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Women are ‘too busy’ to take time off work for female health appointments

Millions of women avoiding female health appointments due to heavy workloads. Many feel too embarrassed to ask their boss for time off to address health concerns. The top health worries include cervical health, menopause and breast cancer. Contributor Dr Petra Simic.

Contributor: Petra Simic | Published: 3 October 2018

flexible

Flexible working is the most sought-after benefit for working parents

UK parents will increasingly demand flexible working options from employers to enable them to spend more time with their family, new research suggests. The survey found that 85% of British working parents would forfeit other benefits to take up flexible working, with 81% surveyed believing the top benefit is a better work-life balance. 

Contributor: Richard Morris | Published: 2 October 2018

trump

Will Trump and Hammond make online shopping more expensive?

As Chancellor Hammond addressed the Tory faithful at the Conservative Conference in Birmingham today, the parcel comparison site ParcelHero warned that the combined impact of his proposed ‘Amazon Tax’ on online retailers and President Trump’s new tariffs on Chinese goods and materials will create a ‘perfect storm’.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 2 October 2018

water

More than 70 percent of England’s water industry foreign owned

If Michael Gove is serious about taking back control he must put England’s water back in public hands, says GMB Union. Shock findings by GMB, the union for water industry workers, show that almost three quarters of England’s water industry is currently owned from overseas.

Contributor: Tim Roache | Published: 1 October 2018

social media

Should companies be responsible for their employees social media accounts?

Social media. You can't avoid it. Sure, you might say that you're taking a break from Instagram for the weekend, or that you're logging off from Facebook for a month, but they always drag you back. In 2018, Facebook has 2.23 billion registered users, Instagram has 1 billion and Twitter has 336 million, so the likelihood is, a majority of your employees are logged in.

Contributor: Liam Grime | Published: 30 September 2018

nhs

NHS – mental health service under severe strain

Statistics published by NHS Digital are evidence of a service under severe strain, says the Mental Health Network. Workforce statistics show 35,674 registered nurses working in mental health NHS trusts in England in June 2018, which is a drop of more than 12 percent on the 40,602 employed less than a decade ago in September 2009.

Contributor: Simon Stevens | Published: 29 September 2018

law

More must be done to attract people from lower socio-economic backgrounds into law

New report from the Bridge Group in collaboration with eight global law firms seeks to set in motion informed change. The research includes the analysis of data relating to over 2,800 early career professionals and interviews with current and former employees from eight leading UK law firms.

Contributor: Nicholas Miller | Published: 28 September 2018

ethnic minority

What’s most important to tomorrow’s grads?

Putting people first is key to winning the war for next generation talent. Investors in People today launched its first Talent of Tomorrow report seeking to outline the components of a job that are most important to students who completed their college or university course this year.

Contributor: Paul Devoy | Published: 28 September 2018

job

‘How many sick days will I get?’ And other bad job interview questions revealed

Right up there with going to the dentist and sitting an exam has to be the great tradition of going for a job interview. Particularly now it’s September, and recent graduates will be gearing up for this. You sit there, being asked probing questions by someone you’ve never met, trying hard to impress them and make them think you’re the perfect person for the job.

Contributor: David Dewey | Published: 27 September 2018

equality

Gen Z determined to do something about discrimination

Over a quarter of British workers of all ages have experienced discrimination in the workplace. Generation Z (under 25s) are twice as likely to believe employers should do more to promote inclusion than Baby Boomers (over 55s). Almost one in three from Gen-Z believe a ‘glass-ceiling’ still exists, compared with one in six Boomers.

Contributor: Debbie Klein | Published: 27 September 2018