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UK's top family-friendly employers named for 2020

Working Families has announced its annual list of family-friendly employers in the UK.


UK faces a 'tsunami' of unemployment in the Autumn

?The TUC is encouraging the government to create a new job protection and upskilling programme as the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) comes to a close next month.


How HR can support working parents

As children head back to school in England and Wales this week and the government insists workers should be heading back to the office, we consider how HR can make the transition a little easier.


HR needs data and tech investment to improve employee benefits

HR teams are spending thousands on employee benefits but have no idea if they are being used, according to new research.


HR needs to expand its role for coronavirus recovery, finds report

?HR teams must broaden their expertise and work directly with other functional areas of business as organisations recover from the impact of coronavirus, according to a new report from the Josh Bersin...


More support needed for employees with drug and alcohol misuse

One in five employers are failing to offer support for employees dealing with drug and alcohol misuse.


Sexual harassment still rife in UK workplaces

?Institutional sexism, patterns of abuse and an imbalance of power are still rife in the UK’s workplaces leaving women at risk, according to a damning new report from charity Rights of Women.


How HR can support employees diagnosed with cancer

?HR must make sure it has clear sickness absence policies in place to help employees diagnosed with cancer.


Test, track and trace in the workplace

We’ve had plenty of mantras during coronavirus. First it was ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives.’ Then England moved to ‘stay alert, control the virus, save lives.’ The next evolution, as...


Employers warned not to crowd-out apprenticeship opportunities for young people

?Apprenticeships lean too heavily towards highly qualified employees and not enough towards school leavers, according to a new report from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).


Workers missing teamwork and friendship in pandemic

?Employees feel less connected to their leaders, teammates and friends compared to their lives before the coronavirus pandemic.


UK lags behind international AI skills development

?The UK is facing an AI skills gap that could leave companies struggling to compete with rivals from across the world, a new Microsoft report has revealed.