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SUEZ warns against Brexit

18th March 2016 Posted by

Britain’s departure from the European Union (EU) would leave a large void in environmental policy and could undermine a decade of improvement, according to SUEZ recycling and recovery UK CEO, David Palmer-Jones. As the country moves closer to the EU referendum vote in June 2016, David warned that a move away from the EU might increase red-tape associated with the trade

Lifting the lid on students’ recycling habits

23rd October 2015 Posted by

Clocks are changing, the weather turns and the new academic year is in a full swing. Universities and colleges are overflowing with a sea of ‘fresh’ faces, and this brings new challenges to everybody involved in managing activities on campus. SUEZ and NUS (the National Union of Students), conducted research into the recycling habits of students which highlighted actions to

A new APProach in dealing with problem of fly-tipping in Newham

23rd October 2015 Posted by

New ways of tackling old problems One of London’s worst offenders on the fly-tipping block, Newham, is looking to mend its ways and encourage its residents to change their attitudes towards waste disposal. In the face of grim national statistics, which recorded approximately 852,000 incidents of fly-tipping in 2013/14, up 20 per cent  from 2012/13, and over 70,000 call-outs to

Is it time for a new perspective on residual collections?

17th June 2015 Posted by

Post by our guest blogger, Sarah Ottaway, Municipal Recycling Manager at SUEZ environnement Amid a backdrop of widespread budget cuts and a growing awareness of key sustainability issues, is it time to challenge our expectations about the way recycling and refuse is collected from our homes?

The challenge of employee engagement (Part one: Trust)

23rd January 2015 Posted by

While a little late, can I wish all of you a happy new year – I hope it is a good one for you. For the next few weeks, I would like to talk specifically about the challenge of employee engagement – even though I may have alluded to it in passing in previous blogs. 2015 is a big year

A look back at 2014

15th December 2014 Posted by

As we head towards Christmas, I have been wondering what the subject for my last blog of the year could be. Should I be Dickens’ Scrooge and talk about the challenges many businesses face following recent case law on the methodology of calculating holidays? Or should I be more like Father Christmas and talk about what many of us do

Who makes the recruitment decision?

9th December 2014 Posted by

At a recent meeting with my resourcing team, we were discussing a concept of ‘on-boarding’ – a strategic process of engaging with new employees that goes beyond standard induction by providing information, training, mentoring and coaching throughout the transition. The manager of the resourcing team was looking at making the recruitment and induction process more efficient – bringing a piece

Considering employer brand

18th November 2014 Posted by

The concept and meaning of an ‘employer brand’ has been widely discussed by human resource teams of our parent company, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, and here at SITA UK. Discussion around this topic has made me wonder what makes people join SITA UK. What is the overall message and impression that we give to potential employees?

New business model requires new skills

4th November 2014 Posted by

In my last blog, I talked about the way that the ‘waste industry’ was changing. This change is particularly apparent in the new types of jobs we now have to recruit for at SITA UK. The number of these new roles has steadily increased over the last three to four years, but it is now really gathering pace. So, what

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