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Coronavirus – sources of information

With the situation changing daily with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've listed below some useful sources of official information and guidance produced by some of professional bodies whose credentials underpin our workplace management curricu...


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Remote working and mental health – supporting your staff

With government instructions to stay home, millions of UK workers have had their usual routines disrupted, with an inevitable impact on their mental health. Employers have a role to play in ensuring their health and safety while working at home. ...


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52% increase in over 50s on zero-hours contracts

The number of over 50s on a zero-hours contract has increased from 190,000 in 2014 to 288,000 in 2019 – an increase of 52% in five years, according to new research from Rest Less, a jobs, volunteering and guidance site for the over 50s. The...


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Gender pay gap reporting deadline draws near

Employers must publish their gender pay gap data  by 31 March (for the public sector) and 4 April (for the private sector). Around three-quarters of employers have yet to publish their data. For anyone still unsure about exactly what informat...


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Homeworking: supporting your employees

With working from home now being enforced upon many employees as a result of the spread of the Coronavirus, it’s impossible to know how long these measures will need to be implemented. Therefore, it’s vital that HR offer the right leve...


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Coronavirus: latest guidance for employers and businesses

The government has updated its guidance on providing advice on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including: how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19; what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have ...