Articles, Food Hygiene

Serving Medium Cooked Burgers – Safety Guidance

Adding medium cooked burgers to your menu is a great way to attract new diners. You may even end up being one of the few local places that serve them, meaning all the burger enthusiasts pick you over the competition. However, you are not ...

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Articles, Food Hygiene

What is a “Clean As You Go” Policy?

A clean as you go policy is a cleaning strategy used to minimise risks to hygiene, health, and safety. The clean as you go method involves taking opportunities to clean continually throughout the working day and making cleaning part of your daily routine to ...

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Articles, Safety

What Does TILE Stand For? The TILE & LITE Acronyms

If you have to carry out any sort of manual handling during your work activities, it’s likely that you’ve undergone training in the correct manual handling practices and procedures, and even more likely that you’ve come across the TILE, TILEO or LITE acronyms. ...

Articles, Food Hygiene

How to Appeal a Food Hygiene Rating

Your food hygiene rating has a huge impact, and a bad inspection can turn away customers in their droves. On the other hand, an excellent rating is a selling point and displaying the result of your check on a window or your door will ...

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Articles, Business

The Cost of Presenteeism & Why It’s Not Just About Money

Presenteeism is an increasingly common issue that affects all types of workplaces. In fact, it’s often cited as the biggest threat to workplace productivity in the UK, and is characterised by tired, unmotivated and sick employees who turn up to work regardless of how ...

Articles, Safeguarding

Methods of Human Trafficking and Recruitment

This article explains the human trafficking recruitment process and the tactics used by human traffickers to exploit vulnerable people. Human trafficking is a highly organised crime. Traffickers take people from one area of a country to another or across borders, and when they arrive, they ...

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Articles, Business

Using Key Phrases in Performance Reviews & Appraisals

The Problem with Generic Phrases The internet has lists and lists of generic performance review phrases ripe for managers who just need to insert X employee name here, Y there. However, let this be said: Average managers depend on generic phrases to do the review for them. ...

Articles, Safety

The Most Common Office Injuries and How To Prevent Them

The 2016 CIPD Absence Management survey found that the average employee takes 6.3 sick days each year, costing businesses around £522 per person. However, most of these are easy to prevent providing that you have basic health and safety procedures in place. Even relatively ...

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Articles, Safeguarding

Drugs in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Managers and HR staff are in a unique position to tackle substance misuse in the UK. In fact, because employees spend so much time at work, managers, and colleagues are on the front lines of prevention because they are situated to spot and ...

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Articles, Business

Training Calendars: Why Your Company Needs One

What’s a powerful way to increase your employees’ ownership of learning, stay on top of compliance training, and create a culture of personal development? A training calendar. Getting and maintaining a training calendar is a tiny workplace adjustment, and it can reap a lot of ...

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High Speed Training Release GDPR Course

Described by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a “game changer for everyone”, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) presents a major shake-up to the way we collect, process and store personal data. This new regulation aims ...

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Food Hygiene

How Often Should I Renew My Food Hygiene Certificate?1

How Often Should I Renew My Food Hygiene Certificate?

Best industry practice for food hygiene certificate renewal is generally every three years. In the UK, it is considered best practice for businesses to ensure that their workers have up-to-date food hygiene knowledge, which can be demonstrated ...

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Writing a Modern Slavery Policy: Guidance for Employers0

Writing a Modern Slavery Policy: Guidance for Employers

Slavery isn’t just a thing of the past, and it doesn’t just happen overseas. In fact, the government estimates that tens of thousands of people in the UK are victims of modern slavery. Therefore, it’s important ...

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Safeguarding

Youth Work: A Guide to the Principles and Benefits0

Youth Work: A Guide to the Principles and Benefits

As a youth worker, you have the opportunity to make a huge difference in young people’s lives. You can help to build these future generations into positive, active members of society and improve their quality of ...

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Why Is Facilities Management So Important?

Facilities management is essential. While the nature of the job differs depending on the business, facilities management is always important. The British Standards Institution defines facilities management as: “The integration of processes within an organisation to maintain and ...

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Changes in Eating Habits Over the Years: Comparing Diets Now & Then0

Changes in Eating Habits Over the Years: Comparing Diets Now & Then

Can you learn from your grandparents’ food choices and lifestyle? Over the last century, our eating habits have changed dramatically, with our diets becoming almost unrecognisable to those of our grandparents and great-grandparents. The way we shop, ...

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