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How to introduce coronavirus testing at work

All UK nations have now published respective roadmaps for leading out of the current coronavirus lockdown. Though the dates of when certain parts of the economy will reopen are subject to change and...

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Half of women still feel stigma of talking about menopause at work

A new report commissioned by Vodafone found 50% of women experiencing menopause symptoms at work feel there is a stigma attached to talking about it, prompting a third (33%) to hide how they’re...

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HR relieved as furlough extended to September 2021

The UK government has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended another five months until the end of September 2021.

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Gender pay gap reporting extension could give firms wrong message

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will be giving UK firms a six-month grace period if they do not report their gender pay gap data by 30 March (public sector) or 4 April (private) 2021.

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Risky business: now is the time to make risk management part of company culture

The pandemic, and the far-reaching repercussions it has had on the world of work, should prompt businesses to update risk management policies and procedures as they look to a future beyond COVID,...

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Sticking to the fundamentals: Helen Giles, HR lead at homelessness charity St Mungo's

Helen Giles’ home in Leytonstone, East London is a treasure trove of collectors’ items. Via Zoom she shows a cabinet of vintage kitchenalia; Black Cat and Players cigarette machines on the wall; a...

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Hot topic part two: Mandatory COVID vaccinations at work

The UK’s roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine began in December 2020. In response London plumbing firm, Pimlico Plumbers, has said it will be introducing a so called ‘no jab, no job’ policy as soon as...

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CIPD modernises qualifications for HR and L&D professionals

The CIPD has launched new qualifications to help people professionals solve the new challenges of the modern workplace.

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The childcare argument to keep physical workplaces

Enhanced childcare support provisions could be a compelling argument for retaining physical workplaces post-coronavirus.

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CIPD Scotland calls for new initiatives to tackle nation’s long-term skills challenges

CIPD Scotland has called for a reform of Scotland’s skills system and further employer incentives to tackle shortages and aid the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Zurich introduces paid ‘lockdown leave’ for parents and carers in UK

Responding to the national lockdown and school closures in the UK, insurance firm Zurich has introduced an extra 10 days paid leave to help parents and carers balance their responsibilities with work.

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Third lockdown pushes workplace inequalities to brink

As many non-essential businesses are facing further closures into mid-February, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new £4.6 billion support package for employers including one-off top up grants of...

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