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CITY NEWS - July 2012

Here we go!

Here we go, the greatest event to be hosted by London since the Royal Wedding! Although I am not able to actually state here what I am referring to for fear of a lawsuit, but let’s not allow this to spoil what will be a fantastic spectacle of sporting achievement and endeavour. We would do well to remember the words of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic games;

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

Many parallels are drawn between sport and business, in fact many retired sports stars go on to develop successful careers lecturing and coaching business leaders on success, motivation and focused strategy but I am sure you will agree that some of these ideals do not sit well in today’s business environment.

Your businesses are here to succeed and triumph, to grow and prosper, we as business owners and directors don’t want to struggle and fight well, only to falter and stall and we do want to conquer in every way, in order to survive and provide the legacy for future generations or for the future business owners, who can in turn continue to offer the security and prosperity to others.

And yes, I used the word legacy! There will, no doubt, be countless official government reports about the legacy of the Olympics in London, but it is business legacy that is as important as social legacy and I hope that your business is able to leverage the games for the short and long term benefits it could offer.

Park City is always here to assist you and your business in any way we can; we are part of your team and share your hopes and aspirations for your business. We have recently added new content to our website, which includes the ability to book and pay online for our training courses. We now also offer online Health and Safety solutions for basic awareness training, thus allowing you to train all your staff more easily. You will also receive over the coming months, further updates as to our new services designed to add further value and release your time.

I hope you enjoy everything the Olympics has to offer and if you are 'getting away from it' for a few weeks, enjoy your vacation.

Juliet Price
Managing Director

 

Human Resources

- What does the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill mean for you?

One of the government's flagship pieces of legislation.  So what does it mean for you and your business?  [Read more]

 

Changes to the National Minimum Wage

Some changes to the National Minimum Wage will take effect in October this year, and this no doubt affect some employers.  [Read more]

 

- Vetting of Employees:  Introducing the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Many businesses - healthcare, childcare, education, etc. - will be aware of the necessary but challenging overhead of safeguarding.  [Read more]

 

A nudge on Pensions Auto-Enrolment

You may already be aware of the new Pensions Auto-Enrolment legislation.  It simply requires all employers to enrol their workers into a qualifying workplace pension scheme if they aren't already in one.  [Read more]

  
- 'In conversation with...'  

This month, I'm talking to Elisabetta Valdani, one of Park City's HR Consultants' Assistants.  Next month I'm talking to Lorraine Wright, Park City's Management Accountant.  Watch this space...!

 

  
Health & Safety  

-  Legionnaires' Disease

Ten things everyone should know about Legionnaires' Disease and its prevention. [Read more]

 

- Dealing with Stress

10 Tips everyone should know in how to deal with this ever-increasing issue. [Read more]

 

 

Training & Development

- Health & Safety Basic Awareness Training for Managers & Supervisors

Wednesday 8 August 2012, 9.30am - 12.00pm
Park City H&S Training Vouchers are redeemable against this course

 
- Effective Recruitment Training Management Skills Training

Thursday 9 August 2012, 9.30am - 1.00pm
£99 + VAT per delegate

 

- Health & Safety Basic Awareness Training for Manufacturing

Wednesday 22 August 2012, 9.30am - 12.00pm
Park City H&S Training Vouchers are redeemable against this course

 
- DSE Assessor Training

Wednesday 22 August 2012, 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Park City H&S Training Vouchers are redeemable against this course

 
*** BASILDON-BASED COURSE ***
- IOSH Managing Safely Training 
4-day 'Guaranteed Pass' IOSH-Accredited Course

Wed 5/Thur 6 then Wed 12/Thur 13 September 2012 9.30am - 4.30pm each day
£495 + VAT per delegate for retained clients,
£695 + VAT per delegate for non-retained clients 

 
- First Time Manager

Management Skills Training
Friday 21 September 2012, 9.30am - 1.00pm
£99 + VAT per delegate

For bookings for further information on our HR and H&S Training Programme, please contact Kelly Halls on 0800 542 7540 or by email [email protected].  Click here for our current Training Schedule for further courses scheduled.

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