Uber case highlights employers' driving at work health and safety responsibilities

Uber case highlights employers' driving at work health and safety responsibilities

Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:40

Uber, whose mobile app lets users provide and book taxi services, is facing legal action over its drivers' health and safety rights.

Currently, Uber does not consider its drivers to be employees, but the... Read More »

With over £0.5m in fines and costs for Working at Height breaches in July, are you meeting your responsibilities?

With over £0.5m in fines and costs for Working at Height breaches in July, are you meeting your responsibilities?

Posted: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:43

In July 2015, individuals and organisations found to have failed to meet Work at Height legislation requirements were fined and ordered to pay costs totalling over £0.5m.

Seven cases were reported... Read More »

Six Astute tips for driving business performance with eLearning

Six Astute tips for driving business performance with eLearning

Posted: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:45

Many businesses take a fire-fighting approach to performance management, waiting for problem areas to become apparent before attempting to 'extinguish' them with learning interventions.

While identifying... Read More »

Big Data Protection - how your business can harness the power of data while minimising risk

Big Data Protection - how your business can harness the power of data while minimising risk

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:49

The business world has been excited about the potential of big data ever since the term was first coined in 2001.

While information has always been a critical element of forming business strategy, big data... Read More »

Six eLearning administration pains and our Astute solutions

Six eLearning administration pains and our Astute solutions

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:55

Managing eLearning is a complicated and ongoing task, leading many organisations to hire staff dedicated solely to this function.

With responsibilities including managing learners, eLearning courses, enrolments,... Read More »

Transforming performance management into a leadership opportunity: 12 suggestions

Transforming performance management into a leadership opportunity: 12 suggestions

Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:57

According to the 2014 CIPD survey, almost a third of employees feel performance management systems are unfair. This is an uncomfortable wake up call for people managers.

From years of working with managers... Read More »

Implementing flexible working with eLearning

Implementing flexible working with eLearning

Posted: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:58

Almost half of the British working population wants flexibility in their working hours or location, according to a recent survey by flexible working consultants Timewise, which suggests that offering flexible... Read More »

What might augmented reality have in store for eLearning?

What might augmented reality have in store for eLearning?

Posted: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:01

It has been predicted that Augmented and Virtual Reality will be a $4bn industry by the year 2018.

And, this week at E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) Microsoft's HoloLens created a huge buzz, with... Read More »

Overhaul of EU Data Protection law approaching

Overhaul of EU Data Protection law approaching

Posted: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:03

Earlier this week, the European Council reached a general approach on regulation for Data Protection, bringing a complete overhaul of EU Data Protection law a step closer.

Before the proposed regulations... Read More »

8 good practice elements for managing sickness absence

8 good practice elements for managing sickness absence

Posted: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:04

Sickness absence is a thorn in the side of the UK economy, each year resulting in organisations losing an estimated £17bn and 190m working days, equating to an average 6.5 days off sick per employee... Read More »

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