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Lack of policies and procedures highlighted as a concern; employees with terminal illnesses also lack support. Almost half of HR departments struggle to manage the impact of bereavement in the workplace, new research has revealed. According to the study by MetLife Employee Benefits, 13 per cent of HR professionals said they had been required to manage the aftermath of an employee’s death over the past…
Are you a Top Employer for Working Families? Working Families’ 8th UK-wide awards for family friendly and flexible employers open today. Showcase and celebrate your achievements by entering your flexible working and work life initiatives for the annual Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards. Winning a Special Award recognises best practice, innovation and sustainability as well as marking out winners as leaders in the…
Figure rises to 30 per cent in public sector, as CIPD warns employers have ‘duty of care’ to support financial wellbeing One in four (25 per cent) employees are suffering with financial problems that are so severe that they are affecting their performance in the workplace, new figures have revealed. Surprisingly, this issue isn’t only affecting low earners, according to the research; one in five…
Employers need to consider how to support employees who are carers, so they can balance work with caring for dependants. Christine Husbands, managing director of RedArc, offers advice. When a serious illness strikes or a major accident happens, people can find themselves needing significant long-term care, often from their families. Stroke, a heart attack, a car accident or progressive disease, such as multiple sclerosis or…
Today (Friday, 30 December 2016), Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in recognition of her work for carers. Professor David Grayson CBE, Chairman of Carers UK, said, “We are delighted that Heléna has been awarded a CBE, reflecting her determination and passion to seek change for carers to build a better life…