Positive News: How businesses are helping employees back into work

HR up and down the country is reintroducing employees back to their workplaces- either physically or a return from furlough. We highlight just a few of the many brilliant initiatives HR is undertaking...


Paused shielding advice puts vulnerable at risk of job loss

?Concerns remain about the countries’ most vulnerable people returning to work following the the end of government’s shielding advice.

Employers warned of risk of ‘sleepwalking’ into a society lacking human connection

?According to the latest ONS data, 3.3 million people in the UK are often or always lonely. Due to lockdown and the social restrictions put in place due to coronavirus, this figure is expected to rise...

Workers prefer Mondays and Fridays off to traditional two-day weekend

?Split days off and early starts have proved to be the most popular choices for a flexible working lifestyle according to new research.

Employees say they can't afford more free time

?A quarter of working people do not want to reduce their hours of paid work to have more free time.

Clear face mask backing needed to support UK's deaf community

?Not for profit Business Disability Forum has called on government to recommend the use of clear face coverings and help the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf or living with hearing loss.

HR warned to prepare for second wave of coronavirus with workplace testing

HR is being asked to create a response plan and testing protocol to prepare for a potential second wave of the coronavirus 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.

Steps to address grief in the workplace after lockdown

As employees start to return to work, now is a good time to start planning the support for those who have been bereaved during lockdown.

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.