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Low-paid workers lose workplace satisfaction premium over high earners

Low-paid workers lose workplace satisfaction premium over high earners

In a new report which reflects on the changing world of work over the past 30 years, low-earners were found to have lost their job satisfaction premium over this period. The job satisfaction premium that low-earners used to enjoy in the early 1990s, with around...

Half of UK employees keep health issues a secret

Half of UK employees keep health issues a secret

New research has shown that almost half of UK employees would not consider talking to their employer if they were experiencing a health issue. This finding, from non-for-profit healthcare provider Benenden Health, has the potential to have a massive impact on...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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