Health and safety

HR needs to prepare for winter COVID plan

Following the government’s unveiling of its 2021 autumn and winter plan, employers in England are being urged to prepare for a return to restrictions as a worst-case scenario.

Morrisons to cut sick pay for unvaccinated, isolating employees

Supermarket chain Morrisons has come under fire after outlining a policy that will mean unvaccinated employees are not entitled to sick pay if they have to self-isolate.

Balancing safety guidance and privacy law in vaccination status

Employers risk breaking the law as they respond to UK government guidance about policing staff vaccination.

Pingdemic test-to-return used by employers to fight self-isolation

Employers have been left reeling by a record number of NHS COVID-19 app alerts asking people to self-isolate.

Pingdemic: How can HR adapt to staff shortages caused by self-isolation?

According to the CIPD, almost six in ten (57%) HR professionals have said they have suffered staff shortages in the last month due to employees being told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace...

Return to work anxiety – how can businesses bring staff back safely?

After more than a year of remote work, employees are now being forced to consider the prospect of the return to the office. For many, this will be a huge relief, ending months of isolation and solely...

Amazon and Sky join employers supporting vaccine rollout

Amazon, Metro Bank, Sky and Three UK have joined a growing list of employers  encouraging their staff to get vaccinated in partnership with the UK government.

How to avoid employment tribunals on post-pandemic return to work

As the UK economy slowly reopens, businesses are still in the throes of planning for a return to the office. However, we are not returning to the same environment or way of working we left and that...

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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.

UNLEASH 2019: Engagement and leadership at the World Food Programme

World Food Programme speakers explained how they engage staff operating in some of the most challenging environments

Gautier: Clearly define bullying to stop it

Having a clear definition of workplace bullying can help prevent it, according to chartered psychologist and academic Chantal Gautier

Employees won't discuss fatigue in the workplace

The majority (86%) of workers don’t feel confident speaking with their line manager about fatigue, according to Westfield Health