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Long COVID: rethinking ill-health and the world of work 

One positive repercussion of the COVID pandemic may be an improvement in how we deal with illness at work more generally, but HR must lead the way, finds Jo Gallacher in this month's cover story.

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Long COVID could change work for all with long-term illness

We all want to stay well – that’s why we drag our not-fully rested bodies out of bed early to do a workout and convince ourselves that a Caesar salad is just as tasty as a burger and fries.

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‘If you’re from an ethnic background, you are told to work twice as hard’, new equity report finds discrimination still rife in UK workforce

There remain fundamental issues of racism in the UK workforce, with Black employees worse off than those from a White, Asian or mixed ethnic background.

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Q&A with Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Mental Health First Aid's head of people, wellbeing and equity

Head of people, wellbeing and equity at Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Ama Afrifa-Tchie talks to HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher about how HR can protect mental wellbeing as the country opens...

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Aegon's Siobhan Martin on pushing through the roadblocks

Aegon HR chief Siobhan Martin’s commitment to helping others achieve all they can is driven by a desire to engage on a very human level and make the workplace a better place for everyone.

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Employees need to know they're in safe hands

It’s been a year since I began remote working. First at the kitchen table, hunched over like Quasimodo’s long-lost sister, then with the addition of an extra keyboard and mouse because I was feeling...

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Ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 Boards on track to meet Parker Review target

Ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 boards has increased from 52 companies to 81 in the past year.

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Uber loses Supreme Court battle resulting in drivers classed as workers

Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks after being officially classed as workers rather than self-employed by the Supreme Court.

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Is using umbrella terms such as BAME, LGBT+ and disabled hindering inclusion efforts?

Does HR’s way of categorising employees improve inclusivity or create further divides? Jo Gallacher asks in this issue’s cover story.

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Why Lockdown III is a box office flop

When it comes to film franchises, the third in the series is usually pretty weak.

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January's most read stories

?January was far from a quiet month for HR. We look back at some of the month’s most read stories just in case you missed them the first time around.

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Glassdoor announces Best Places to Work 2021 list

Job insights website Glassdoor has released its Best Places to Work 2021 list with tech companies fending off competition when it comes to employee engagement, flexibility and progress.

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