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Queens’s speech: young women let down by lack of support

The introduction of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced in the Queen's Speech yesterday (11 May), has been broadly welcomed although there are concerns it will not do enough to protect young...

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Employers to play important role in detecting cancer post-pandemic

Employers have a crucial role to play in tackling 50,000 undiagnosed cancer cases, according to health insurance provider Towergate Health & Protection.

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UK businesses set to downsize or close offices completely

More than a quarter (26%) of UK businesses are set to either close, downsize or consolidate their offices in the coming months.

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‘Failed’ apprenticeship levy lost employers £2 billion

Employers have lost £2 billion over the last two years due to the failing apprenticeship levy, according to the CIPD.

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Sleep deprivation overlooked in mental health awareness

UK employees who overwork are damaging their sleep patterns and risking long-term poor mental health.

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Gen-Z to base careers on COVID-19 business decisions

Over three quarters (77%) of Gen-Z employees will consider how a business acted during the coronavirus pandemic when choosing a place to work.

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HR spends a third of time on mental health support for employees

HR managers now spend an average of almost a third (31%) of their time each month on mental health support for employees than before the pandemic.

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Hybrid working to be used by biggest UK employers

Nearly all the 50 biggest UK employers have said they do not plan on bringing their staff back to the office full-time, according to new research by the BBC.

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Employment fraud has increased throughout the pandemic

Employment certificate fraud rates have increased by nearly 30% throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, compared with the same period of the previous year.

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Automation helped HR through stress of pandemic

New research has found 73% of HR professionals said automation helped them survive the heavy workload created by coronavirus.

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Employers urged prepare for unknown impact of COVID-19

The full economic impact of the pandemic will not be known "until the government’s furlough plaster is ripped off", says Rhys Moon, director at outplacement specialist Renovo.

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Flexible hour requests drop with rise in homeworking

The CIPD has urged employers to look beyond offering only remote work and instead develop a number of flexible working options.

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