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Loneliness during COVID-19: The Impact on Employee Mental Health

Loneliness during COVID-19: The Impact on Employee Mental Health

With loneliness becoming a pertinent problem for the UK population as a whole, employers need to consider ways of keeping employees connected over the coming months.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a myriad of changes, one of the most prevalent being the...

Long COVID: Why this should matter to HR

Long COVID: Why this should matter to HR

"Long COVID" is often a term used to describe the long-lasting impact that COVID-19 can have on a person, many months after they first contract the virus.  Long COVID is still a condition which is being carefully studied and monitored. Appearing at least a month after...

Coronavirus rapid home test kits to be made available for employees

Coronavirus rapid home test kits to be made available for employees

The Government's COVID-19 testing programme has now been expanded to include rapid, lateral coronavirus tests which employees can use at home.  In an expansion of the scheme rolled out at the beginning of March, the Government has now announced that home testing kits...

Goldman Sachs boss urges workers to “go the extra mile”

Goldman Sachs boss urges workers to “go the extra mile”

David Solomon did address the concerns made by first-year junior analysts which became public last week, with junior-level employees reporting 95 hour work weeks. The Chief Executive of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon, has spoken out after employees raised internal...

Shielding for clinically vulnerable workers to end in April

Shielding for clinically vulnerable workers to end in April

The Government have announced that advice encouraging clinically vulnerable employees to shield will end from the 1st April due to a fall in COVID-19 cases. A new statement by the Department of Health and Social Care has revealed that the advice offered to vulnerable...

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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...

Grace Mole: Vaccinations: Keeping your employees safe – and onside

Grace Mole: Vaccinations: Keeping your employees safe – and onside

With continuing virus outbreaks in offices and the apparent mutation of the Kent Covid variant raising the possibility of regular reinfections in the UK population, employers face a complex and changing puzzle of how to allow employees back to the office in 2021....

Steven Buck: How to stop the escalating risk of pandemic burnout

Steven Buck: How to stop the escalating risk of pandemic burnout

Google search data reveals we may be in danger of a potential mass burnout of over-stressed, pandemic-battered workforces. There are things HR leaders can and should be doing that will head this off. Online searches for topics such as ‘signs of burnout’ had already...

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