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Top 10 HR questions January 2019: Holiday pay, overtime and tax on exit payments

How should employers deal with overtime when calculating holiday pay? Does it make a difference if the overtime is voluntary,...

‘We are differently abled, not necessarily disabled’

1 Feb 2019

Angus Baskerville was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD at the age of 15. He told the audience at last year’s...

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Making the invisible visible – supporting neurodiversity in the workplace

1 Feb 2019

Neurodiversity in the workplace – workers with autism, Asperger’s, dyslexia and other “invisible” neurological disabilities – was the subject of...

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CPD: Minimising exposure to hand-arm vibration

1 Feb 2019

Effective health surveillance and risk assessment and management are key to preventing and mitigating hand-arm vibration. But occupational health also...

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Understanding the links between health and organisational productivity

4 Jan 2019

Encouraging better health is not just good for individual employees, it also makes them – and their organisations – more...

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Under pressure – how can we better protect health professionals from burnout?

4 Jan 2019

NHS England’s announcement of a new mental health support scheme for doctors has put the pressures faced by health professionals...

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2019

4 Jan 2019

Growing issue of “leavism” within police forces
“Leavism” is a recently coined term to describe attendance issues at work other...

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Future working, future risks – why we need a debate around AI, new tech and health and safety

4 Jan 2019

Technology is transforming both our work and leisure lives, bringing opportunities but also risks, predominantly around precarious working, “always on”...

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Work-related stress: unpicking psychosocial risk and hazard

4 Jan 2019

Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for a staggering 40% of work-related ill-health and 49% of working days lost, before...

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Non-disclosure agreements: the role they play in resolving disputes

18 Dec 2018

XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman argues that any curbing of the abuse of confidentiality clauses needs to be done without...

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Triage: the (mostly) missing link in OH mental health

7 Dec 2018

Occupational mental health cases are normally not emergencies. Yet, supporting management and HR to adopt a triage approach to initial...

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Is NHS occupational health at breaking point?

7 Dec 2018

An NHS England consultation on how to spend extra funding announced by the government last summer has cast a spotlight...

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Occupational health research round-up: December 2018

7 Dec 2018

Measles immunity in healthcare workers
Healthcare workers have an increased exposure risk to measles, potentially putting them, their patients and...

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Message centre – understanding and articulating the occupational health ‘brand’

7 Dec 2018

Occupational health practitioners are, rightly, always focused on delivering excellence. But with government reviewing the future shape of OH, Nick...

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Low-skilled EU workers could benefit from 11-month visa

26 Nov 2018

Leaked Cabinet papers suggest that the Home Office is drawing up plans to issue low-skilled migrants with 11-month visas “with...

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