International Disaster Relief

The frequency and intensity of disasters will increase over the coming decades, and globalisation means the impacts of those disasters on business are increasingly evident. Business is now being called upon to scale up its response to such events by internal and external stakeholders.

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Addressing International Disaster Relief and Resilience

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Employee volunteering is not just for high days and holidays

11 August 2017 - 7:51am
Taking positive action in communities is a key part of being a responsible business. For companies of all sizes in Wales this can often take the form of employee volunteering - and for Wales & West Utilities it has developed into a long-term relationship with a local carers centre. Read more.

October 2016 - Millions suffering in silence: Mental Health at Work

2 August 2017 - 1:48pm
Employers across the UK are failing to provide adequate support to employees or equip managers with the skills to help them. More than three quarters (77 per cent) of employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health in their lives, and for 62 per cent of employees work has been a...

February 2017- Jargon filled job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ stopping young people applying for their first job

1 August 2017 - 1:54pm
Confusing job descriptions are a ‘major barrier’ for young job seekers which are preventing them from entering the workforce, a study from Business in the Community and the City & Guilds Group has found Over the past year, we asked young people aged 16-24 to rate the accessibility of over 65...

Business in the Community launch campaign to cut waste in UK workplaces

1 August 2017 - 1:49pm
Businesses urged to ‘go circular’ and refurbish, recycle and regenerate office waste A campaign to make UK workplaces more sustainable and less wasteful is being launched by the charity Business in the Community today with backing from businesses such as PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, Interserve, and...

Feburary 2017 - Business Champion for Older Workers calls for a million more older people in work by 2022

1 August 2017 - 1:39pm
Andy Briggs of Aviva sets out Business Champion vision to increase employment rate for 50-69 year olds. Every UK employer called on to increase the number of people aged 50-69 they employ by 12 per cent within 5 years UK employers tasked with removing age bias in retention, progression and...
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New IPPR report calls for parity of mental and physical health

27 July 2017 - 12:09pm
The mental health of Millennials is at risk from the modern world says report. Read more.

Turning the Tide: London's super sewer sets a new standard in responsible recruitment

21 July 2017 - 9:33am
It’s hard to get your head around the sheer size and scale of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, London’s solution to sewage overflow into the river Thames. Once constructed, it will be 7.2 m in diameter and will span the length of 250 football pitches, running from Acton in the West to Greenwich in the...

30,000 young people are more ready for the world of work

21 July 2017 - 9:00am
Business in the Community Cymru’s partnership with LifeSkills, created by Barclays, will have supported over 30,000 young people in Wales to develop their work ready skills by the end of this academic year. Read more.
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Ray Riddoch named as The Prince’s Ambassador for Scotland

19 July 2017 - 2:50pm
Ray Riddoch, UK Managing Director and Senior Vice President Europe of Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited has been appointed as The Prince’s Ambassador for Scotland. Read more.

Nathan's journey into employment with our partners Marks & Spencer

15 July 2017 - 4:23pm
28-year-old Nathan has worked at Marks & Spencer HR Shared Services for all of his working life - an opportunity he wouldn't have found without the help of Business in the Community's partnership with Marks & Spencer. Now a long-established member of the M&S team, Nathan explains his...

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