Within the workplace, it is important to build up a strong professional network. How can we build successful networks at work?
Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace
Conflict in the workplace is something most of us will face at some point in our working lives. Therefore it’s important to be able to deal with – and learn from – these difficult situations.
Are you using your annual leave?
Are you and your team using your annual leave entitlement? We take a look at the importance of having time away from the office.
Dealing with Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace
Under SM&CR, the FCA is placing increased emphasis on non-financial misconduct in firms and encouraging positive organisational cultures. Does your firm take incidents of bullying and harassment seriously?
Dress Codes in the Modern Office
Parts of the UK have experienced the hottest July day on record, raising some interesting questions concerning office dress codes. Is it acceptable to make members of staff wear formal clothing, when temperatures are soaring? And are dress codes needed in the 21st century office?
Gender and Leadership
What makes a person a good leader – their skills and abilities or their gender? Despite preconceptions that still prevail, diversity in leadership should be encouraged, particularly with SM&CR on the horizon...
Criminal Records and SM&CR
SM&CR introduces more stringent requirements in respect of criminal record checks. What will these involve?
SM&CR and Diversity and Inclusion
With the introduction of SM&CR fast approaching for general insurance firms, it is worth considering the FCA’s stance on diversity and inclusion. Does your firm fully understand diversity and inclusion?
Do You Understand Your Responsibilities?
Statements of Responsibilities, which are required under SM&CR, are a useful and important way of documenting the accountabilities of senior managers. Amy Foster highlights why we need to understand our responsibilities.