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Essential checklist before sending employees abroad to work

International relocation and global mobility are back on the business agenda, so it’s important that employers are aware of the many considerations they must make before sending an employee abroad.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, head of international - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 13 February 2023

Many mums quit careers due to outdated working practices

For mums who had to make tough decisions about their work-home balance, many felt they could not push back against their employer and had no choice but to accept the conditions presented to them, such as working full-time hours or in the office.

Contributor: Helen Sachdev, Director - WOMBA (Work, Me and the Baby) | Published: 13 February 2023

Inclusive companies: ‘We need awards until we don’t need awards’

The 2023 Inclusive Awards - organised by Inclusive Companies - are open for entries. Returning for the 9th year, the Awards comprise eight categories that recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations who have excelled in their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. Set to shine a light on inclusion, the Inclusive Awards entries are assessed by a truly diverse and independent judging panel looking to reward individuals and organisations who can demonstrate their achievements across all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion.

Contributor: Katherine Selby - PR Workshop | Published: 12 February 2023

Home working is the soft target hackers are focused on

The large-scale shift to remote working and the rise of the ‘Home Office’ have significantly increased the potential for employees to fall victim to a range of security threats - with the biggest risks including a lack of communication, Bring-Your-Own-Device, and unsecured work environments, according to SoSafe.

Contributor: Dr Niklas Hellemann, CEO - SoSafe | Published: 12 February 2023

Above average deaths highlights need for death-in-service benefits

GRiD wants more employers to consider offering group life assurance to their employees to ensure that in the event of the death of a member of staff, the employer can offer a financial safety net to their family and dependants.

Contributor: Katharine Moxham - GRiD | Published: 11 February 2023

Have we passed peak pay rise?

A fifth of UK businesses will not be raising wages this year as managers rein in recruitment and staffing budgets, according to new research from Indeed Flex, the online staffing platform for temporary work. Half of businesses have seen labour costs increase amid soaring wage demands in the face of high inflation, a quarter of firms plan to freeze hiring this year, and 58% of businesses said they will be turning to temporary workers to support their permanent teams throughout 2023.

Contributor: Novo Constare, CEO and Co-founder - Indeed Flex | Published: 11 February 2023

Why employees fear letting people at work know they have cancer

ew research reveals 71% of workers with cancer in the UK fear telling their colleagues about their diagnosis. • Half (48%) of those who fear telling colleagues about their cancer are worried about losing their job • 46% of UK workers with cancer have continued working since their diagnosis due to financial pressures, despite poor health

Contributor: Arthur Sadoun, Chairman & CEO - Publicis Groupe | Published: 10 February 2023

Rising workplace violence and harassment needs zero tolerance

A global safety charity is calling for reform of workplace policies after its research uncovered that a fifth of people worldwide (21%) have experienced at least one form of violence and harassment at work in their working lifetime.

Contributor: Dr Sarah Cumbers, Director of Evidence and Insight - Lloyd’s Register Foundation | Published: 10 February 2023