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Was Brexit good or bad for Britain?

I get asked this question a lot! I think Brexit was a good thing for Britain as real wages have risen for workers across the country. Unfortunately this contributed to inflation, negating some of the benefit of increased wages. Where the Government failed abysmally was to come up with an immigration system that allowed workers to come from anywhere in the world . That system would have been fairer than just allowing Europeans to come here to work which is inherently unfair and not fit for purpose. A European from an EU country could get here with a criminal record and [...]

Was Brexit good or bad for Britain?2024-05-01T15:03:34+01:00

What makes a good van driver?

Van drivers get a bad rap. Sometimes deservedly so, sometimes not. So what makes a good driver? A good driver remembers he or she is a representative of the Company who are delivering the goods and also a representative of the Company where someone spent their hard earned cash. So a courteous manner, tidy appearance and a careful driving style all add up to make a driver the perfect corporate ambassador on your doorstep. The driver who tears around a housing estate scattering pedestrians in their path is not good! Plan your route, ask your colleagues if they have anything to [...]

What makes a good van driver?2024-04-15T08:21:12+01:00

Hard work is easy if you set the right goals

Over the years I have done a lot of goal-setting, read a lot of books, been on training courses, met Tony Robbins for a seminar and generally tried to improve myself by learning from the experts. An old boss of mine taught me the value of setting big goals that align with your beliefs on the training courses we were sent on. We all thought it was a bit wacky but now when I look back I really appreciated what we were given by those training courses. If your goals are big enough and aligned with what you want then you [...]

Hard work is easy if you set the right goals2024-03-19T20:37:01+00:00

Forklift driving – Jobs and Training

What training is required for a Forklift Driver? Forklift Truck Driver Training is a specialised course carried out either in a training centre’s own premises (typically a mocked-up warehouse with racking and pallets to move around) or carried out on a client’s premises. The training course for most forklift types would typically be 3-5 days long depending on truck type and the number of delegates. Annual refresher training is generally required. Forklift driving is relatively straightforward but useful qualities are – spatial awareness, good hand-to-eye co-ordination, safety consciousness, physical fitness and good concentration. What are the different types of Forklift? [...]

Forklift driving – Jobs and Training2024-03-26T13:04:43+00:00

Government publishes Statutory Code of Practice governing fire and rehire

Employers sometimes try to enforce contractual amendments on their workforce by using a “fire and rehire” strategy – terminating employment and offering to hire staff back on the new terms. A new Statutory Code of Practice regulating this practice will come into force later this year. In this briefing, we look at the new Code and what it means for employers. https://www.workersofengland.co.uk/employment-law-news/government-publishes-final-statutory-code-of-practice-governing-fire-and-rehire-practices/    

Government publishes Statutory Code of Practice governing fire and rehire2024-03-12T09:51:35+00:00

The Benefits of Manual Work

Why might a manual job may be better choice than an office job? Think about it, most jobs can be outsourced to another country with lower wage costs these days. If you work in a bank, as an accountant, a call centre operative or in sales your duties can and are being done overseas for less money. If you do manual work then your job cannot be ‘outsourced’. If, for example, you cut hair, drive a truck, sort parcels, build houses or do physiotherapy then your role can’t be done abroad where costs are lower and more labour is available. For [...]

The Benefits of Manual Work2024-03-12T09:52:00+00:00

Union Wins Unfair Dismissal Case for Care Worker

A care worker has been awarded damages at an employment tribunal after he was dismissed for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine. A judge has ruled that Maurice Trotman was unfairly dismissed against his former employer, The Royal Star & Garter Homes, after his union, The Workers of England Union (WEU), successfully argued that official COVID-19 regulations were never in force when he was fired. Read more

Union Wins Unfair Dismissal Case for Care Worker2023-12-14T21:15:52+00:00

RS GROUP TODAY – Issue 8

14th November 2023 RS GROUP TODAY Latest News and Bulletin Updates Issue #8 Impersonation Fraud On The Rise in the Recruitment Industry A recent survey by Natwest has estimated that almost three-quarters of people have been targeted by scams in the past year. Furthermore, 80% said that it is becoming increasingly harder to spot impersonation fraud and are worried that this will get worse in the future due to the rise in artificial intelligence. Recruitment agencies are the latest to be targeted with scammers posing as [...]

RS GROUP TODAY – Issue 82023-11-14T10:34:11+00:00

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Driver’s Mate

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Driver's Mate What does a Driver’s Mate do? A driver’s mate assists a driver with loading and unloading deliveries. This can be either short- or long-distance journeys depending on the company that you are working with. The typical responsibilities of a driver’s mate include: Loading the vehicle in an appropriate manner (depending on order of delivery etc.) Examine the vehicle before starting the journey and make sure that the load is safely stored Communicate with customers to confirm delivery times Help to navigate and advise the driver [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Being a Driver’s Mate2023-08-25T15:12:05+01:00
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