Category: Health and Safety

Absence Series: Part 2. Public Sector versus Private Sector sickness levels

This is the second blog in the Absence Series, the last focused on the definition of absence, long term versus short term absence and the impact on the business. This one will look at the difference between public sector and private sector organisations in relation to sickness absence. By Tim Frear “On average public sector […]

September 19, 2016

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Is it time for an Employee Survey?

In this blog, Nuhman discusses how to conduct an effective employee survey. By Nuhman Sharif As a manager, director or business owner, one of the questions on your mind might be ‘how happy are my employees?’ Obviously, it wouldn’t be appropriate to simply walk up to Ellie in Accounts and ask if she likes working for […]

September 19, 2016

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Be kind to yourself – tips to help manage stress in the workplace.

Did you know that April is Stress Awareness month? With the stresses and strains of modern life creeping into everything we do, we asked HR Assistant Nuhman Sharif to take a look at how to manage stress in the workplace.   by Nuhman Sharif Stress is something that we’ve all experienced at different times in our […]

September 19, 2016

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National No Smoking Day: How quitting smoking helps businesses

On National No Smoking Day we asked for the low-down on quitting smoking, from a reformed smoker –  our HR Manager, Becky Mee. Becky kicked the habit and offers handy hints on how this is better for the person, team and business. by Becky Mee I admit it, I’m a reformed ‘Fag Ash Lil’. Plus I’m […]

September 19, 2016

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Text driving – £200 and 6 points from March 2017: Employers know your responsibilities

Do you have a mobile phone policy in your Employee Handbook and specifically about using them whilst driving? You would be surprised how many businesses don’t. Yet March 2017 saw the introduction of tougher penalties for those caught using mobile phones whilst driving – even when stopped in a traffic jam – and employers will […]

September 19, 2016

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Safer Internet Day 2017: Be Aware of What You Share!

In support of Internet Safety Day 2017 here is a guest blog from HR180’s amazing client, Smoothwall. As a specialist developer and provider of Internet security and web filtering solutions they are well placed to give us all the low down on internet safety and what we need to be aware of – at home and in […]

September 19, 2016

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Christmas: bah-humbug or fa-lalla-la-la…

Our very own podcaster, HR Manager Becky Mee, has cast aside her voice recorder and put pen to paper (ok, digits to laptop) to consider why Christmas isn’t always the Season to be Jolly for you or your employees, and what you can do about it. Well Christmas is here again and according to that […]

September 19, 2016

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Biggest H&S disaster in Leeds: Barnbow Lasses 100 years on

It’s a quiet disaster involving the sacrifice of 35 women that I want to commemorate today – 100 years after the awful events of the Barnbow munitions factory situated not many miles from the HR180 office near Leeds, during the First World War. They were known and the Barnbow Lasses or Barnbow Canaries. It was […]

September 19, 2016

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Drugs cheats: not just in top-level sport

With major news stories about Russian drug cover-ups coming to a head just a precious couple of weeks before the Rio Olympic Games it would be easy to point the finger at one country and a limited number of sports.  However, Horizon’s ‘Winning at Any Cost?’ last evening was a revelation. With statistics such as […]

September 19, 2016

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What not to wear: Dress codes

After planning to write a blog on a summer ‘dress down’ policy I have just looked out the window to see grey clouds and rainfall! I am aware that at this very moment in time a dress code policy may not be on people’s mind as jumpers and coats are still a necessary addition to […]

September 19, 2016

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