25 May, 2021

Managing reputation during a cyberattack

2021-05-25T17:11:01+01:00May 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Managing reputation during a cyberattack

 

As the world begins to emerge from the long-lasting crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the vaccination rollout programme gathers pace, it would have seemed the worst was over, and some form of normality would resume for our beleaguered health care system. […]

13 May, 2021

EU updates its Better Regulation Agenda

2021-05-13T10:10:17+01:00May 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on EU updates its Better Regulation Agenda

The European Commission recently updated its Better Regulation Agenda, a process that had started nearly twenty years ago. It is a process that strives to ensure that EU law-making is truly evidence-based and transparent, and that it incorporates the views of those […]

9 Apr, 2021

Certificate in Change Management

2021-04-09T17:46:50+01:00April 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Certificate in Change Management

 

‘The COVID-19 pandemic has created a situation of rapid change and disruption for organisations.. ‘in this context, organisations need to introduce and manage change to achieve organisational objectives, maintaining the commitment of their people, both during and after implementation. Often, at […]

8 Apr, 2021

Happiness During COVID-19 – Tom Ferris Blog

2021-04-08T19:54:25+01:00April 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Happiness During COVID-19 – Tom Ferris Blog

 

It might seem strange to write about Happiness in the midst of a pandemic. Blame the United Nations! Since 2013 it has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way of recognising the importance of happiness in the lives of people […]

10 Mar, 2021

Reversal of US Regulatory Policy – Tom Ferris Blog 

2021-03-10T14:36:52+00:00March 10th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Reversal of US Regulatory Policy – Tom Ferris Blog 

 

President Biden, in his first day in Office, reversed his predecessor’s regulatory policy. The action emerged in an Executive Order and a Memorandum on 20 January 2021. The Executive Order abolished certain regulatory requirements, especially the “one-in-two” requirement for the introduction of […]

15 Feb, 2021

Developing the skills of HR Professionals in the changing world of work

2021-02-15T18:00:20+00:00February 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Developing the skills of HR Professionals in the changing world of work

The COVID19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the workplace, with rapid adaptation to remote working across the public sector in the past 11 months. In 2021, 20% of public sector workers will be remote working, and workers will have a legal right to request remote work and the […]

15 Feb, 2021

Improving Dignity at Work – Prevention is Better Than Cure

2021-02-15T16:56:56+00:00February 15th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Improving Dignity at Work – Prevention is Better Than Cure

Organisations have obligations to ensure dignity at work under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 and the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. They must ensure that the workplace is free from harassment and sexual harassment, and prevent and address psychosocial hazards in the workplace including bullying.

 

The changing workplace, […]

11 Feb, 2021

Long-Awaited Reform of White-Collar Crime Laws on the Horizon

2021-02-11T20:23:14+00:00February 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Long-Awaited Reform of White-Collar Crime Laws on the Horizon

The absence of a mechanism to hold pre-trial hearings has long been an impediment to the efficient and effective prosecution of complex crime, including economic and white-collar crime. The introduction of such was first recommended as far back as 2003, in the nearly-two-decades-old Report on The Criminal Jurisdiction of the […]

8 Feb, 2021

OECD Using Regulatory Impact Assessment to Examine Competitiveness

2021-02-08T13:16:29+00:00February 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on OECD Using Regulatory Impact Assessment to Examine Competitiveness

 

Some laws and regulations can result in considerable regulatory costs for businesses and citizens; a conclusion reached by the Organisation for Cooperation and Development (OECD) in a recent report on competitiveness. It used Regulatory Impact Assessment to undertake its research work. The […]

13 Jan, 2021

Circular Procurement

2021-01-13T09:17:40+00:00January 13th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Circular Procurement

An example of where the public sector can lead in a circular economy

Let’s begin at our feet, many workplaces (remember those) use carpet tiles as floor covering, they are flexible and hardwearing.  Back in the 1970’s Interface Inc’s carpet tile making site was one of the environmentally dirtiest industrial […]

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