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Retail staff abused for implementing COVID-19 safety measures

A new study has found two thirds (64%) of shop workers are frightened to implement COVID-19 safety measures due to the threat of abuse from customers.

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Long COVID represents significant threat to workforce

New data from the Office for National Statistic (ONS) has found more than a million people in the UK were experiencing long COVID in February this year.

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Millions of UK workers never want to return to the office

More than 2.5 million UK employees say they will never feel comfortable going back into the office, according to new research.

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Institutional racism still rife in the workplace, says TUC

Institutional racism in the UK labour market traps too many black and minority ethnic workers in poverty, insecurity and low pay, says the TUC.

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National Living Wage increase not enough for frontline workers

The National Living Wage has increased to £8.91 per hour from £8.72 today, but workers' unions think more still needs to be done to stop employees from being underpaid for their work.

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Women discriminated against at work for starting families

Employers are discriminating against women who may go onto have children, according to new research by women’s charity Young Women’s Trust.

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Lack of menopause support at work pushing women to resign

Nearly half (45%) of working women with menopause consider retiring or taking a break from work, yet employer support could help keep them in the workforce.

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Employees quitting jobs in record numbers due to toxic workplaces

Almost a third (27%) of UK employees quit their job in the past year due to toxic workplace culture, according to HR software provider Breathe’s Culture Economy 2021 report.

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HR asked to introduce new domestic abuse policy following rise in cases

There was a rise of domestic abuse cases in the first lockdown, demonstrating the need for HR to introduce better policies to protect its employees while working from home.

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How HR can keep women safe after work

Diversity & inclusion

The issue of women’s safety in public places has been pushed into focus after the tragic death of Sarah Everard in London last month, and now businesses are pledging their support to make female...

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Pandemic's low pay to have long-lasting effect on retail

UK supermarket workers have been most effected by low earnings since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to The Living Wage Foundation.

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Coronavirus vaccinations causing conflict over employee privacy and safety

Over half (52%) of HR leaders have said they intend to track employees' coronavirus vaccinations according to a new report from Gartner.

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