WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

5 JUNE 2019   World Environment Day (WED) is on June 5th every year. 5th June 2019 marks the 48th World Environment Day. It is an environmental awareness day, established by the United Nations for more than four decades. The aim of the Day is to raise awareness of the environment and specific environmental issues. Each year a host country is selected as the representative for the theme of the WED. This year’s theme is "Air Pollution". We can't stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of air that we breathe. So, how can we support the cause in this global day? How your organization can enhance its environmental performance? Taking care of the environment is possible from the companies and organizations by implementing the Environmental Standards (ISO 14001, EMAS and others), which can consider of the problems we cause on the natural environment and recommend solutions to small and big-scale...

Global Road Safety Week & ISO 39001

6 -12 of May  ISO 39001: Road Traffic Safety Management System   Road traffic safety (RTS) is a global concern. It is estimated that around 1,3 million people are killed and 20 million to 50 million are injured on roads around the world each year. Despite progress in many countries, road traffic deaths especially in Cyprus unfortunately continue to rise. Taking the above into consideration, the ISO Organisation has published the ISO 39001:2012 International Standard which provides a tool to help organizations reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the incidence and risk of death and serious injury related to road traffic crashes. This focus can result in a more cost-effective use of the road traffic system. This International Standard identifies elements of good RTS management practice that will enable the organization to achieve its desired RTS results. This International Standard is applicable to any public and private organizations that interact with the road traffic system. Experience from around the world...

B2B Sales & Marketing Seminar

26 & 27 JUNE 2019 Limassol The main objective of the training program is to explore the unique features of Business to Business (B2B) customers, in the environment of an increasingly competitive and complicated marketplace. This program was designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of concepts, standards and theories related to the B2B sales and marketing environment. The structure of the program also aims to help participants in building critical and problem solving skills that they are required to address and manage in the real B2B business environment. At the end of the seminar the participants will have a variety of practical tools that will help them to interpret, analyse and practically implement the B2B marketing and sales strategies. The content of the seminar is ideal for Sales Managers, individual Sellers and Vendor Groups engaged in B2B Sales. It can also be very helpful for freelancers - entrepreneurs who would like to add value in...

Organisation & Management of a Pharmaceutical Warehouse

23 & 24 MAY 2019 Limassol   The pharmaceutical warehouses /stores are a key part of the pharmaceutical market as they are the link between pharmaceutical companies (manufacturers / importers) and the pharmacies. The current conditions of intense competition require the implementation of new techniques in Pharmaceutical Logistics, to keep up with the constant technological developments. In addition, frequent changes in their prices have a serious impact on their availability, with the result that proper inventory management is more imperative than ever, and new cost-reducing techniques are being constantly sought for both in storage and throughout the supply chain. The training program enables participants to improve the operations of the Warehouse, effectively manage inventory, equipment, space, staff and customer orders, at the best cost whilst providing a high level of Service. The content of the seminar is ideal for all the people involved in the Pharmaceutical logistics, including purchasing, stores, distribution, sales, quality managers and pharmacists. If you...

Labour Inspection Campaign in Supermarkets and Wholesalers

The Department of Labour Inspection aims at improving occupational safety and health, by implementing targeted inspection campaigns in different categories of Businesses in Cyprus. February is the month that the Department of Labour Inspection implements unannounced inspections in supermarkets and wholesalers all over Cyprus, in order to verify the implementation of Good Practices regarding the Health & Safety of their Employees and Customers. The purpose of the campaign is to improve the awareness of both the management and the employees, in order to achieve the reduction of accidents, occupational illnesses and hazardous actions related to each companies’ processes. The inspectors will check the compliance of the companies with the legislation through the existence of a risk assessment and the implementation of a risk management system. They will focus on the determination and implementation of measures for the risks arising from dangerous parts of machinery and equipment, sharp items especially in meat cutting...

Good Practice Awards Competition 2019 – National Awards

The Department of Labour Inspection announced the National Good Practice Awards for 2019. Businesses and organizations can submit their applications to claim the above best practice award by completing the application provided in the Department’s website by 28th of June 2019. The awards will be nominated around October of 2019, at the end of the Health and Safety week at work. The terms of participation are also shown in the Labour Inspection Department’s website. If you are interested to participate on the above competition and you need help on the application’s completion, you can contact us....

Scheme for employment of long-term unemployed people in companies and organisations

7This is an existing scheme which has been renewed. The purpose of the program is to motivate employers to hire and train people, who are unemployed for more than 6 consecutive months (registered in the Public employment Service) and they are under the age of sixty (60). The scheme is applied under the Deminimis and other regulations. In the case where the long-term unemployed holds a higher education diploma (3 years studies), then he / she must be between thirty (30) years old and under the age of sixty (60). The duration of the program’s implementation is four (4) months and is aimed to meet specific needs of the job position for which the unemployed are recruited.   Minimum required salary: €870 gross per month Grant percentage: 80% Maximum grant: €1000 per month This Scheme expires on 31/12/2019.   If you are interested to participate on the above scheme and you need more information about its terms, you...