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Outlook inequality is holding back young talent

Businesses need young, diverse talent, but many struggle to find them. Not because young people don’t want the roles on offer, but because many discount themselves from opportunities before they’ve...

Millions of UK employees trapped in low paid and insecure work

The Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found 12% of the UK population, around 3.7 million people, are in low paid and insecure work.

Businesses urged to think green before returning to conferences

If businesses revert to pre-pandemic ways of working, they may risk increasing their carbon footprint.

Four-day working week case study: Arken

Software service provider Arken has successfully moved to a four-day working week after finding staff were happier and just as productive working these hours throughout the pandemic.

Financial wellbeing: why it's time for HR to talk money

At the start of last year, a pandemic was probably the last thing on the minds of even the most risk-minded businesses across the globe. Now, well into the second year of the crisis, employers are...

Pingdemic test-to-return used by employers to fight self-isolation

Employers have been left reeling by a record number of NHS COVID-19 app alerts asking people to self-isolate.

Echo mental health pandemic calls for wellbeing change

COVID-19 and the imminent ‘echo pandemic’ in mental health means companies must overhaul their wellbeing programmes to focus on greater engagement and culture change.

More companies offering remote working positions, according to LinkedIn

Despite the end of lockdown restrictions on 19 July and the widespread return to the office in sight, remote job opportunities are still on the rise.

The silent struggle of carers

The UK has an estimated seven million registered carers - that’s a staggering one in 10 people. That number is only set to grow too, and over the next 30 years, it’s anticipated the total will have...

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Pingdemic: How can HR adapt to staff shortages caused by self-isolation?

According to the CIPD, almost six in ten (57%) HR professionals have said they have suffered staff shortages in the last month due to employees being told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace...

Working mums lack sufficient childcare for school summer holidays

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of working mums with primary school age children do not have sufficient childcare for the six-week school summer holidays, according to the TUC.

Changed your business model to hybrid working? Here’s what you need to know

Many organisations have transformed how they operate over the past 18 months. Flexible work schedules, remote team members and better digital literacy have led to more hybrid workplaces. To make sure...

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