Employee benefits

Could menstrual leave policies work in the UK?

Spain has announced reforms which will allow women to take up to three days menstrual leave per month, becoming the first European country to do so.

IVF bill crucial step for championing women's reproductive health

A private member's bill to introduce a legal right for women to seek time off for fertility treatment could be a watershed moment for women's rights in the UK.

Chronic pain stigma prevents employees speaking up

Over a quarter of adults in the UK are living with chronic pain conditions, and are having to manage them in the workplace.

Multiple jobs now an option for low income workers following exclusivity clause change

The government has announced plans to remove exclusivity clauses in contracts for low income workers, allowing them to work multiple jobs.

Do boards needs directors in charge of bringing the workers’ perspective?

The rights of workers are rarely far from the headlines. You only have to look at the backlash that came from P&O’s decision to make 800 people redundant without consultation to know the reaction when...

Low-paid work costing economy £10 billion per year

Insecure and low-paid work is costing the UK Treasury £10 billions every year, according to a report from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Companies failing to provide employees with financial wellbeing support

Businesses aren't supplying their workers with the financial wellbeing support programmes they need, according to research from asset management firm Mercer.

Extra bank holiday could give HR contract conundrum

The addition of an extra bank holiday to the calendar could create a sticking point between employers and employees.

Law firm highlights tension between hybrid and remote working

Law firm Stephenson Harwood has been criticised for its decision to offer a lower rate of pay for full-time remote workers, but research shows some workers may take up the offer.

Hybrid working could drive gender promotion gap

Male tendency to prioritise the office over family time could widen gendered gaps in the workforce, according to professor of organisational psychology and health at University of Manchester Cary...

Commuting costs stop workers from returning to office

The cost of commuting is drastically impacting the number of workers heading back to the office.

An employer’s role in supporting family issues within the workplace

There are two ways of dealing with family issues of staff in the workplace.

Employee benefits