Manifestos, Pledges & Considerations for Employers

It’s almost time for one of the most anticipated General Elections in the UK’s history. As an Employer, you may be wondering about the implications of a possible change of Government, or changes within an existing Government.  All of the parties’ manifestos make significant pledges and propose extensive changes for current Employment Laws and Regulations,

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Working mums feel trapped by lack of flexibility

“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 trapped in their current role as they

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

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 between considerations and actions we need to

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The Global Climate Strike – How Will You Respond?

This September, UK employers may find themselves with an interesting challenge, as climate crisis protesters encourage UK workers to walk out of their workplaces, and strike in support of their student counterparts. The worldwide strike, organised by Global Climate Strike, commencing on 20 September 2019, is encouraging people around the world to “stop ‘business as

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Managing Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace

A little healthy stress provides many of us with the drive to do our best and stay focused at work.  However, prolonged and high levels of stress can have the opposite effect and lead to long-term physical and mental health problems for employees, and issues regarding morale, productivity and staff turnover for the organisation they

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Menopause and the workplace

This month’s blog will focus on the menopause and its potential impact on the workplace, and what Employers can do to ensure their workforce is considered, supported and ultimately, retained. The Office of National Statistics highlights the fact that menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the UK workforce.  With 1 in 3 of

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Retirement – A jump off a cliff, or a gentle glide into the blue?

Intense exercise, prescription medication, a diet high in sugar – all things we shouldn’t stop suddenly, but rather ease into, and reduce gradually, giving ourselves a chance to become accustomed, physically, mentally and emotionally. It can be argued, and has been argued, that the same applies to our working lives. Termed as the ‘cliff edge’,

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