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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.

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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.

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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...

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Alastair Campbell: the importance of mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

If you were ever wondering whether to make a change in your career but not sure if it’s possible, Alastair Campbell is proof that it’s never too late.

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Redundancies expected to increase in next quarter, CIPD says

One in three organisations expect to cut jobs in the third quarter of 2020, according to new research from the CIPD and Adecco Group.

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National Bereavement Service launches grief support and counselling service

The National Bereavement Service (NBS) has launched a grief support and counselling service to help its staff and customers.

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Pushing for progress: the workplace's role in political and social movements, part two

With workforces becoming increasingly active in political and social movements, what are the benefits and potential pitfalls HR should look out for?

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Green conscience feeds employee flexible work wishes

Flexible working is the most important work benefit employees look for when considering taking a new role.

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Inflexible work forcing fathers to take sick days for childcare

One in five fathers have faked illness at work to manage childcare duties, according to meeting provider PowWowNow.

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