Stay alert to the new risks at work

'Stay Alert' is the new slogan If the 'Stay Alert' message has a shortcoming, it is its vagueness, but compared with 'Stay at Home' almost anything is vague. However, for employers and employees who are preparing for a return to work, there are many risks. We need to...

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Is Covid-19 a special risk?

Is Covid-19 the one risk on which I have nothing to say? This is my first post about the Covid-19 crisis except one I put on my other website about the Christian response to this pandemic. That is because I am no medical expert and must rely on the advice we all get....

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The risks of comparing IQ.

Why are IQ tests controversial? Schools, employers and others have carried out IQ tests for many years, on and off. The old Eleven Plus exams included them. This has always been controversial, especially when people have tried to compare the results of different races...

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The Police – victims of the Claims Culture?

What Claims Culture? The Claims Culture is the name given to the phenomenon of people seeking compensation for every misfortune in life Some solicitors used to say where there's blame there's a claim and people think someone must be to blame for everything that goes...

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Some Q & A for a Christmas quiz

Fancy a Christmas Quiz? Here are nine questions you might like to use in a Christmas quiz. The links take you to the answers. I hope you have fun. What is the year and month of Jesus birth at the first Christmas? How many accounts of Christmas appear in the Bible?...

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Is a Minimum Income policy too high a risk?

Who is talking about guaranteed minimum income? I heard that the Green Party is advocating a guaranteed minimum income.  It would be more interesting than most of what we are hearing. All parties seem to be dusting off tried - or tired? - old polices. This could be...

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Want to be in the chair?

What chair? My chair has to go. The gas canister has died. It won't adjust up and down. It won't do my back any good to sit with my knees above the level of the seat. I am willing to give it away to a good home. Who would want it? Someone  a bit smaller than me!...

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The risks of scrapping public schools

Public schools are nothing to do with your business, probably? However, the biggest risk the abolition of public schools presents is similar to one that does affect many businesses. Before I explain that, let's look briefly at the issues. Public schools may be...

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How will a race to the bottom affect your business?

What race to the bottom? It looks as if some businesses, or some industries, are preparing for a race to the bottom. What is that? I have written before about the risks of Brexit, including the possibility of a hidden agenda. I have seen some evidence things are...

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Ready for the blame-game after Brexit?

Blame-game and end-game The blame-game is coming! As we near the end of the Brexit process - well this phase of it - whatever the outcome, some of us are going to be disappointed. Inevitably, things will not be as good as people hoped. If there is a World recession...

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Can we learn from the past about objectives?

Do you lose sight of your objectives? Most of us have short-term goals as well as overall objectives, but we need to keep the big picture in mind. I wrote about this some time ago, when I applied the lessons of a sea battle in 1794 to the management of business. The...

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What does Mental Health have to do with your business?

You couldn't miss Mental Health Week, but did it affect you? Mental health may not seem relevant to your business unless you are in the healthcare sector or offer a counselling service or similar. You may take an interest in it as an individual, but regard it as...

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