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Furlough scheme deadline extended

The cut-off date for companies to apply to the furlough scheme has been extended

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Apprenticeships already feeling impact of reduced funding

Half of apprenticeship training programmes could downsize, mothball or shut down completely due to lack of financial support for the Department for Education

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Graduate confidence in job market decreases

Only a third (33%) of graduates are confident about securing a role after university due to coronavirus, according to Bright Network’s latest insight report

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How HR can support an organisation when its leader is absent

Following news that prime minister Boris Johnson was rushed into intensive care last week, we look at how organisations cope when their leader is absent

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HR responds to COVID-19: Hertfordshire County Council

The ‘human touch’ has been fundamental to helping employees at Hertfordshire County Council respond to coronavirus.

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Permanent roles in UK job market down by 50%

Permanent roles in the UK job market were down by around 50% in the last week of March compared with the same week last year.

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Employers boost wellbeing funding during Coronavirus pandemic

One in four employers have increased spend on employee assistance programmes (EAPs) as a result of COVID-19

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Five companies going the extra mile for employees during Coronavirus

We live in unprecedented times and the news can become overwhelming at times.

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A toast to the most convivial at Pernod Ricard

The drinks within Pernod Ricard’s portfolio have been a fundamental part of sharing happy moments together for years.

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Employee health already decreasing due to remote working

Workers are already suffering from health issues due to the switch to remote working, according to an Institute for Employment Studies (IES) interim survey

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HR warned to look out for signs of domestic violence during remote working

HR leaders have been warned that remote working may see a rise in domestic abuse cases after calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline saw a 25% increase since the lockdown began.

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Young workers and women more likely to be impacted by sector shutdowns

The government-sanctioned lockdown will impact young workers the hardest, according to a new report for Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

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