Vaccinations and the Workplace – A Q&A with Su Allen HR

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] The global occurrence of Covid-19 and the subsequent restrictions, regulations, safeguards and now vaccines created to combat it have raised many discussions on workplace health and safety, managing risk, personal choice and freedom, privacy, and many more that will undoubtedly develop as the year progresses. Therefore, this month’s

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Employment Law in 2020 – This Is The Year That Was

Every year, UK Employment Legislation sees a number of changes, to accommodate new precedents set by cases and court rulings, and to reflect changes to lifestyles, societal needs, political landscapes and more. I think we can probably all agree that 2020, possibly more so than any other year in recent memory, handed those out in

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Concerns, Confusion and the ‘Covid Secure’ Workplace

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Back in July 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson advised that workers should “start to go back to work if [they] can” Whilst this advice has once again shifted (he is now saying that people should work from home again, where they can!), what is clear is that it

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Cyber Security And The Effects of The Pandemic

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Has your organisation ever fallen foul to an email virus or phishing scam?  Whether you have been directly affected or not, it’s likely that we have all witnessed a potential threat or scam land in our inboxes. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken these threats to a whole

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Covid-19 and Mental Health – The Other ‘Second Wave’

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] In our June Blog, we discussed steps for running an organisation in a time post-Covid-19.  However, getting back to ‘normal’ is about more than simply the operational practicalities.  Although many of us will have experienced periods of anxiety, stress and loneliness during the pandemic and at times these

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The Future Is… At Home?

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] When Covid-19 swept across the world, millions found themselves ordered to stay at home by their Governments to help reduce the spread and this, by default, led to swift worldwide adaption. Businesses needed to adapt accordingly, finding workable solutions to, wherever possible, remain operational and profitable and safely

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Ethical Veganism Protected by Law

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] In a landmark ruling in January 2020, an Employment Tribunal found that a claimant’s ethical veganism qualified as a “philosophical belief”, and therefore, should be protected by law. Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of their religion or philosophical belief.

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Presenteeism – Is it worth worrying about?

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] As we enter a new year and, indeed, a new decade, organisations are looking at ways to get the best out of their business processes and the people working for them, while maintaining a safe, healthy and balanced working environment for all. Absenteeism is an issue many organisations

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Working mums feel trapped by lack of flexibility

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] “We expect women to work like they don’t have kids and raise kids like they don’t work.” ~ Amy Westervelt. For November’s blog post, we’re throwing the discussion over to you. A recent survey of 2000 parents on the jobsite workingmums.co.uk, found that 80% of working mums felt

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Workplace Democracy, Decision-Making, and a Brexit State of Mind?

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post”] Democracy; can it ever really exist in the truest form, or will there always be a slant of bias in one direction? Front page political news lately has predominantly consisted of Brexit, deal or no deal and whether we should hold another referendum. This had us drawing comparisons

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