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

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are four simple words which have been described as a “game changer for everyone” by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office). This new piece of EU data protection law represents a major ...

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Food Hygiene

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Avoiding Cross-Contamination in the Kitchen

Cross-contamination is the process whereby harmful bacteria from food spreads to other foods, surfaces, hands, or equipment. It can be caused by many factors, such as if you use a chopping board to prepare raw chicken ...

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Business

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Upselling Techniques in Restaurants

Upselling in restaurants is a strategy you should embrace and not avoid out of fear of sounding badgering or ‘salesy’. If done smartly and professionally, upselling boosts your restaurant’s profits, impresses your customers, and enhances their ...

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Safeguarding

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Using a Personal Development Plan in Health and Social Care

You may feel like a personal development plan (PDP) is time-consuming, and you’d rather spend your limited time caring for as many patients as possible and resting after your shift. But you’re never too busy to ...

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Safety

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Hotel Fire Safety Guide for Managers

The last thing your guests want is to hear the fire alarm and have to escape a building they’re unfamiliar with. It’s also the last thing you want. If a fire breaks out in your hotel, ...

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Nutrition

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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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