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Top tips on supporting the menopause at work

Studies have shown that around 50 percent of women find work ‘somewhat’ or ‘fairly’ difficult due to the symptoms of menopause. That’s a lot of women - and a staggering 10 percent have considered giving up work altogether as a result of their symptoms.  

Article by: Helen Crossland | Published: 13 March 2019

INTERNATIONAL – Work Life Balance comparisons

Overall country competitiveness is influenced by the social environment and regulatory regime set down by governments, coupled with the corporate efficiency. Multinationals take decisions to move manufacturing or support services to countries to take advantage of global efficiencies and advantageous regulatory regimes. The research from the WEF reflects this. The opportunity for multinationals is therefore, to explore how they can maximise the productivity and employee welfare within each country by focusing on well-being as a driver for a strong, happy and productive workforce.

Article by: Simon Ball | Published: 19 February 2019

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Supporting staff return to work after cancer

With more people at risk of getting cancer, and more people surviving, the number of people returning to work will continue to rise. For employers, it’s imperative that the process is handled as best it can, not only from the perspective of the individual in their return.

Article by: Katrina Holden | Published: 5 February 2019

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Employee Ownership: It’s How it Makes You Feel That’s Most Important

For entrepreneurs and business owners, the exit is supposed to be the moment all your blood, sweat and tears finally become worth it. It should be the confirmation that you are set-up financially to create your new venture, or free to skip off on a happy, bountiful retirement.

Article by: Simon Poole | Published: 4 January 2019

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Supporting overseas employees

Globalisation continues to offer businesses exciting opportunities to expand beyond their current remit, and this creates new job opportunities for individuals. Working overseas can be a life-enhancing experience, but it’s not always positive if suitable due diligence hasn’t been conducted beforehand. 

Article by: Sarah Dennis | Published: 19 November 2018

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Shadow Chancellor proposes employee ownership

John McDonnell’s proposed to compel large companies to move towards 10 percent employee ownership, but CBI says it will reduce productivity. It is surprising that the CBI's immediate reaction to Labour’s employee ownership plan is that it is a “diktat” or an imposition and will reduce productivity not increase it.

Article by: Chris Blundell | Published: 27 September 2018

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Why your employees’ financial wellbeing matters

For years, employers have not really had to think about providing support to their employees around financial and mental well-being. This of course could be a legacy culture from when individuals worked for their employer and in return employers offered what they needed: a salary plus some health benefits and a final salary pension once they left.  

Article by: Banafsheh Ghafoori | Published: 29 June 2018

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When does notice of termination take effect?

The Supreme Court’s decision last month in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood was not just academically interesting, but also serves as another useful reminder to all HR practitioners of the importance of ensuring that any notice to terminate employment has been properly communicated to the employee in a clear and timely manner.

Article by: Leon Deakin | Published: 17 June 2018