Jo Gallacher

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HR must be resilient in the face of a COVID-winter

?I always mourn the end of summer. As others get excited about woolly jumpers, frosty fingers wrapped around hot drinks and Hocus Pocus, I dread the horizontal rain and dark mornings Autumn offers us....

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Employees believe mental health conditions impede their careers

Almost a quarter (24%) of those with a mental health condition do not believe they have the same career progression as other colleagues.

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Employers unsure how to provide financial education to employees

Employers have a part to play in financial wellbeing and education but are generally unsure of what steps to take to deliver this.

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Glassdoor introduces diversity and inclusion rating

?Glassdoor has launched a new company diversity and inclusion rating on its website to give job seekers a clearer picture of their prospective employer.

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Hot topic: The politics of furlough, part two

Heralded as a safety net by many, the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has supported the livelihoods of 9.6 million people and 1.2 million businesses to date.

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Money worries impacting employees' ability to sleep

?Two thirds of UK workers have experienced stress as a result of their personal finances in 2020.

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Under 35s face professional confidence crisis

?Under 35s are facing a confidence crisis at work after feeling isolated and afraid to speak out to colleagues.

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New lockdown restrictions in England: how will the workforce be affected?

New lockdown restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus begin today in England. Deemed the 'rule of six' government guidance has reduced the number of people who can meet socially to six in a...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extension requested by MPs

?MPs have asked chancellor Rishi Sunak to consider a targeted extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to avoid mass unemployment.

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New membership organisation for external HR professionals and consultants launched

?A new HR membership organisation has been set up to represent external HR and people consultancy businesses across the UK.

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National Payroll Week: what HR should know

Payroll has always been a vital element of the workplace, but employers are often guilty of not prioritising its importance.

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Employees need space to redefine themselves after a restructure

?HR must be mindful of the impact organisational change will have on employee identity.

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