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Morrisons slashes sick pay for unvaccinated employees

Morrisons slashes sick pay for unvaccinated employees

Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket, is set to cut sick pay for unvaccinated workers who need to self-isolate. The company has justified the decision by saying that the intention is to encourage vaccine uptake, but also to mitigate the “biblical costs” of...

Counselling shown to be UK’s most popular benefit

Counselling shown to be UK’s most popular benefit

New research shows that nine in ten businesses (89 per cent) offer counselling as part of their reward strategy, making it the most popular benefit to provide among UK organisations. In fact, counselling itself has become more popular among UK businesses, with the...

Bosses urged to support employees experiencing miscarriage

Bosses urged to support employees experiencing miscarriage

The Miscarriage Association is urging employers to commit to supporting their employees that are impacted by miscarriage, saying current legislation does not go far enough. They have subsequently launched a new campaign designed to get businesses and organisations to...

Scotland set to trial a four-day working week

Scotland set to trial a four-day working week

The Scottish Government has announced its intention to reduce working time through trialling a shorter working week.  Stating that it is still in the early stages of design, a spokesperson for the Scottish Government said that this £10 million pilot scheme of a...

One in three working parents suffer due to lack of childcare

One in three working parents suffer due to lack of childcare

Over a third (36 per cent) of parents struggle accessing childcare, and this has a negative impact on their working life. This is according to the Early Years Alliance, the largest early years membership organisation in England, who have found that government policy...

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Nick Campbell: The Menopause and menstrual health & tackling taboo

Nick Campbell: The Menopause and menstrual health & tackling taboo

The menopause affects almost half of the country’s workforce at some point in their career, but whereas many people only experience mild symptoms, for some it can have a serious impact on home, social and working life. It is estimated that 13 million people in the UK...

Ama-Afrifa Tchie: Has COVID-19 been a workplace equaliser?

Ama-Afrifa Tchie: Has COVID-19 been a workplace equaliser?

Over the past year, with more people working remotely, many of us have had a greater insight into our colleagues' home lives than we could have ever anticipated. However, while we may see young children pottering into view and cats tapping across keyboards in Zoom...

Simon Blake: WFH one year on – What’s the mental health impact?

Simon Blake: WFH one year on – What’s the mental health impact?

It has been a very long year in so many ways. Organisations have had to transform both what they do and how they do it. We have asked a lot of people and they have responded with commitment and determination. One of the most significant shifts has been the requirement...

Tracey Taylor-Huckfield: Managing Grief in the Workplace

Tracey Taylor-Huckfield: Managing Grief in the Workplace

As a key part of our economic and social lives, workplaces can be critical sources of support for employees who have experienced bereavement. However, business leaders and those in management positions are not always aware of the need to provide effective assistance...

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