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Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) in the workplace

Do you go to work afraid to be your real self for fear of what might happen if people knew the truth? I am not talking about having your ‘business head’ on and not joking around in the same way as you may when out socially with friends. I mean ‘playing the part’ all day, e... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on July 23rd, 2018 | Tags: Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Money vs Job Satisfaction – Which makes you happier?

Or put another way, do you live to work or work to live? We all find and experience happiness in different ways; what works for one doesn’t necessarily extend to others. Some of us find contentment in a simpler way of life. This could be through enjoying the ‘here and now’... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on June 22nd, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Pros and Cons of Social Media in the workplace

First question; do you have any private social media accounts? Now be honest, just between us, have you ever looked at them during working time or made comment about your employer or colleagues? Did you stop and think about the potential consequences before you pressed the ‘post’ butt... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on June 8th, 2018 | Tags: Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Is your business GDPR-ready?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018, replacing the current Data Protection Act (DPA). Assuming you are currently fully compliant with the DPA you will have strong foundations to build upon to ensure that you are GDPR ready. Essentially, the GD... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on May 2nd, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber


Religious celebrations in the workplace

Should companies put a blanket ban on all religious celebrations being represented in the working environment or is that a step too far? With so many religions represented in the UK, it is inevitable that questions will occasionally come up over how, if at all, to mark religious events. Should st... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on March 19th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Childcare fees: what support can you offer?

As an employer, there are a number of ways in which you can support working parents, for example by subsidising childcare costs, or providing workplace nurseries or flexible working times. Although legally you are not required to offer any enhanced benefits, childcare voucher schemes are a way... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on February 26th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, Inspiring Hertfordshire


Valentine's Day and the Interpretation of Love

Valentine’s day has become very westernised to many distant nations with cards, chocolates and flowers. The course of true love did never run smooth yet in a world of social media and long distance relationships, cultural awareness is a key factor in making the right impression to someone... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on February 13th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


Combating sexual harassment in the workplace

What is sexual harassment, and does it matter? Under section 26 of the Equality Act 2010 three types of harassment are prohibited in relation to the protected characteristic of sex, as follows: • Sex-related harassment i.e. unwanted conduct related to the protected characteristic of s... Read more »

Posted by: Su Allen HR on January 24th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Herts Chamber, International


Non-Verbal Language - The Unspoken Languages of the World

Non-Verbal Language – Gestures and Signs Conducting business worldwide can be a complex mix of cultural understanding, language barriers and attention to personal detail. Sometimes the very best of linguists can become unstuck in an environment where they’ve understood the people... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


Emojis – Translating pictures

With over two and a half thousand forms of Emojis being used with brands accounting for eight hundred and fourteen million uses in marketing, this new form of communication is fast becoming a rising trend globally. Language learning worldwide ordinarily comprises of four main areas of compre... Read more »

Posted by: Trans Trans Ltd on January 8th, 2018 | Tags: Business, Export, International


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