Reasonable adjustments

Building a workforce fit for the future

HR has had to be reactive when dealing with employee wellbeing over the past few years. But as we proactively plan for the future, and adjust to living with Covid and beyond, how can people teams...

How HR can help dyslexic employees

Dyslexia is the most common neurodiversity. Statistically speaking, as many as one in five of your employees is likely to be dyslexic, so it’s incredibly important HR understands it and supports...

Reasonable adjustments for disabled workers in the age of hybrid working

Our new working environment, with many employees based both at home and in the office, means businesses may well need to take a long hard look at the reasonable adjustments they are making and ensure...

Long Covid impacting half of UK organisations

Nearly half (46%) of UK organisations have employees who have experienced long Covid in the past year, but the poorly understood nature of the condition may be preventing employees accessing the help...

Cancer patients unaware of their rights at work - and HR's not helping

Many cancer patients returning to work are unaware of their rights at work, and HR departments are failing to inform them.

Guidance on employing disabled workers published

The Business Disability Forum yesterday (November 29) launched its Disability Essentials range of resources, hoping to provide answers to businesses’ key questions.

Long COVID – is it the new Yuppie Flu?

COVID-19 is not just a disease of the lungs. In the initial (acute) phase of the illness, severe COVID-19 can cause pneumonia and respiratory failure, which can result in permanent damage and scarring...

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Dyslexia affects workers' memory as well as literacy

?Employers must realise dyslexia can affect memory as well as reading and writing, according to Nancy Doyle, research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London

Quarter of firms have never interviewed a disabled person

More than half (52%) of HR leaders incorrectly believe the main reason disabled people don’t get jobs is because they lack the right skills or qualifications, according to Scope

Epilepsy sufferers face discrimination at work

Lack of awareness of epilepsy means sufferers face poor treatment in the workplace, according to research from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

Government's disabled worker targets: Experts respond

Amber Rudd's plans to change the benefits system and get more disabled people into work have received a mixed response

Disabled people frozen out of work

Almost three-quarters (73%) of disabled workers in the UK have stopped working because of a disability or health condition, according to disability charity Leonard Cheshire