STORIES FROM THE FIELD

It’s Time for Action

Amarisk works with organisations that take the development, safety and success of their people seriously. Key to this is developing leadership at all levels, creating the confidence to make decisions, pass on skills and deal with issues as they arise. But how do you...

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Fit for Work Service

If an employee has been unfit for work for four weeks or more, employers can refer them to the Fit for Work service. This is a free service introduced by the government to provide an occupational health assessment in addition to general health and work advice to...

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Working with Diabetes

One person in the UK is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes, with Diabetes’s UK estimating that around 3.5 million adults have been diagnosed with the condition. With the number of people being diagnosed rising, it is important that employers understand the...

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Employment Tribunal Fees Scrapped

The Supreme Court ruled the government was acting unlawfully last week for introducing fees for bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal. The government introduced the fees of up to £1,200 in 2013 in order to decrease the amount of malicious and weak claims being...

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Top Tips for Recruiting

1. Create accurate job descriptions and person specifications. Before the recruitment process begins, the employer needs to gather all the information about the job together to form the job description and person specification. This is a good time to review the job...

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Working with Epilepsy

There are more than 40 types of epileptic seizure and one in every 100 people are affected with this long-term health condition. The number of employees with the condition is expected to increase as people work for longer, due to one in four people over the age of 65...

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Mental Health in the Workplace

In March 2017, the Institute of Directors (IOD) launched a mental health in the workplace campaign by publishing a report ‘A little more conversation’. This comes after a new survey showed that 54% of IOD members have been approached by an employee suffering from a...

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