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Over half of UK employees have worked in a toxic workplace

Workplace cultures have come under scrutiny after a study found 70% of UK employees have worked in a toxic workplace environment at some stage of their career.

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Employees nervous about changing isolation rules

Over half (70%) of UK working professionals feel the isolation rules surrounding contact with a COVID-positive person should not be changing.

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Disabled employees feel unsafe returning to work

Research by disability equality charity Scope has found only 2% of disabled people feel safe following the end of COVID-19 restrictions.

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Google's pay cuts for remote workers deemed 'unfair'

Google employees in the US who want to permanently work from home post-pandemic may have their salary reduced.

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Period stigma costing UK business billions

A lack of period polices is costing UK businesses over £6 billion a year, as women still feel unable to discuss PMS in the workplace.

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Pret a Manger staff strike over pandemic pay cuts made permanent

Sandwich chain Pret a Manger has announced its temporary pandemic pay cuts will be made permanent, with staff now preparing to strike.

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Pensions still number one employee benefit

The COVID-19 pandemic may have made wellbeing and flexible working more important to employees, but pensions have remained the most in-demand employee benefit.

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Roadmap out of lockdown: what HR can expect

It is over a year since the pandemic began and businesses are still looking to their people professionals for direction. However, this time it’s to steer them into whatever the ‘next normal’ phase of...

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Racist abuse faced by celebrities like Marcus Rashford in Euro 2020 help boost workplace diversity initiatives

Over half (59%) of Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers believe momentum behind workplace diversity and inclusion would fizzle out without cases of racism against celebrities.

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Acas urges employers to support COVID-19 vaccinations

One in four employers are not giving their staff paid time off to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, according to conciliation service Acas.

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Employers should not dismiss unvaccinated employees

Last Friday (6 August) media company CNN fired three unvaccinated employees who violated company policy by coming to work unvaccinated against COVID-19.

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UK women hit by gender pension gap at every stage of their career

The gender pension gap is already at 17% at the beginning of a women’s career and increases to 56% towards their retirement.

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