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Working parents the most eager to return to the office

A huge majority (81%) of working parents at small UK businesses are looking forward to returning to the workplace after time spent juggling remote work with childcare over the summer holidays.

UK workers unsure how to help colleagues experiencing abuse

Less than half (40%) of British workers said they would not know how to help a colleague experiencing domestic abuse, indicating the need for visible support across UK workplaces.

IPPR calls for four-day week trials across more sectors in Scotland

The majority (80%) of working-age people in Scotland, across both manual and desk-based jobs, have said they would support a four-day working week without any loss of pay.

Balancing safety guidance and privacy law in vaccination status

Employers risk breaking the law as they respond to UK government guidance about policing staff vaccination.

Workplace relationships nose dive after a year of remote working

Workplace relationships have taken a huge hit during the COVID pandemic, given 22% of UK workers meet their partner or spouse at work.

UK employees working extra hours due to COVID

Over half of UK employers say their staff work additional unpaid hours every day.

One in 10 Brits willing to risk job for post-holiday quarantine

A reported 10% of UK workers have said they would risk losing their job over going on holiday and having to quarantine when they come back.

As Long COVID rates climb, how can employers support their staff?

While we’re by now, sadly too familiar with the devastating impact of COVID-19, there is still relatively little known, or indeed talked about when it comes to Long COVID.

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How HR can lay a foundation for a workplace that works for all

Culture change is afoot and business leaders must consider the past 18 months as they prepare for the new world of work.

Care for HR teams has been overlooked during pandemic

More than half (58.6%) of HR professionals in the UK say they are not being supported by their employer and that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their workload.

At the sharp end of the pandemic: Ali Mohammed interview

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s Ali Mohammed tells Jo Gallcher about the trials and tribulations of ensuring the service functioned during the pandemic, while protecting staff

How HR can spot signs of burnout

The story of how an employee was banned from work for two weeks after their employer spotted signs they were suffering burnout has gone viral on LinkedIn.

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