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London Borough of Barnet utilises integrated HR solution by CoreHR & Capita
8/20/2014 6:54:17 AM
The London Borough of Barnet has announced that it is utilising an integrated HR solution by the leading HR and Payroll software provider, CoreHR, and Capita, UK’s leading business process management and outsourcing solutions firm. Together, the two companies are working to offer HR solutions to the Borough of Barnet, London’s second most populated borough with just …
Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks
Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks
8/19/2014 4:25:10 PM
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    The CDC states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke. The second leading cause of lung …
Significant Micro-Business Opportunities Ahead for Contractors
Significant Micro-Business Opportunities Ahead for Contractors
8/19/2014 4:30:35 AM
Organisations may find themselves at a significant disadvantage unless they pay more attention to a broadening and deepening skills shortage across a range of industries. Professional Representation Network wishes to stress to organisations that any economic recovery may be relatively short-lived unless they identify and try to do something about shortages in key areas. …
Indoor Air Quality Issues Face Some Returning Students and Faculty
Indoor Air Quality Issues Face Some Returning Students and Faculty
8/18/2014 5:20:07 PM
Earlier this month, The Olympian reported that a high school in Tumwater, Washington was working to remove mold and make repairs before the students begin the new school year next month. Stories like this are common across many school districts as they use the summer months to perform repairs, preventive maintenance work and to complete construction projects. Schools that …
The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen
The National Academies Confirm Formaldehyde as a Known Human Carcinogen
8/18/2014 3:41:29 PM
Earlier this month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as “known to be a human carcinogen” from the National Toxicology Program’s 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The …
Could Your Respiratory Ailments be the Result of the Air You Breathe at Work?
Could Your Respiratory Ailments be the Result of the Air You Breathe at Work?
8/18/2014 11:33:19 AM
Last month, NBC published a report about workers from an Alabama manufacturing plant that suffer from respiratory conditions ranging from asthma to bronchitis.  According to the article, the plant makes foam cushions for a large foreign car manufacturer and workers believe exposure to isocyanates could be the culprit for their conditions. Toluene diisocyanate (TDI), a type …
Deutsche Bank strengthens its technology and operations leadership
8/18/2014 11:22:16 AM
Richard Shannon appointed as Americas Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Co-Head of Group Technology & Operations (GTO) Americas Scott Marcar appointed as Head of IT Infrastructure Deutsche Bank today announced two senior appointments to further strengthen its leadership team in technology and operations.   Richard Shannon will join in October as Americas CIO, …
Ennis Wong joins Bates CHI&Partners as China Head of Digital
Ennis Wong joins Bates CHI&Partners as China Head of Digital
8/18/2014 9:32:15 AM
Bates CHI&Partners today announced that Ennis Wong has been appointed the China Head of Digital. Reporting to Managing Director Jason Wang, Ennis will focus on building digital, social and through-the-line engagement programs for clients. With more than 7 years of digital experience, Ennis is also an expert in Digital/Channel Marketing, CRM, E-Commerce, Mobile, …
Microsoft Matter Center for Office 365 boosts law firm productivity
8/18/2014 8:58:16 AM
Addressing the unique document management and collaboration requirements of today’s legal professionals, Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced a preview version of Matter Center for Office 365 at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. Matter Center, an intuitive document management and collaboration solution catered toward law …
HR and Payroll software provider rebrands from Core International to CoreHR
8/15/2014 12:17:27 PM
It has been announced that Core International has rebranded itself into CoreHR, the leading HR and Payroll software provider. CoreHR’s rebranding marks the company’s move into new markets with its new CoreCloud solution, which is set to be launched later this year. Additionally, this rebranding follows the launch of the company’s new company website and its social media …
Enterprise Risk Management and the Role of Certified Industrial Hygienists
Enterprise Risk Management and the Role of Certified Industrial Hygienists
8/11/2014 1:30:35 PM
The identification, documentation, analysis and tracking of risks are a critical component for many types of businesses and organizations.  These risks may be in the form of physical, chemical or biological concerns and can play a pivotal role in an enterprise’s success or failure.   Enterprise risk management (ERM), as defined by Wikipedia, “…includes the methods and …
Schools in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Healthy Indoor Environments
Schools in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental for Healthy Indoor Environments
8/11/2014 9:39:27 AM
Students and teachers across Puerto Rico are getting ready to start the new school year.  In many school districts, the summer months have been spent performing repairs, renovations and preventive maintenance activities.   These activities can either improve the indoor environmental quality or make matters worse if they have not been performed correctly.  Schools with water …
Fifty-eight Percent of Employers Have Caught a Lie on a Resume, According to a New CareerBuilder Survey
8/8/2014 8:39:15 AM
The pressure to stand out in a sea of applicants may tempt job seekers to be less than honest on their resumes, but is it worth the risk? Fifty-eight percent of hiring managers said they’ve caught a lie on a resume; one-third (33 percent) of these employers have seen an increase in resume embellishments post-recession. Half of employers (51 percent) said that they would …
Naturally-Occurring Asbestos Found in Most California Counties
Naturally-Occurring Asbestos Found in Most California Counties
8/7/2014 9:38:37 AM
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), naturally-occurring asbestos can be found in 42 of California’s 58 counties. The agency reports that naturally-occurring asbestos can be found most abundantly in and around Humboldt County, in areas of San Benito and Monterey Counties, and in western El Dorado County. The term “naturally-occurring asbestos” refers …
Back to School Can Sometimes Mean a Return to IAQ Problems for Students & Faculty
Back to School Can Sometimes Mean a Return to IAQ Problems for Students & Faculty
8/6/2014 12:52:46 PM
In some parts of the country, students and teachers have already returned to the classroom to start the new school year. Many other districts are gearing up for the annual return as they wrap up building repair and renovation projects that took place during the summer break.   These projects often include preventive maintenance and repairs to classrooms and school buildings …
LA Testing Provides California Residents with Air Testing Services for Diesel Exhaust
LA Testing Provides California Residents with Air Testing Services for Diesel Exhaust
8/5/2014 4:23:42 PM
Diesel engines provide power for a wide variety of vehicles, heavy equipment and other machinery used in a number of industries and manufacturing operations. The exhaust from these diesel engines contains a mixture of gases and very small particles that can create a health hazard if not properly controlled.  In fact, diesel engine exhaust was added to California’s Office of …
Tropical Storm Bertha Causes Property Damage in Puerto Rico
Tropical Storm Bertha Causes Property Damage in Puerto Rico
8/5/2014 10:33:48 AM
This past weekend, heavy rains and winds pounded parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico.  The storm knocked out power for many and dropped between 3 and 5 inches of rain in Puerto Rico as it crossed the region.   Bertha’s strong winds and heavy rain caused water damage to some homes and buildings.  Whenever water enters a building, no matter the source, it’s important …
In the War against Cyber Terrorism, the IT Contractor Wins
In the War against Cyber Terrorism, the IT Contractor Wins
8/5/2014 5:07:49 AM
We’re seeing a significant change in the way that IT contractors are being employed by organisations in this new, more dangerous era. Rather than being employed according to their particular skills and competencies, they’re now being employed as proactive “warriors” in the battle against cyber terrorism. Professional Representation Network has seen a subtle, yet …
Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent Workplace Hazards
Certified Industrial Hygienists Help Prevent Workplace Hazards
8/4/2014 10:49:34 AM
Last month, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was interviewed for an article with NBC News.  The article, “OSHA Chief: Inequality in America is About Workplace Hazards, Too” discusses workplace challenges that concern more than just what a worker earns.   In the article, David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., states, …
Free HR Webinar Reveals How to Drastically Reduce Staffing Costs
8/4/2014 3:01:08 AM
Anybody that runs a business knows that the area that causes the most headaches is Human Resources . It is either put in the too hard basket, or pushed down the order of importance due to more pressing issues. What amplifies those problems is that businesses are more often reactive to situations, running around trying to find solutions to the unfolding workplace dramas. …