How should employers support parents with a seriously ill child?

A petition has been started for a statutory requirement for employers to offer career breaks for parents with a seriously ill child, but some have questioned the practicality of such a policy.

Dealing with death in the workplace

Leave your personal woes at home, and avoid bringing them to office, is the standard expectation in the workplace. 

Series 3 Launch: Hyper-personalisation with Bertie Tonks

Series three of the HR Most Influential podcast has launched, with 2023's #1 practitioner Bertie Tonks in the hot seat.

Supreme Court holiday pay ruling makes it easier for employees to reclaim underpayment

Yesterday (4 October) the Supreme Court made a ruling that will make it easier for employees to reclaim unlawful deductions from their holiday pay.

National Living Wage to hit £11: what HR needs to do now

A new National Living Wage of £11 per hour is to be launched in April 2024, giving HR and payroll professionals a number of tasks to complete before the new financial year.

Half of parents consider quitting over office mandates

Half (50%) of UK working parents are looking for new roles because of their employers' return-to-office mandates, according to flexible childcare provider Pebble.

Majority of low-paid workers using foodbanks

Despite inflation easing, 60% of low-paid workers have used food banks since September 2022, according to the Living Wage Foundation.

Half of third-sector workers leave for higher pay

Over half (56%) of third-sector employees who have left the voluntary sector have done so in search of higher-paid jobs, research from insurance company Endsleigh has found.

The silent privilege of wellbeing amid the cost of living crisis

Nuffield Health’s 2023 Healthier Nation Index revealed 59% of individuals think the cost of living or a change in personal finances had negatively affected their mental health over the past year.

Does your organisation need marriage leave?

Only 5% of UK employers offer marriage leave on top of annual leave, according to new research from wedding app Hitched.

NatWest, Grant Thornton and Welsh Parliament named most family-friendly employers in UK

Charity Working Families has released its annual list of top family-friendly employers in the UK for 2023.

Why childcare support makes perfect business sense

No parent wants to have their day’s to-do list torn up when childcare arrangements fail them. By providing support when it does happen, you not only lift the stress but gain vital benefits for your...

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