 – The annual conference of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) came to a successful close Wednesday. For three days, discussions among around 400 representatives of philanthropic foundations and organisations across Europe […] More

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    Biden Administration Seeks to Raise Union Membership Among Federal Employees

    ​The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued guidances Oct. 20 prompting federal agencies to inform job applicants, new hires and current federal workers about unions representing federal employees. The actions are intended to boost union membership in the federal workforce. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other media outlets. Two Guidances […] More

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    Ask HR: Can a Career Coach Help Get Your Career Back on Track?

    ​SHRM President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is answering HR questions as part of a series for USA Today. Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like him to answer? Submit it here. I feel like my career has plateaued. There seem to be few or no promotional opportunities available to […] More

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    Personnel Today Awards 2021 shortlist: People and Purpose Award

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. New for 2021, Personnel Today’s People and Purpose Award celebrates employers that put sustainability and purposeful work at the heart of everything they do. We take a closer look at the finalists. Biffa Biffa is one of the UK’s leading waste management companies and […] More

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    The Changing Face of Learning and Development in India

    ​Like every other aspect of the workplace that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations in India have had to revamp their approach to employee training. That process is continuing to evolve, said HR experts speaking at the recent SHRM Tech 21 India conference. “Learning and development [L&D] strategy today is revisiting questions around […] More

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    Undercover HR

    When Pamela J. McGee, SHRM-CP, accepted an offer to become vice president of HR at The Father’s Table, a national dessert manufacturer in Sanford, Fla., she decided to begin the job by going undercover. “My background was in retail, not manufacturing,” she said. “I wanted to get a sense of what life was like on […] More

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