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HR should offer more support to introvert employees

Introverts and younger workers are in need of tailored support from employers as the UK adjusts to its third national lockdown.

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Keeping teams happy, healthy and productive in the new normal

Due to COVID-19, employers and their HR teams across the country have been adjusting to managing employees remotely and the many challenges this poses. One of the main stumbling blocks has been how to...

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COVID causing career lockdown for young people

Young people across the UK are reportedly the most anxious about the impact COVID-19 has had, and is having, on their career prospects, according to new research from business supplies company Sharp.

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Employees continue overworking during third lockdown

HR teams need to be wary that the third UK national lockdown may lead to staff working overtime and feeling burnt out.

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Online learning could boost nation’s career prospects

Skills shortages worsened by the pandemic could be addressed if employers support staff to undertake just one hour of online learning a week, says psychologist Honey Langcaster-James.

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HR calls for certainty on job support measures ahead of March Budget

Employers need a more long-term plan for job protection if HR is to efficiently adapt to the nation’s third lockdown, says the CIPD.

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Four-day week is affordable and could boost productivity, finds report

Reducing hours to a four-day work week could be offset by an increase in productivity.

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Coronavirus pandemic saw 30,000 lose their jobs in hospitality last year

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a 163% rise in restaurant job losses in the UK in 2020 and will make for a challenging start to the year for HR.

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HR should offer furlough to working parents, TUC says

A last-minute decision by ministers to close some schools after the Christmas break has left many working parents without childcare.

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Business hiring confidence recovered in early December

Employers became more confident in their ability to hire new staff over the past month despite the onset of more COVID-19 restrictions and growing concern over a no-deal Brexit.

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HR internships among lowest paid in the UK

With an average salary of £1,380 a month, HR internships have ranked fifth in the lowest paid internships in the UK, which could risk turning top talent away from the profession.

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Warehouse workers in need of better rights

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the government to bring forward its new employment bill which promises to protect and enhance workers’ rights after the UK leaves the European Union on 1...

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