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Coronavirus boosts engagement as employers pay more attention to people’s needs

?UK employees were more engaged at work in July than they were pre-coronavirus in January this year, rising by 0.5%.

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Legal-ease: What HR needs to know about returning from furlough

HR magazine speaks to Simon Kerr-Davis, employment counsel at Linklaters about the legal implications of workers returning from furlough in part three of this month's cover story.

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CIPD joins government-backed advisory to help SMEs in coronavirus recession

The UK government has launched an initiative to provide SMEs with free business advice to help them survive the post-pandemic recession.

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Creating an inclusive culture at Thames Water

?The UK’s National Inclusion Week has seen over 3,000 participants promote inclusive practices both in and outside the workplace.

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HR case study: a furloughed employee

Prior to the pandemic Jane, 26, was the highest biller of a recruitment agency in London.

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HR urged to prepare for winter slump as workers flag potential burnout

Forty-three per cent of workers have reported feeling at risk of burnout this winter according to a survey from consultancy businesses Kin&Co.

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Back to life, back to (a new) reality: the workplace after furlough

As workers return from furlough and businesses begin to awake from enforced hibernation, HR will need to overcome some tricky challenges.

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Billions added to the National Skills Fund to help people back into work post-COVID

The UK government has announced that £2.5 billion will be available through the National Skills Fund to help people get into work and others to train for higher-skilled, better-paid jobs after the...

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Training set to move up the agenda as workers return from furlough

Over one third (35%) of retail key workers, and 40% of those who work in groceries, have reported feeling underprepared to do their roles due to the way work has changed during the coronavirus...

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Employer guide on domestic abuse support published amid rise in cases during coronavirus lockdown

The CIPD and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published a guide to help employers provide support to employees experiencing domestic abuse.

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Taking financial advice makes people more likely to enjoy life

Employees are more likely to enjoy life after receiving financial advice, according to a new report from life insurance company Aegon.

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People in ethnic minorities at heightened risk of financial insecurity

?People from black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) communities are more than twice as likely than the UK average to be out of work as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to...

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