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Fewer diagnoses of employees storing up problems for future of workplace health

Since the escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic, employees have been reticent to visit medical practitioners to have their concerns investigated, as a result, diagnoses of serious illnesses are significantly lower than they should be.

Contributor: Christine Husbands, MD - RedArc Nurses | Published: 3 September 2020

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Macmillan launches new Cancer and Your Workplace Webinars

Macmillan Cancer Support has launched new virtual Cancer and Your Workplace Masterclasses to help line managers and HR professionals support employees affected by cancer. With three-quarters of a million people living with cancer in the UK currently in work, Macmillan wants to ensure that all employers feel equipped to provide high quality support.

Contributor: Liz Egan, Working Through Cancer Programme Lead - Macmillan Cancer Support | Published: 2 September 2020

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UK business broadly confident about  bounce back within six to 12 months  

In positive signs for the economy’s recovery, research from IRIS Software Group  has found businesses that prioritised harnessing technology to move to cash free trading and support flexible working while increasing customer communications during lockdown predict a return to pre-pandemic trading levels in just six months.  

Contributor: Elona Mortimer-Zhika, CEO - IRIS Software Group | Published: 2 September 2020

More support and awareness needed for less common health conditions

Added-value support for the less common conditions is often included within many insurance policies but it’s important for employers and insurers to ensure that people with such conditions are equally aware that they have the same access to support as people with more widely known about conditions.

Contributor: Christine Husbands, MD, RedArc Nurses | Published: 1 September 2020

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Migration from London as 1.6m plan move out of capital

Covid-19 is accelerating migration away from the capital, as 1.6m Londoners (26%) have been working outside of the city during lockdown and want to continue doing so, according to new research from Totaljobs.

Contributor: Jon Wilson, CEO - Totaljobs | Published: 1 September 2020

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How can employers remove recruitment bias and build a diverse workforce?

To improve diversity, using AI technology in the early stages of the recruitment process can automate the sifting and selection of candidates which could be one of the biggest game changer for companies seeking to improve D&I as it removes bias from the early stages of the hiring process.  

Contributor: Nicolas Speeckaert, Co-founder and Director - Skeeled | Published: 31 August 2020

Government urged to raise tax-free limit on employee gifting

The gift card and voucher industry, led by the Gift Card & Voucher Association (GCVA), has urged the government to raise the tax free gift card limit to £500.

Contributor: Gail Cohen, Director General - Gift Card & Voucher Association | Published: 30 August 2020

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Employees must be encouraged to take time off

he coronavirus lockdown and subsequent uncertainty in the economy and jobs market is having a big impact on people’s mental health. Now more than ever employers should be ensuring that workers have some down time and encourage them to take their holidays to support their mental health.

Contributor: Adrian Lewis, Director - Activ Absence | Published: 29 August 2020

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Fifth of UK dads faked illness to carry out childcare responsibilities

"Decision-makers must move to ensure policy supports all working parents— we need parental leave that works for both men and women if we are to tackle gender disparities and create fair and happy societies.”

Contributor: Andrew Johnson, Managing Director - PowWowNow | Published: 28 August 2020