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Review into helping employers support domestic abuse survivors launched

The availability of flexible working, unplanned leave and other employment needs will be examined in a new review of how employers and government could better support domestic abuse survivors at work. The review, launched by Business Minister Pau...


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Ethnicity pay gap reporting to be debated in parliament

A petition calling for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting for UK businesses that have 250 or more employees has received over 100,000 signatures. The petition was launched in March, before the death of George Floyd, but the protests that ensue...


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NEBOSH introduces open book exams for people learning from home

NEBOSH, like many organisations around the world, is adapting to the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order for people to feel safe when organising or attending a NEBOSH assessment it has brought forward and expa...


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‘COVID-secure’ workplaces – what are they and how will they be regulated?

As restrictions start to be lifted and many begin to return to work, the phrase ‘COVID-secure’ workplace has been used a lot. But what defines a COVID-secure workplace and how will it be regulated? Says Kate Gardner, Health and Safety...


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Two in three businesses have no clear employee training plans

New research from CIPD and Accenture shows firms must accelerate the move to digital learning experiences as the workplace goes virtual. Currently, only one in three (29%) organisations claim to have clear learning and development (L&D) plans ...


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Sustainable recovery means a commitment to long-term employee wellbeing

Workforce productivity measures effectively implemented by organisations to minimise the immediate disruption of COVID-19 are not being matched with a similar commitment to support longer-term employee wellbeing during this period of extreme uncer...