HR must do more for those experiencing baby loss

Around one in four pregnancies will, sadly, end in a loss.

Should HR leaders be concerned about an epidemic of loneliness?

In March 2020 most of the world’s city centres and offices emptied amidst mandatory lockdowns. But when restrictions eased, and offices reopened many employees did not rush back to their desks.

Most UK managers feel unable to offer adjustments for cancer

Under half (47%) of line managers said they would be able to offer support to colleagues with cancer with reasonable adjustments in their workplace, according to a new study exclusive to HR magazine.

Health secretary orders NHS to stop hiring DEI roles

Health Secretary Steve Barclay has ordered the NHS to stop recruiting for roles solely focused on diversity and inclusion.

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. 

HR guide to dealing with workplace substance abuse

Substance abuse in the workplace is on the rise. Approximately 70% of the people who are into substance use are full-time employees.

Hot topic: What would HR find in its own Covid inquiry? Part two

The public inquiry into the UK’s handling of Covid-19 has topped the news since it began in June.

Hot topic: What would HR find in its own Covid inquiry? Part one

The public inquiry into the UK’s handling of Covid-19 has topped the news since it began in June.

Abortion suggested to one in 61 pregnant women by bosses

New research has found one in 61 pregnant women said their boss had suggested they terminate their pregnancy, according to charity Pregnant Then Screwed (PTS).

Currys paid gender reassignment benefit celebrated by inclusion experts

Currys’ offer of paid gender reassignment leave, announced alongside a broader set of diversity and inclusion policies, is a great move say inclusion and HR experts.

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Insecure work left millions vulnerable to Covid, says TUC

People in insecure work were twice as likely to die from Covid during the pandemic, according to new research from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Menopause and menstruation at work guidance launched

A new standard for businesses on menstruation, menstrual health and menopause in the workplace has been published by the UK’s national standards body, The British Standard Institution (BSI).