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CIPD calls for bereavement leave and pay for all employees experiencing close family loss

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.

Parents need more protections to return to work

?Employer discretion under new return to work guidance in England could put parents at risk.

Fostering diversity and inclusion in a remote environment

During times of geopolitical and societal unrest, when many employees are isolated and struggling to balance their personal and professional responsibilities, inclusiveness becomes even more vital to...

Business leaders confident of company survival post-lockdown

Sixty-one per cent of respondents to a survey from The Institute of Leadership & Management said that they were confident their organisations will survive the coronavirus crisis.

Remote productivity suffers due to lack of office chat

The majority (70%) of remote office workers in a Unipos survey said the thing they miss the most about work is face-to-face chats with colleagues.

Communication with colleagues named biggest challenge of remote working

Communication is the largest challenge facing employees working remotely, according to a 4Com survey.

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.

Experts warn chancellor’s Job Retention Bonus is a “drop in the ocean” when dealing with furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined a three-point ‘plan for jobs’ aiming to provide support to some of the sectors and demographics most affected by the pandemic.

Problem-solving in stressful times

I used to work with an inspiring executive who was brilliant at staying cool during the worst moments of tension.

Employees and business leaders anxious about returning to work post-lockdown

An overwhelming majority of British workers (88%) said they are not comfortable using public transport for their commute, as the country shapes its exit from lockdown.

CJRS amendment creates redundancy confusion

?A new amendment added to the Treasury’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) direction has created further confusion and potential worries for employers with workers on furlough.

Remote working productivity predicted to decrease

?Prolonged and permanent remote work could lead to a productivity slump in the long-term, according to software firm Names & Faces.

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