Dominic Bernard

Monzo founder invests in anti-isolation app for hybrid workers

Monzo founder Tom Bloomfeld has invested in a wellbeing app targeting hybrid-working loneliness.

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Ageism blocking benefits of an intergenerational workforce

A wave of over 50s made redundant at the end of the furlough scheme might see themselves locked out of work by ageism in the recruitment process, the Centre for Ageing Better has warned.

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The Body Shop to recruit on first-come first-serve basis

The Body Shop is launching a new policy for recruiting candidates offering roles on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of background, and without any interview or CV required.

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Talent war boosts maternity and parental leave packages

A majority (79%) of employers now offer enhanced maternity pay, compared with 57% in 2017, according to a new poll.

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Global hiring boom expected with post-COVID expansion

A global battle for talent has been predicted by HSBC, with the bank forecasting a 13% rise in headcount across businesses. 

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Employers can reduce poverty by offering flexible work

Flexible work for parents can be a key factor in lifting children out of poverty, a report on poverty in Scotland by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found.

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Poor strategy crippling D&I efforts

Over half (51%) of SMEs don’t have a process for setting diversity hiring goals, according to a new report.

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Fight for talent drives higher pay increases

Half of UK employers (50%) are looking to award higher pay increases to staff in 2022 compared with 2021.

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Workers face ongoing burnout risk

In a continuing sign of the pandemic’s impact on mental health, one third (33%) of the UK workforce are expecting to feel tired and burnt out in 2022.

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Improve workplace culture to tackle sexual harassment, finds report

Sexual harassment is more effectively tackled when treated as a symptom of workplace culture, rather than as an issue of individual behaviour.

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