Archive for the ‘Workplace’ Category

Why Companies Must Keep Workers’ Rights at the Heart of Their Organisations

Employment laws encompass everything from detailed employment contracts to a wide range of statutory rights, including equal pay, participation in trade union activities, and flexible working arrangements. All of this means that workers’ rights are human rights and should be prioritised as such. Every employee has the right to safety, health, and happiness in the […]

Employee Well-being – a different approach to this important topic

Vicky Kelly of Butterfly Effect Coaching is an experienced and well-respected coach and trainer. But in 2016/17 she went through quite a transition. On a personal level, Vicky held very strong values and ethics and felt that, although she was undoubtedly delivering a first-class business consultancy, she wanted to bring this focus into the training […]

Nail your colours to the mast!

This may be a very old phrase and, indeed, one that many people may not be familiar with, but it is certainly apt in relation to the request I am about to make. It means: To defiantly display one’s opinions and beliefs and show your intention to hold on to those beliefs until the end. […]

Responsible Clothing Production in Africa – Where Does It Come From?

Where Does It Come From? Clothes with a transparent supply chain     Artcile by Jo Salter, Founder and CEO of #ORBmember Where Does it Come From? Our project (October 2018): www.crowdfunder.co.uk/african-tunics Our website: www.wheredoesitcomefrom.co.uk Responsible and Transparent Clothing Where Does It Come From? is a clothing brand that tells the stories behind clothes – […]

Can a paperless office improve workplace efficiency?

Keep up with the digital age and lose the paper mentality around the office and you will soon see that a paperless office can help improve workplace efficiency. Organising a team to work paperless, or with as little paper as possible, can also have a positive impact on your carbon footprint. That said, if you […]

Living The Values – ORBMember’s Own Social Impact Report

In the lastest of our guest-blogs, #ORBMember Adrian Ashton (who runs his own advice, consultancy and training business, see www.adrianashton.co.uk) describes how he does an annual review of his business’ social impact. It’s a great idea and one we would encourage all businesses to think about doing. Here’s what Adrian has to say: As a […]

Valuable Insight, Valuable Approach, Valuable Book!

In the latest of our guest-posts, fellow #ORBMember Mike Jennings (of Jennings of Garsington Ltd) explains what prompted him to write a book all about how he has developed a highly valuable manner of business operation that is not just valuable in the sense of financial success but is also valuable in the much highly-important […]

4th Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference

Perhaps you will recall how, earlier in the year, ORB was a media partner for a conference on Slavery and Human Rights; well there was such a positive response to this the organisers have arranged for another conference on this subject, and once again ORB is happy to promote this. Slavery is, unfortunately, a very […]

Elise Groulx Diggs: Lawyers must be creative and innovative

Further to ORB’s media-partner status of the Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference being held in London on 19-20 April, we wanted to feature a news release that Front Group, the organiser of the conference, has just released: Guest Blog: By Danial Naqvi of Front Group In a recent interview with Front […]

FREE Webinar: Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain

Further to our recent blog-post on the subject of slavery – specifically as part of our media partnership for the forthcoming Modern Slavery & Human Rights in Supply Chain Conference. This event is being held over two days on 19th to 20th April 2018 in Central London. In the meantime though, the organisers of this […]