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Time to talk about workplace mental wellbeing

Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6th February 2020 is an opportunity for employers to review policy and culture against best practice in employee mental wellbeing Workplace mental wellbeing is a top concern among employers, according to European-wide research. According to the World Health Organization, lost productivity due to mental illness costs Europe US$140 billion…

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What to avoid at an office Christmas party

As the clock ticks down to the office Christmas party, companies need to avoid the event becoming the wrong sort of cracker.  Any company-organised office christmas party, whether in or out of working hours and on or off site, is an extension of the workplace which can test a business across the board on its…

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How to give corporate gifts

Checking the cost of Christmas in corporate gifts and entertaining Christmas brings a round of festive celebrations with drinks, dinners and bottles of wine shared between customers and suppliers, but whether giving or receiving, businesses need to keep up with the rules on corporate gifting.  Under the regime introduced in 2011 by the Bribery Act,…

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How to avoid a Christmas break-up

Talking and teamwork to tackle Christmas divorce  Divorce rates have fallen to their lowest level since the 1970s but Christmas break-up continues to spike after the festive season, and professionals are encouraging couples with rocky relationships to focus on talking to each other in the run up to the festive period.  Many attribute the stress…

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Is electronic signature legal in UK?

Don’t put your footer in it when it comes to contracts Forget the ink, the courts have ruled that an automatic email signature can count when it comes to the dotted line  Companies are being urged to review their electronic procedures after a court ruled that an automatic email footer could be enough to conclude…

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What is classed as Private Fostering?

In 2000, the country was shocked to the core by the murder of 8-year-old Victoria Climbié. She was privately fostered with her great aunt, who had arranged a fostering agreement with the child’s parents. After this tragic case, legislation was swiftly introduced to stop another tragedy by ensuring that vulnerable children were placed in safe,…

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What to do when a tattoo goes wrong

Tattoos have never been more popular, and when created by truly skilled tattoo artists, are genuinely astonishing and beautiful works of art. However, not everyone who wields a tattoo machine is as good as they’d like to think they are, and the sheer number of truly awful tattoos is just as high as the examples…