Confused Re Furlough of Staff?

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Guidance for managers and staff on being placed on furlough can be confusing especially when you are worried about what to do for the best. There are several sources of help though to help you consider your options. In this post, I shall outline some sources of help. In a later post, I shall discuss […]

Driverless Cars – Safety Failures

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In a recent report the US National Transportation Safety Board outlined its conclusions regarding another fatal crash involving a ‘driverless car’. The vehicle had its cruise control set to 75 mph but was travelling slower at first as another vehicle was in front. At some point, the driverless car veered to the left and when […]

Driverless Car or Lax Driver?

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Unsafe Drivers and Cars The report on a fatal crash in March 2018, in the USA, involving a vehicle with an automated driving system has now been published. The likely causes appear to be a combination of inattention by the backup driver, inappropriate actions of the automatic driving system and inadequate safety policies of the […]

Driverless = Discretionless Vehicle

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Those in favour of driverless cars state that they will lead to a lower death rate on our roads. Driverless cars will need to be equipped with a lot of advanced technology to travel on public roads. A key question is whether the programming of driving aids will be effective to both detect what is […]

Personal Reflections & Incredulity

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Occasionally articles will appear which are not related to our main theme of hr management. Such articles will be a reflection or comment on a piece of news or something that I came across. Those articles will be found under the category of ‘Time to stand and stare’. Why am I using that name for […]

Redundancy – Forfeiture of Pay

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[Note – extra points were added to the article on 14/10/2019 & 16/10/2019] Being made redundant is usually an unwelcome event for indviduals. In the midst of an unpleasant and, sometimes, numbing experience, an individual has to absorb his/her options and best course of action. Concern about getting another job can lead to an individual […]

Brexit – Preparing for the Journey

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Information is appearing about what employers need to do whether we leave with or without a deal. Some of the advice is quite clear and shows that some employers may not have to take action in the short term or even for a year or more. Some advice will seem general rather than specific for […]