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    Ministry of Justice seeks 4,000 more magistrates

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. The Ministry of Justice has launched a recruitment drive for 4,000 new magistrates across England and Wales – the largest recruitment effort in 650 years of magistracy. The government is hoping to attract people from a wide range of backgrounds to take on the […] More

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    Face masks within healthcare set to remain ‘until at least’ March

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. Universal face masks for staff and masks or coverings for all patients or visitors should remain an infection prevention or control (IPC) measure within health and care settings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland until at least March or April 2022, the government has […] More

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    Home working has increased fraud risk, finds survey

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. Nine in 10 organisations say the risk of fraud has increased as a direct result of home working. Business advisory firm BDO found that while a third of fraudulent activity against companies came from external sources in 2021, 38% involved collusion between internal and […] More

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    Movers and Shakers: HR appointments in software, engineering and recruitment

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. Our January 2022 round-up of recent people moves include a new post for HR tech firm CIPHR and global director of HR at an international engineering firm. • See December’s Movers and Shakers HR head in the cloud Cloud-based human resources software provider CIPHR […] More

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    Workplace return will boost mental health, say third of employees

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. Nearly a third of UK workers are actively looking forward to returning to physical workplaces in the coming days and weeks because they feel it will improve their mental health, a poll has suggested. The survey of 2,000 employees from information services company Infogrid […] More

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    FTSE 100 firms overlooking staff poverty

    To continue reading please register or login to your OHW+ account. The UK’s largest firms are overlooking poverty among their workforce, supply chain and communities, according to analysis of FTSE 100 companies’ ESG (environmental, social and governance) statements. Public policy think-tank The Social Market Foundation has found that FTSE 100 organisations are 64 times more […] More

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    CEO Who Laid Off Workers over Zoom Will Return to Company

    ​Vishal Garg, the CEO and founder of mortgage company Better.com who sparked a backlash among its employees and the public when he laid off 900 employees over a Zoom call, will be returning to the organization he founded. He was put on immediate leave for his actions—which included insulting the workers he sent packing and […] More

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    Workers Across Generations Dissatisfied with Employer Training

    ​Professional development is important for job seekers and employees, according to a new survey, but a vast majority of them say employers are not meeting their training expectations. That dissatisfaction is shared across generations. Among the 2,042 U.S. workers surveyed online, 1,054 of whom were employed when the survey was conducted between Oct. 28 and […] More

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    NLRB Reconsiders ‘Gag Orders’ in Arbitration Agreements

    ​The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced Jan. 18 that it is considering adopting a new legal standard for whether confidentiality requirements, known informally as “gag orders,” in mandatory arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other outlets. Briefs Invited In Ralphs Grocery […] More

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    Crossword Cybersecurity supports techUK’s SME Membership with Cyber Essentials certification and access to Rizikon Assurance

    20 January 2022 – London, UK – Crossword Cybersecurity Plc (AIM:CCS, “Crossword”, the “Company” or the “Group”), the technology commercialisation company focused on cyber security and risk management, is today announcing that its online software assurance platform, Rizikon Assurance, is being made freely available to members of UK technology trade association, techUK for a single-use […] More

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    Robots achieve historic unmanned underground mine inspection

    Partners Australian Droid and Robot, PBE Group, and Rajant Reach 1.7 KM to Reclaim and Restore Operations for Collapsed Limestone Mine Protecting Lives and Jobs Malvern, PA – January 21, 2022: Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, and its technology partners Australian Droid and Robot (ADR) and PBE Group, have completed […] More

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