Don’t drunk tweet – Lessons from the ‘Social Media guide for MPs’
Social Media

Don’t drunk tweet – Lessons from the ‘Social Media guide for MPs’

It has come to light that the Chartered Institute of Public Relations has produced bespoke guidance for MPs on their use of social media. The 5,500 word guide, commissioned by Commons Speaker John Bercow, is said to include such pearls of wisdom as ‘don’t tweet whilst drunk’ and encourages MPs not to be ‘boring’. MPs … Continue reading

Long term employment depends on sustainable roles, not apprenticeships
Employment Issues

Long term employment depends on sustainable roles, not apprenticeships

Figures released recently show that there were 30.98 million people in work in the March-to-May quarter, 67,000 down from the previous quarter and the first fall since April 2013. Despite the rise in the jobless total, the UK’s Work and Pensions Minister, Priti Patel, told the BBC that there were jobs out there: “When you look at … Continue reading

IKEA raises pay for workers, but can small businesses afford to follow?
Employment Issues

IKEA raises pay for workers, but can small businesses afford to follow?

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has become the first large national retailer and household name to sign up to the Living Wage as campaigners try to encourage greater buy-in from employers across the country. Different to the national living wage announced by the Chancellor in the Summer Budget, the Living Wage is a campaign run by … Continue reading

Flexible working can benefit employers and employees
Employment Issues

Flexible working can benefit employers and employees

Research conducted by Mintel has found that two thirds of British workers consider flexible working to be the most important benefit to them. After the experience of the Tube Strike in London, I would suggest that flexible working arrangements can benefit organisations too. Rather than fighting through the crowds gathered at every bus stop and … Continue reading