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Lifting of lockdown restrictions leaves employers apprehensive

The easing of lockdown restrictions on 19 July in England has worried employers, as the change to face covering and social distancing rules could divide the UK workforce.

How can HR help build models of success?

The post-pandemic world calls for growth, but also resilience. The world is changing faster than ever, forcing organisations to adapt quickly or fall behind. The pandemic has proven that a global...

More employers to offer 'burnout weeks'

The number of employers offering staff paid 'burnout weeks', intended to alleviate the stresses of the pandemic, is increasing and looks set to become a trend.

Menopause: where legislation fails employers can step in

For years, menopause has been one of those subjects people shy away from in spite of it being a biological fact. This is particularly true in the workplace: although some employees experience...

How to tackle languishing - the dominant emotion of 2021

The term ‘languishing’ was coined by American sociologist Corey Keyes, who was struck that many people who weren’t depressed also weren’t thriving. The term came to wider attention when the New York...

UK falls short of 'basic employment rights' in lack of menstrual leave

Women want workplace period leave policies as they don’t believe UK employment law supports those who experience severe menstrual symptoms.

HR profession on the verge of talent exodus

HR directors and chief people officers from around the UK say the stress of the pandemic has made them want to work in much smaller businesses.

Does your workplace need the right to disconnect?

One of the most common consequences of homeworking brought on by the pandemic has been the difficulty many are facing with creating a clear distinction between work and home life, which risks leading...

UK Long COVID sufferers top two million

As cases of Long COVID escalate, so have the questions around how employers should respond and where their reasonabilities start and end.

Protecting and supporting travelling teams after COVID

Business travellers will be among the first visitors to many countries as borders slowly re-open.  They will face a changed landscape, possibly unrecognisable to their previous trips.

Strategic L&D can guide the future workforce

As the pandemic diminishes, forward-looking businesses must prepare staff for the future of work, say David Collings and John McMackin.

What you missed from the CIPD Festival of Work

Professor Brian Cox, safeguarding the NHS, hybrid work tips and lessons learned from mistakes in the pandemic - here are some of the key takeaways we gleaned from this week's CIPD Festival of Work.

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