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CIPD: Improve financial wellbeing for staff hit by pay challenges

Almost half of organisations do not have a financial wellbeing programme in place, the CIPD's survey found.

Why it is more complex than ‘irresponsible’ employers forcing workers into work

5 Mar 2021

Accusations have been flying about that ‘irresponsible’ employers are putting employees under pressure to come into potentially unsafe workplaces when...

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Sickness absence rate at record low

3 Mar 2021

Covid-19 may have led to additional sickness absence, measures such as furlough, social distancing, shielding and working from home appear to have helped reduce other causes of absence.

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How can we ensure post lockdown recruitment is inclusive?

3 Mar 2021

As hiring confidence builds, how can employers ensure that any reasonable adjustments they make for candidates will match the working...

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Boris Johnson sets out roadmap for lockdown easing

22 Feb 2021

The government hopes to remove all restrictions from 21 June, potentially using testing to reduce risk.

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Extra 1.7 million clinically vulnerable people told to shield

16 Feb 2021

New research has led to an extension of the numbers who need to shield; TUC urges employers to support shielding workers. 

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Top 10 HR questions January 2021: Home-schooling, furlough, vaccinations

1 Feb 2021

With strengthened lockdown measures in January, employers have again been asking for guidance on employees who are home-schooling.
In addition...

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Covid-19: Should employers grant time off for vaccinations?

20 Jan 2021

Following the news that public-facing workers including teachers, police officers and retail staff could soon be offered Covid-19 vaccinations, Sean...

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Why building resilience should be a priority in 2021

12 Jan 2021

Facing a landscape of coronavirus restrictions until spring at the earliest means building resilience among employees should be top of the agenda for business leaders.

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Unpicking risk, occupational health and Covid-19

8 Jan 2021

SOM (The Society of Occupational Medicine), The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and the University of Glasgow held a summit...

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Chancellor unveils more financial support for lockdown-hit firms

5 Jan 2021

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will be able to apply for one-off grants of up to £9,000 per property, in...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

27 Nov 2020

NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: HR Team of the Year shortlist

23 Nov 2020

The Personnel Today Awards winners will be announced on Thursday. Our final shortlist spotlight centres on the teams in the...

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Clinically vulnerable told to avoid workplace

4 Nov 2020

‘Clinically extremely vulnerable’ workers in England are being strongly advised by the government to avoid work outside their homes from...

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Preparing for stricter Covid-19 lockdowns: A guide for employers

14 Oct 2020

As England’s three-tier restrictions come into force and the government faces increasing pressure to ‘circuit break’ the rising number of...

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