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Legal expert Amanda Jones explains the organisational benefits of alternative work arrangements, and how HR can implement them effectively. Agile and flexible-working arrangements have long been associated with female employees who wish to combine their work with family commitments. However, the world of work is changing and employers that broaden their approach to flexible working stand to reap the rewards in terms of productivity, retention…
Employers should commit to employing 12% more employees over the age of 50 by 2022, according to Andy Briggs, the Government’s business champion for older workers. Briggs has called for organisations to publish age data so others can see their progress in meeting this target, and wants employers to sign up to a “Commit & Publish” pledge to secure a million more older staff in…
A protocol to help find vulnerable missing adults in Cumbria is being adopted by police. During Dementia Awareness Week, Cumbria Constabulary says it's improving the way itself and partners go about finding people at risk who have gone missing. The Herbert Protocol is a form which the family or carer of a vulnerable adult will be asked to complete. Family are asked to provide a…
By Paul Wilson, CEO of Avalon. The taboo around death must be addressed so funeral planning is seen as a vital part of benefit strategies. Most workplaces will have a variety of initiatives aimed at encouraging and supporting employees with most aspects of financial planning, breaking down the complexities of vital but often dry and confusing topics. But there are still some areas seen as…
KPMG won this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the inaugural category of ‘Promoting Opportunity’ for its work on social mobility. The big four firm was one of the first organisations in the UK to start paying their employees the voluntary living wage and was the first to publish comprehensive socioeconomic data about their workforce. According to Melanie Richards, Vice Chair of KPMG in the…