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Gender | EU Directive demands third of board members are women by 2026

European employers will have to report minimum percentages of women on their boards following an agreement in Brussels by the European Council after a decade of preparation and numerous roadblocks.

Religion | Islamophobia affecting majority of Muslims at work

An overwhelming majority of Muslim employees in the UK are suffering religious abuse at work.

Benefits | Surprising changes to benefits packages due to Covid pandemic

Employers are experimenting with the type of benefits on offer post-pandemic, moving away from focusing only on flexible working or mental health.

Inclusion | Workplace equality falling behind in UK

The UK is one of the worst countries for promoting equality in the workplace, according to research from health company Essity.

Technology | Right to work digital ID check providers chosen

The UK government has made the Post Office and identity verification platform Yoti the first certified digital identity service providers (IDSP) to carry out right to work checks across the country.

Time off | Remote staff taking more mental health leave than those on-site

Remote workers are more likely to take time off for mental health related reasons than employees who work on-site.

Health & Safety | HSE introduces risk assessments for pregnant workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its guidance for employers of pregnant women or new mothers.

Inclusion | Virgin Atlantic repeals tattoo ban for cabin crew

Virgin Atlantic lifted its ban on cabin crew displaying their tattoos at work last week, becoming the first airline to do. Will we see more tattoos on show in the workplace of the future?

Wellbeing | Unhappy retail workers seeking way out of industry

Retail workers no longer want to work in the sector and are looking for jobs elsewhere.

Cost of living | One third of ethnic minority workers can no longer afford their bills

One third of workers from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UK are no longer able to pay their bills, rent or mortgage each month due to the cost of living crisis.

Employment law | Rise in menopause tribunals attributed to increased awareness

The number of employment tribunals relating to menopause increased in 2021, highlighting a potential rise in awareness of the condition.

Engagement | Companies alienating workforce by ignoring worker opinion

Employers are guilty of ignoring the opinions of their workforce when it comes to making important decisions.