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HR not doing enough to combat sexist behaviour in the workplace

Diversity & inclusion

HR teams are not taking enough preventive measures to stop cases of sexism and sexual harassment taking place in the workplace.

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Coronavirus widens gap between black and white youth employment

Young black people are now three times more likely to be unemployed than young white people since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jobseekers could lose dream job due to untidy rooms

Recruitment

Almost a third (28%) of interviewers have admitted to not hiring someone based on what they see in the background of the candidate’s video call.

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Disability needs to be higher on the D&I agenda

HR has a unique opportunity post-pandemic to drive the importance of disability inclusion in the workplace, says Business Disability Forum's CEO, Diane Lightfoot.

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Workers on rotation profoundly impacted by pandemic

Wellbeing

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on the mental health of workers on rotation as 40% said they have experienced suicidal thoughts in the past year.

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Employees considering career change after furlough

Over half (51%) of furloughed UK employees are considering a career change, according to new research by IT management company NTT DATA UK.

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Staff think poor mental health will impact career progression

Almost half (48%) of UK employees said they believe disclosing a mental health condition to their line manager would impact career progression.

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Pandemic highlights need for gender inclusive parental leave

Volvo's announcement of 24 weeks paid parental leave for all genders highlights the shift in business mindset when it comes to employee benefits.

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Retail staff in need of deaf awareness training

HR leaders have been urged to think of lip readers as businesses prepare to reopen.

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Employees afraid to return to workplace due to COVID-19 safety

Wellbeing

Employees are calling on employers to ensure COVID-19 safety procedures are in place before they return to the workplace.

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Staff more willing to relocate after the pandemic

The rise in remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increased flexibility of employees, as they are now more willing to relocate for work.

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Graduates conflicted over starting careers remotely

The coronavirus pandemic has given graduates an appetite for remote work, but the majority still want to return to an office-based environment according to a new report.

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