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Personnel Today Awards 2020: L&D Supplier Award shortlist

As we continue our countdown to the Personnel Today Awards on 26 November, we showcase the organisations shortlisted for the...

Liverpool launches wage ‘top up’ scheme for hospitality and leisure

15 Oct 2020

Liverpool is to provide £40m of emergency funding for hospitality and leisure businesses in the region, allowing those affected by...

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Furlough bonus guidance published

2 Oct 2020

The government has published details of the one-off bonus that employers can claim if they keep previously furloughed employees on...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

2 Oct 2020

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

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Managing Covid-19 ‘clusters’ set to be a key challenge for occupational health

2 Oct 2020

A recent SOM/Royal College of Nursing webinar offered occupational health practitioners valuable advice on how to manage Covid-19 outbreaks as...

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Mind the disability gap: why small business must not be a no-go area for occupational health

2 Oct 2020

Small businesses are often thought of as something of a no-go area for occupational health provision and support – not...

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occupational health research

Musculoskeletal care and occupational health: only for more ‘enlightened’ employers?

2 Oct 2020

The good news is musculoskeletal care for working-age people is widely considered a priority area by clinical commissioning groups, a...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: October 2020

2 Oct 2020

Work environment risk factors for MSDs
Ergonomic improvements and stress reduction interventions are likely to cut the prevalence of sickness...

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CPD: Don’t make a dog’s dinner – maintaining health and safety when cleaning streets

2 Oct 2020

Some work processes, notably pavement cleaning, can expose workers to pathogens and the risks of diseases associated with animals. Neelum...

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OH&W Awards 2019 – ‘You need good managerial and clinical leadership, visibility and credibility’

2 Oct 2020

Through working collaboratively to develop effective pathways to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disorders, the OH team at Sussex Community...

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Firm alleged to have abused furlough faces tribunal claim

29 Sep 2020

Unite has described a tribunal case launched today as “a wake-up call” for employers that have fraudulently claimed funds from...

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Security guard called ‘honey’ by manager wins £10k in sex discrimination case

24 Sep 2020

The worker was repeatedly called ‘honey’ by her manager, had her hours reduced and was denied the ability to take paid holiday.

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Almost a quarter now calculate ethnicity pay gap

10 Sep 2020

Two-thirds of businesses are now collecting ethnicity data on their employees and almost a quarter have calculated their ethnicity pay...

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Business must do more to promote workers’ financial wellbeing

7 Sep 2020

Half of the UK's workers worry about money at least once a week and most feel unsupported by their employers when it comes to financial wellbeing.

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‘I am struggling’ – how workload, hours and stress were overwhelming OH even before coronavirus

4 Sep 2020

Occupational health practitioners were stressed, overworked and exhausted even before the coronavirus pandemic, a SOM survey has concluded. Nic Paton...

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