Wellbeing

Flexibility over right-to-work checks ends from 17 May

Employers will have to check applicants’ original Right to Work documents where possible from 17 May, according to updated Home Office guidance.

Address ‘chronic undersupply’ of NHS staff, PM told

21 Apr 2021

In a letter representing 1.4 million NHS staff, Boris Johnson has been warned that the pressure of working in a...

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CPD: Workplace trauma post-pandemic (webinar)

21 Apr 2021

18 May 2021 2:00pm. Register now | In this CPD webinar for OHW+, Noreen Tehrani examines psychological surveillance in organisations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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How can HR respond if an employee has been trolling someone online?

20 Apr 2021

Employers can be held liable for workers who harass or discriminate against...

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ONS: Homeworkers did longer hours but took fewer sick days in 2020

19 Apr 2021

Homeworkers did more overtime and worked more hours during 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Furlough changes contributing to payroll errors

19 Apr 2021

Numerous changes to furlough and government support schemes means nine in 10 employers have paid staff incorrectly over the past...

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Three in five jobcentre staff feel office is unsafe

19 Apr 2021

A Public and Commercial Services union survey finds only 21% of Jobcentre Plus staff would feel safe dealing with benefits claimants face-to-face.

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NCT accused of ‘racism’ by parenting practitioners

16 Apr 2021

A union said that some of the National Childbirth Trust's practitioners were being “bullied” by the trust’s quality assurance procedures.

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Oven-Ready HR Reheated: Dave Ulrich, Peter Cheese and more

16 Apr 2021

Oven-Ready HR Reheated brings a selection of the key moments from Season 1. The first of two compilation episodes revisits...

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Pandemic leads to increase in ‘stress smoking’

15 Apr 2021

More than half of smokers are ‘stress smoking’ or smoking more because of extra strain brought on by the Covid-19...

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Covid-19 vaccinations could be made mandatory for care home staff

15 Apr 2021

Staff in care homes with older residents could be required to have a Covid-19 vaccine under government proposals.

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Rising screen use is risking long-term eye injuries for staff

14 Apr 2021

After a year, for many of us, of being glued to our screens while working from home, reports of workers...

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NHS OH team wins plaudits for staff wellbeing work during Covid

14 Apr 2021

The occupational health team at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is celebrating after the trust was crowned “Health and Wellbeing...

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Shared parental leave: Will the pandemic increase childcare equality?

14 Apr 2021

Will the pandemic bring about a shift in perception of fathers accessing parental leave or is there a need for a more drastic approach?

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Workers seek vaccine before return to work

14 Apr 2021

Almost three-quarters of workers in the UK would feel more comfortable returning to work if others around them are vaccinated...

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