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  • Long Covid: will employees be able to claim compensation?

    Date:
    3 June 2021

    MPs and peers have pressed for long Covid to be classified as an occupational disease, which could give those suffering with it grounds for a compensation claim. But this might not be a straightforward decision for the government to make, writes Vanessa James, who suggests how employers can support staff with long Covid.

  • Pregnancy loss: Supporting employees affected by termination for medical reasons

    Date:
    19 May 2021

    Pregnancy loss charities have welcomed recent initiatives by some employers to offer paid time off to employees affected by miscarriage or stillbirth. One form of pregnancy loss that is rarely talked about, however, is termination for medical reasons. Jane Fisher takes us through the specific difficulties that can arise and how employers can help.

  • Lockdown sees employees working harder than normal

    Date:
    12 February 2021

    More than half of UK employees say they they have been expected to work outside of regular working hours during lockdown, contributing to many people reporting some negative effects of burnout since home working began.

  • Five ways to prevent staff burnout during lockdown

    Date:
    22 January 2021

    Leaders can learn a lot about helping employees in times of stress by looking at how individuals approach problems. Using Kirton's Adaption-Innovation Theory, Dr Megan Seibel looks at five ways burnout can be prevented.

  • January blues? How to help employees speak up

    Date:
    18 January 2021

    Blue Monday might be a myth, but that doesn't mean employees' mental wellbeing should go off the radar, particularly with the pandemic challenges organisations continue to face.

  • Ethical dilemma: Can employers insist on COVID-19 vaccinations?

    Date:
    3 December 2020

    As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine receives approval from the UK medicines regulator, to what degree can employers insist that staff are vaccinated before returning to the workplace?

  • Building HR resilience during the coronavirus

    Date:
    30 November 2020

    HR has been on the frontline of organisational response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, meeting every challenge thrown its way. But there is concern among the HR community that the pressure being placed on them is putting their own health and wellbeing at risk. Graham Brown looks at how HR professionals can build their resilience levels during the current crisis.

  • How should HR handle a case of domestic abuse?

    Date:
    27 November 2020

    With soaring rates of calls to domestic abuse helplines throughout the Covid pandemic and coverage of the Johnny Depp vs The Sun trial, it is now becoming a key issue for HR. How should HR handle workers accused of domestic abuse? Maria Strauss explains.

  • Coronavirus: The HR challenges continue

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    After a period of relative stability, the number of COVID-19 cases is on an upward curve. Local lockdowns have been enforced and government guidelines are constantly changing, all of which presents new and ongoing challenges for HR.

  • Supporting neurodivergent staff in the post-lockdown workplace

    Date:
    31 July 2020

    Matthew Trerise and Angela Armstrong discuss the challenges neurodivergent people may experience when returning to the workplace post-lockdown, with practical tips on reintegrating employees.

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