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Hot topic: Pandemic interventions for employers from the UK government, part two

?In early July, Rishi Sunak announced his plan for jobs which will provide financial support to the under-25s, one of the hardest-hit demographics of the pandemic. In the so-called 'mini-budget,' the...

Hot topic: Pandemic interventions for employers from the UK government

In early July, Rishi Sunak announced his plan for jobs which will provide financial support to the under-25s, one of the hardest-hit demographics of the pandemic.

All change is a form of grief

This may come as a surprise, but what we are all feeling during this current pandemic is grief.

Wellbeing initiatives need more data backing

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

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.

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.

Tax cuts and traineeships build Treasury’s coronavirus recovery kickstart scheme

The UK government is set to unveil a £2 billion “kickstart scheme” to help unemployed young people into work.

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.

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.

Volunteering and employment: debunking the myths of youth employment strategy

Young people aged between 18-24 are likely to be the group who will be the most badly affected in terms of finding work in the COVID-19 pandemic-led economic crisis that we are now entering.

Does L&D have an exclusivity problem?

On-the-job learning is essential for career and personal development, but many workers in lower paid roles do not have access to the same training opportunities as their higher-paid counterparts....

Lessons from the C-suite: Ann Watson

Your people are your biggest asset - treat them with respect

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