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Quarantine exemptions provide some relief

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  • Thursday, June 4, 2020
Specialist technicians such as service engineers, and postal workers involved in the transport of mail, will be exempt from the government’s new quarantine measures – much to the industry’s relief.

Modern man, modern fatherhood

A rose-tinted look back at early post war history, often through the medium of film and TV, shows that the demarcation of familial roles and responsibilities was generally quite distinct. Mother looked after the house and the children, father went out to work and brought home the bacon.

Print bosses welcome new workplace guidance

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  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
New government guidance has outlined how businesses can become ‘Covid-19 secure’ workplaces, with the first step of the government’s recovery plan taking effect from tomorrow.

Strength in numbers

Britain in the 2020s is a radically different place compared to that of the 1970s and 1980s; strikes are few and far between. ONS data shows that the Winter of Discontent of 1979 saw 29.4m working days lost while the 1984 miners’ strike recorded 27.1m days lost. 2017’s 276,000 lost days barely counts in comparison.

Grow your inner talent

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” These are the words of Bob Proctor, the legendary American business coach, author and consultant. Proctor, who has worked with organisations and individuals around the globe, believes everyone should have a mentor to help them to unleash their inner talent.

Antalis to restructure UK business

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  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Paper merchant Antalis has undertaken a strategic review “to create a leaner and more resilient organisation” that will result in a number of redundancies across the UK business.

Laid-off employees now face tribunal

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  • Monday, February 24, 2020
Former employees of Bradley Group companies in Belfast who were laid off last year will now need to take their redundancy claims to a tribunal, after the NI Redundancy Payments Service rejected their claims on the basis that their employer was liable due to TUPE.

DS Smith CFO to move on

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  • Monday, February 17, 2020
DS Smith chief financial officer Adrian Marsh is set to leave the group to take on the same role at bookmaker William Hill.

The small matter of fraud

According to PwC’s 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey, only 49% of global organisations said they’ve been a victim of fraud and economic crime. While some might question the percentage quoted, the natural question that follows is what about the other 51%? Have they really not suffered any fraud – at all?

Training tracks

Print business owners face a major dilemma. There is currently a significant skills shortage within the industry, which has a rapidly ageing workforce. There is also a lack of young people entering the sector to redress the balance. This combination of factors creates a conundrum for print business owners.

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