Employee benefits

What HR tech will you use to bring staff back safely?

Smart systems for maintaining commercial viability and worker wellbeing will be an integral part of the post-COVID workplace. From the May/June 2021 issue Rob Gray explores some of the options.

Pimlico Plumbers advert risks discrimination claims

London plumbing firm Pimlico Plumbers has launched its first advert for a job that lists vaccination against coronavirus as a requirement.

Redefining chief people officers post-pandemic

There has been a lot of discussion around how the pandemic has shaped the ‘new normal’ over the past year. In the workplace, many businesses had to quickly adapt to working from home, conducting...

Government launches workers’ rights watchdog

The UK government has set up a new body to tackle modern slavery, enforce minimum wage legislation and protect agency workers.

Long COVID: rethinking ill-health and the world of work 

One positive repercussion of the COVID pandemic may be an improvement in how we deal with illness at work more generally, but HR must lead the way, finds Jo Gallacher in this month's cover story.

Four-day working week would improve UK carbon footprint and employee mood

Not only do employees want a four-day work week, but a new report says its introduction would dramatically reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

Hot topic part two: pregnancy loss

In April 2021, New Zealand joined a small number of countries offering paid leave for those who experience pregnancy loss. In the same month, The Lancet published data on the mental health impacts of...

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Hot topic: pregnancy loss and paid leave

In April 2021, New Zealand joined a small number of countries offering paid leave for those who experience pregnancy loss. In the same month, The Lancet published data on the mental health impacts of...

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Social care during coronavirus: a mental wellbeing case study

The social care sector faced unique pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its workforce was stretched and challenged like no other.

Armed forces and small charities among winners of the Working Families Best Practice Awards 2021 

The organisations celebrated in Working Families' Best Practice Awards 2021 have been revealed.

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Sharp rise in working poverty signals need for more employer support

Working poverty rates have risen across the entire country, according to a new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank.

Over half of UK employers now provide enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Nearly two thirds (63.5%) of businesses offer maternity pay above the statuary minimum in the UK, and three-fifths (60.8%) offer enhanced paternity pay.

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