Dominic Bernard

HSE warns employers to prepare for warmer future

Employers must act now to ensure workplaces are ready for warmer weather in the future, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced.

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FTSE 100 net zero goal to become vital to talent attraction

With 82% of FTSE 100 companies now aiming to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2050, some experts say environmental credentials will set employers apart in candidates’ eyes.

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Breastfeeding for working parents low on employers' support list

New parents are increasingly getting most of the support they need from employers, but support for breastfeeding is still low on the priority list.

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HR warned to prepare for summer of strikes

The rise in strikes across the UK, including planned actions from Royal Mail, British Airways, NHS doctors, barristers and teachers, means HR must be prepared to handle employee relations calmly and...

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Summer heat: Don’t make us the dress code police, says HR

With temperatures expected to reach 34°C later today (17 June), HR practitioners have insisted it is not their job to police their organisations' dress codes.

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Lifestyle choice driving unemployment in older workers

A rise in the number of people retiring early is the main reason for joblessness among older people in the UK.

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Healthy retirement out of reach for majority of UK workers

Just 9% of men and 16% of women can expect to reach retirement in good health.

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Cost of living crisis creates side hustle spike

One in five Brits (19%) have started a side hustle, i.e. a job or venture outside of their usual work, since March 2020 in moves potentially fuelled by the rising cost of living.

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HSE introduces risk assessments for pregnant workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its guidance for employers of pregnant women or new mothers.

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UK minister for pensions promises reform

Minister for pensions and financial inclusion Guy Opperman has pledged to launch two consultations on the future of pensions in the UK.

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How to prepare organisations for a recession

Fears of a looming recession may freeze the UK’s competitive labour market. What can HR do to prepare?

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Workers need wellbeing that speaks their language

International and expatriate staff benefit massively from wellbeing support offered in their language.

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