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COVID-19 vaccine will slow business uptake of the Job Retention Scheme

The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) will continue to be a lifeline for some businesses in 2021, however fewer HR leaders will be using the scheme in the new year thanks to optimism around the coronavirus...

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Majority of HR leaders will encourage employees to get coronavirus vaccine

Sixty per cent of HR leaders have said they will encourage employees to get vaccinated against coronavirus, but will not make it mandatory.

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Employees in need of mental wellbeing support over Christmas

HR needs to be wary that the Christmas period can lead to employee loneliness and must offer effective mental wellbeing support, says medical care provider RedArc.

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Under 35s fear COVID-19 will affect their careers

The pandemic’s effect on job prospects and earning potential is causing concern among young people as fears that they will become the ‘lost generation’ grow.

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Millions of UK workers poised to switch careers in 2021

A quarter of UK workers are reportedly considering a career change in 2021 according to a report from job site Adzuna.

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Women’s work/life balance progress has been stalled due to coronavirus

COVID-19 and national lockdowns have stalled progress for working women as they have had to adapt their working lives more than men.

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Black employees at Lloyds Bank are paid 20% less

Lloyds Bank has become the first major UK bank to disclose its ethnicity pay gap, revealing black employees are being paid nearly 20% less than their colleagues.

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Pay freezes could put HR in a difficult position

?HR will need to properly communicate how and why pay freezes are being put in place in order to avoid scrutiny in the year ahead.

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HR professionals risking fines to beat Brexit deadline

Employers are rushing their recruitment plans to bring EU hires into the UK by December 31 to avoid costly sponsorship fees.

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Using correct pronouns leads to a more inclusive workplace, HR urged

HR teams have an important role to play to make sure that trans and non-binary staff are not discriminated against and that they feel comfortable at their place of work.

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Leaders and managers lacking crisis evasion skills

Three quarters (73%) of employees said they believe that their company’s leadership has been lacking during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Workers delaying retirement plans

One in eight UK adults over the age of 55 who expected to retire in the near future now plan to delay their retirement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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