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Concerns of ongoing financial crisis must be confronted now

Two out of three individuals say that worrying about finances has a significant impact on their mental health. The survey[1], conducted by Smarterly, found that 90% of employers agreed that financial worries had a negative impact on an employee’s mental health, while 87% also attributed financial woes to having an adverse impact on an employees’ performance.

Contributor: Steve Watson, Head of Proposition - Smarterly | Published: 23 May 2020

Calls for dedicated visa route for high skills professionals post Brexit

Following the second reading of the Immigration Bill in parliament this week which paves the way for a points-based immigration system, The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has called for a dedicated visa route for independent professionals.

Contributor: Tania Bowers, Legal Counsel and Head of Public Affairs - APSCo | Published: 21 May 2020

24 million called back in first phase out of lockdown

New research has today revealed that UK employers are planning to bring between 30 and 80 percent of their staff back to the workplace in the first phase out of lockdown.

Contributor: Gavin Wiseman, Employer and Founder - Healthy Return | Published: 20 May 2020

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Over half of UK workers uncomfortable about returning to work

Over half of UK workers are not comfortable returning to work, according to a new survey by ENGAGE and YouGov. The figures come amid the Government announcement of its COVID-19 recovery strategy and the publication of new guidelines for working safely.

Contributor: Dr Andy Brown, CEO, ENGAGE | Published: 19 May 2020

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Employee mental health will need support as lockdown is lifted

In light of the updated UK coronavirus restrictions from the Government, Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing at Nuffield Health, discusses how to support employee mental health now full lockdown has been lifted and industries are gradually returning back to work.

Contributor: Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing - Nuffield Health | Published: 18 May 2020

COVID-19: ultimate test for how employers really treat there people

British companies must find a “new normal” that puts employee welfare at the forefront of the corporate ethos once the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, experts said yesterday. A failure to do so will harm talent acquisition and retainment across sectors in the long-term, stifling financial recovery and future growth, it is claimed.

Contributor: Yetunde Hofmann, Managing Director - Synchrony Development Consulting | Published: 18 May 2020