New York schools start to drop desks, will workplaces follow suit?

Schools in New York are starting to drop desks from the classroom and move to a more open plan style of learning. Elementary (or primary schools) in Hastings, New York, are removing desks and instead are opting to create flexible learning spaces, free of the constraints of a wooden desk and a uncomfortable chair.

New programme launched to help employers support staff through bereavement

An innovative new scheme is encouraging employers to take bereavement more seriously. The Compassionate Employers programme allows companies and organisations to gain a better understanding of how bereavement among staff can have long-lasting effects on productivity, morale and absenteeism, and how to introduce policies and good practice to support staff through loss.