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End of furlough scheme predicted to hit older workers hardest

End of furlough scheme predicted to hit older workers hardest

New research warns that older workers are most likely to suffer the negative effects of the winding down of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  New research published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and funded by the Centre for Ageing Better investigates the...

Part-time workers found to be disproportionately affected by pandemic

Part-time workers found to be disproportionately affected by pandemic

The study warns that millions could be "locked out of work" as more part-time workers are placed on furlough and are returning to normal hours at a slower rate than full-time employees.  A new report by Timewise, a social consultancy, has warned of the way part-time...

LGBTQ+ employees: Most inclusive cities, sectors and regions

LGBTQ+ employees: Most inclusive cities, sectors and regions

According to a new study, Belfast in Northern Ireland was found to be the most inclusive city for LGBTQ+ jobseekers in the UK, beating London, Brighton and Manchester. In light of Pride Month, new research conducted by Adzuna analysed nearly 9.7 million job vacancies...

Working mothers now doing fewer hours or stopped working altogether

Working mothers now doing fewer hours or stopped working altogether

Almost two-thirds of working mothers are now either working reduced hours or have stopped working entirely, new research shows.  The pandemic has had a sizeable impact on working parents who have been forced to handle multiple responsibilities, both inside and outside...

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Sam Olsen: How businesses and HR can help young people get into work

Sam Olsen: How businesses and HR can help young people get into work

The number of people aged 16-64 claiming unemployment related benefits has increased by 271,000 from January 2020 to January 2021, an increase of 120 per cent. Earlier this year, it was reported by the Prince’s Trust that 60 per cent of young people say that getting a...

Heather Rolfe: Older Workers and Age Discrimination

Heather Rolfe: Older Workers and Age Discrimination

Older, wiser but an outsider Spare a thought for people looking for work during the pandemic lockdown, sending out hundreds of applications with no success. But, for many older workers, this isn’t unusual even in normal times. A recent study for the Centre for Ageing...

Stuart Affleck: How to increase diversity of thought in the workplace

Stuart Affleck: How to increase diversity of thought in the workplace

Thankfully, diversity is becoming much more than a buzzword across many businesses. Over the past few years, companies are increasingly taking a microscope to their diversity and inclusion policies and procedures; finding they’re either not fit for purpose or in some...

Ewan Carr: Staying mindful of reasonable adjustments during COVID-19

Ewan Carr: Staying mindful of reasonable adjustments during COVID-19

New research has shown that one fifth of disabled employees have had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the pandemic rejected. Whether an employee’s request is valid depends on the individual case, however, the pandemic shouldn’t be...

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