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dementia

Understanding early onset dementia in the workplace

Employees with early onset dementia face a lack of support at work and early dismissal, with those working in low paid employment losing their jobs earlier than those working in high paid roles, a large study has found. The study is published today in the scientific journal Occupational Medicine. 

Article by: Tom Dening | Published: 27 November 2018

engagement

Employee engagement biggest challenge in 2019

An annual study commissioned by Cascade HR has revealed the topics most likely to keep Human Resources professionals awake at night in 2019. Employee engagement has topped the list for the second year running, with 40 percent of the 423 respondents believing it will be their biggest challenge over the next 12 months.

Article by: Oliver Shaw | Published: 27 November 2018

christmas

Managing stress in the workplace in the run up to Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, demands at work and home can be sky-high, leaving people feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Shorter days during winter can mean there’s little time to get organised and many struggle with mental health related issues such as anxiety and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Article by: Mark Pinches | Published: 26 November 2018

financial

Financial problems at work – the hidden epidemic

The impact of financial problems on workplace wellness is a “hidden epidemic” with serious risks for employers from lost productivity and relationships with customers, MetLife’s Rethinking Employee Financial Wellbeing Symposium was told. Contributor Adrian Matthews, Employee Benefits Director -  MetLife UK.

Article by: Adrian Matthews | Published: 26 November 2018

fees

Re-introduction of tribunal fees – why we need to strike the right balance

Employment tribunal fees have been a constant talking point; not only among employment lawyers and the legal profession but also the individuals who wish to bring claims and the businesses who defend them. In 2013, the fees were introduced by the then Lord Chancellor, aiming to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases reaching court.

Article by: Philip Richardson | Published: 25 November 2018

A world of difference
Print – Issue 169 | Article of the Week

In times of uncertainty, both politically and commercially, businesses face ever-greater challenges on a global scale. It’s crucial to work across borders in order to compete in today’s market, but this can lead to issues on many levels, particularly when attempting to establish a single company culture across different territories.

Article by: Annabel Jones | Published: 24 November 2018

soft skills

Don’t let bullying control your life: managing difficult relationships in the workplace

When a mix of people from different backgrounds, with varying personalities, attitudes, values and beliefs come together in a workplace context, working together isn’t always easy. After all, we choose our friends but not our colleagues. Some people are naturally brash, or assertive, while others are introvert and more sensitive.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 24 November 2018

INTERNATIONAL
APAC – Eight Keys to Great Candidate Engagement

In my first two articles, we looked at some significant challenges to early talent engagement in APAC. Whilst these might feel dire, the good news is that technology has the power to offer a helping hand with providing this crucial personalised messaging. Indeed candidates expect organizations to use modern approaches to provide this to them.

Article by: Samir Khelil, Far East & APAC Director – Oleeo. | Published: 23 November 2018

glass

Diversity and flexibility are the keys to breaking the glass ceiling

Leaders, managers, and equal rights activists have all come up with different suggestions and theories to break the glass ceiling and close the pay gap. Even after so many discussions, social forums, public meetings, and seminars dedicated to work towards ending the inequality so persistent in workplaces; we have yet to root out the evil.

Article by: Prakriti Garg | Published: 23 November 2018

Using physiotherapy to enhance employee health and productivity

According to research, 40 per cent of all UK sickness absence is due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This equates to around 9.5 million working days lost every year, but despite their prevalence, safeguarding musculoskeletal health is often overlooked by employers both large and small.

Article by: John Doyle | Published: 23 November 2018