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Acas urges UK workers to take much needed time off work

Acas has urged UK employees to talk to their bosses about taking holiday, as four in 10 have taken less time off during the pandemic compared to before it started.

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.

Young employees feel forgotten by bosses

Young workers are feeling isolated after spending 18 months working from home due a lack of communication with their employers.

How HR can prevent menopausal discrimination

Almost a million women in the UK have left jobs because menopause symptoms and an inquiry has been launched to understand if workplace discrimination is taking place. In the meantime, what can HR do...

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.

Talis's Kelly Williams on winning 2020's HR director of the year

Kelly Williams, winner of the coveted HR director of year award at the 2020 HR Excellence Awards, wants other HRDs to be celebrated for the hard work they've done during the pandemic.

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.

Sick pay won't be extended to low income employees, government confirms

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will not be extended to those who earn less than £120 per week, the government has confirmed.

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...

HR teams still developing post-pandemic workplace strategies

Though the UK is now gradually lifting lockdown restrictions and, in some areas, encouraging staff to return to the office, 70% of organisations are still developing a post-pandemic workplace...

Why we need to stop calling it HR

In the last year we have realised the need for resilience alongside performance, so why is our perceived value still based on how hard we are working?

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