Nobody likes getting ill and it's even worse when the fevers, coughs and sneezes force you and your employees to take days off work. Unfortunately, it only takes one person to fall ill for a large group of employees to be brought down with a nasty bug. But what can you do to prevent this domino effect of illness that can potentially hurt your productivity? Cold and flu prevention is a team effort, so we'll run through some cold and flu prevention tips for the workplace to help you and your employees reduce the spread of germs.
When it comes to sourcing and providing workwear for your staff, it's important that you choose garments that are smart and professional. After all, your staff are the face of your business and what they wear represents your company values. But if your supplier has been providing you with uniforms that fluctuate in quality, price and customer service, you might start wondering if it's time to start looking elsewhere. Here are six signs you should rethink your workwear supplier.
There are several types of gloves available to purchase for a reason. You should avoid making the mistake of assuming that any type of glove can be used for any type of work you undertake, as this can bring its own set of dangers. That's why gloves are rated into three separate categories and all come under different standards - they all depend on your situation. Here's how to pick glove ratings in line with EN-standards.
Topics: Outdoor Workwear
Gloves are a useful tool that many people often overlook when putting together an outdoor work uniform. There are many different types and styles made from a variety of different materials to choose from - you'll be surprised. From man-made materials to real leather and performance styles to models with enhanced grip and insulation, you might not know which to choose. There are several factors to consider when it comes to choosing a pair of outdoor work gloves. Here are some tips to help you find that perfect pair.
It's simple: a construction site is bound to have many hazards, such is the nature of the job. By following the checklist below, you're putting your employees in a much safer position when they're on-site. Here's a construction site safety checklist you can use for your own checks in the future.
Your construction site is the prime setting to go all-out and make your brand instantly recognisable. It might not be as simple as placing vinyls and ads in shop windows, but there are plenty of ways of branding a construction site in 2018 to increase sales. Although customisation plays a big role, there might even be some ideas and suggestions below you may have never thought of.
Packaging waste in the UK is a major cause for concern. That's why, here at Xamax, we have decided it's time to put an end to this and it's time for a change. We are going from bagging each individual item to using a single box liner bag.
While a uniform policy can have many benefits in the workplace, not every employee is going to be pleased with the changes all the time. However, that's an issue that can be fixed immediately. As long as employees provide input when the new policy has been announced, you will put yourself in a better place of not receiving employee backlash. However, even if employees have provided input, chosen colours and even selected certain cuts, it doesn't mean everything will go smoothly. A uniform policy can bring countless complaints, so here's why you need a uniform complaints procedure.
Having an agreement between your employees in regards to their uniform or dress code is pivotal to creating a great working environment for your employees. You're not required by law to have one, so why even bother? Well, an employee uniform policy agreement is important for many reasons.
Quite the dilemma, isn't it?
You're an HR professional working at the head office and have noticed that some of the remote contractors keep dialling into team update calls in what looks like their pyjamas (it's surely not...). What do you do?