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Keeping employees safe online during lockdown

On the 16 March the government lockdown came into action. I know, it feels as if we’ve aged 200 years.

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Top tips for HR to keep remote workers safe online

Throughout COVID-19 one aspect which has made things undoubtedly easier is technology.

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Lack of training could be making businesses vulnerable to cyber crime

UK employees are not being appropriately trained to deal with cyber security threats and leave their workplaces in danger.

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Working parents under pressure as lockdown eases

Working parents will struggle to return to employment this month following the government announcement that schools are not likely to re-open until September.

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London hospitals develop cloud platform to fill staffing shortages

London hospitals are using a centralised online staffing platform to fill urgent vacancies on the COVID-19 frontline.

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Leaders are failing to communicate with employees during coronavirus

Nearly half of employees say communication is the area their leadership most needs to improve during the coronavirus pandemic

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A third of employers do not provide financial support if staff are diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer

?According to research from industry body Group Risk Development (GRiD), 9% of UK businesses said that providing financial support is not their responsibility

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Mental health named most common reason for employees to lie about sick days

New research by Aetna found a third (35.8%) of employees in the UK, the U.S., Singapore and the UAE admitted to having lied about sick days

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UK HR directors predict large rise in gig working

A new report by AON, Gig Economy: Financial Security of Greater Control, found 18% of HRDs believed 75% or more of their workforce will be made up of contractors by 2025.

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Chancellor details plans to end furlough scheme

Employers will be asked to pay National Insurance and employer pension contributions for furloughed workers from August, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

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Youth organisations demand the creation of a civic army to provide jobs for young people

Government should introduce a ‘civic army’ of 75,000 young people to provide jobs and help communities as the UK economy springs back into action following COVID-19.

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Let's show our emotions

It truly is a wild time. Wherever your emotions currently are between ‘I’ve got this, I will overcome’ to ‘I’ve just stared out of the window for 10 minutes thinking about absolute nonsense’- that’s...

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