An ONS study found more than 140 million working days were lost to sickness in 2018, equating to 4.4 days per worker.
?The unemployment rate may reach 9% by the end of the year, according to thinktank EY Item Club, an increase from 3.9% in the month to May.
HR is being asked to create a response plan and testing protocol to prepare for a potential second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
HR directors expect 70% of their workforce will have flexible working once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, a 45% increase on current levels.
The CIPD is calling for the right to bereavement leave and pay to be extended to all employees experiencing the loss of a close family member.
There is still a stigma around mental health in the workplace, with workers afraid to open up about their problems.
?The availability of workers in the UK throughout June rose at the quickest rate since the depths of economic recession in January 2009 due to redundancies and workers on furlough.
?Employers are considering introducing antibody testing in the workplace to ensure employees feel safe returning to work.
?Global brands are struggling to serve the needs of disabled people by not developing an inclusive strategy for their employees.