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Parental pay | Over half of UK employers now provide enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Nearly two thirds (63.5%) of businesses offer maternity pay above the statuary minimum in the UK, and three-fifths (60.8%) offer enhanced paternity pay.

Confidence | Imposter syndrome pervades the workplace

Employees are still experiencing imposter syndrome in the workplace, despite having a good company culture.

Parents | How support groups can help new mums return to work

Support networks for new mums are in high demand following the pandemic, which is why freelance communications consultant Annie Abelman set up Mentor Mums in September 2020.

Wellbeing | Return to the office could be bad for mental health

A quarter (24%) of UK office workers believe physically returning to the workplace may impact their mental health in a negative way.

Wellbeing | Female staff lie about days off for period pains

A quarter (23%) of female employees say they have had to lie to their employer in order to take time off due to PMS symptoms.

Return to work | UK workers face confidence crisis returning to work

Almost two fifths (37%) of people returning to work after a year away experience a loss in confidence, creating more concerns for workplaces post-coronavirus and beyond.

Awards | HR Excellence Awards winners proud of work during COVID-19

The winners of last year's HR Excellence Awards are proud to have had their hard work during the pandemic recognised.

Wellbeing | UK best equipped to combat long hours fatalities

A worrying parallel between excessive working hours and life-threatening physical health issues has been revealed, but the UK may be best suited to combating overworking.

COVID vaccines | Vaccinations buy employee confidence on return to office

Over three quarters (78%) of UK employees will formally complain or leave the workplace if COVID-19 safety regulations are ignored on their return to work, according to new research by digital health...

Diversity | Less than one in five see gender equality at work

Just 19% of UK employees think there is gender equality in their workplace, according to new research by technology giant Samsung.

Education | Skills and Post-16 Education Bill could help jobs recovery

The UK government will today introduce its new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill which it hopes will be the rocket fuel needed to level up the workforce post-pandemic.

Inclusive culture | How can HR be a trans ally?

Safety is one of the biggest challenges currently faced by trans and non-binary employees in the workplace according to Benjamin Cohen, chief executive at LGBT+ news outlet PinkNews.