Jo Gallacher

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Wellbeing initiatives need more data backing

Poor quality data is impacting employers’ attempts to create a better workplace wellbeing culture.

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MPs criticised as job vacancies reach record low

?MPs have been accused of watching from the side-lines rather than stopping job losses by TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady.

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Mental health stigma remains in the workplace despite campaigns

There is still a stigma around mental health in the workplace, with workers afraid to open up about their problems.

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Availability of temporary staff reaches record high

?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.

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Antibody testing could be needed to make employees safe at work

?Employers are considering introducing antibody testing in the workplace to ensure employees feel safe returning to work.

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Furlough scheme makes pay cuts the norm

?UK employers have slashed pay rise budgets and reduced the size of their workforce as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Willis Towers Watson.

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Companies urged to create global disability inclusion strategy

?Global brands are struggling to serve the needs of disabled people by not developing an inclusive strategy for their employees.

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TUC calls for furlough scheme to be extended for high-risk workers

Calls for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to be extended for those at high-risk who cannot work from home have been made by the TUC and a coalition of charities.

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Leaders failing to train employees on new tech developments

Just 35% of employees or their representatives are currently consulted by leadership before introducing new technology in the workplace.

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Government launches 'Office for Talent' to attract global academic expertise

?Government has announced it will create an “Office for Talent” to encourage scientists and researchers to come and work or study in the UK.

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HR leaders in favour of fewer offices

HR leaders across the UK say that COVID-19 will put an end to the office for the majority of companies.

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BAME workers feel they have to mask identity at work

?Nearly half of BAME (49%) workers in the UK said they have to mask part of their identity to fit in at the office.

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