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Women who want some help to return to work following a career break were given a boost by a £5m investment in “returnships” in the spring budget. Returnships are return-to-work programmes – predominantly aimed at highly skilled women in management and professional services such as legal practice and financial services – that help people transition back into the workplace after a career break, often for…

A new look at wellbeing

Friday, 17 March 2017
Employers in the UK are rolling out workplace wellbeing strategies at an unprecedented rate, according to a new research report 'Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The Evolution of Workplace Wellbeing in the UK.' Forty-five percent of UK companies have a clearly-defined wellbeing strategy in place, compared to less than a third (30 percent) in 2016 – and 26 percent have had a strategy for more than…
Imagine waking up, having breakfast with your family or going for a run. Then you work a couple of hours in your office at home. You have arranged a lunch-meeting with your boss, after which you spend some time collaborating with your team. In the afternoon you have an appointment with your mothers’ doctor, all is well. You have a couple of phone calls with…
Need to know: Providing flexibility is one of the most effective ways of retaining and motivating carers in the workplace. Line-manager training is essential to ensure that direct managers understand the different ways in which they can support carers. Internal networks or peer-support groups can help individuals in similar circumstances to connect across an organisation. In February 2017, Facebook announced plans to introduce up to…
Flexible working options are attractive to many employees and can significantly benefit both employers and employees. However, not every employer knows how to consider requests, how to advertise roles as flexible or to get management support to implement this. Working Forward is the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s national campaign to make workplaces the best they can be for pregnant women and new mothers. A…