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Need to know: Issues affecting employees’ lives outside of work can have an impact on their wellbeing and performance in the workplace. Benefits can support staff with everyday concerns through to major life events. A continuous communication strategy will help remind employees that these benefits are available to them at the different times at which they need them. A quarter (25%) of respondents in Relate…
Organisations need to be flexible and reactive when dealing with MS Employers often find the disability discrimination rules difficult to navigate, particularly when dealing with employees that have progressive illnesses with changeable and recurring symptoms, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The Equality Act 2010 makes discrimination against disabled employees unlawful, and someone diagnosed with MS is automatically considered to have a disability and have the…
Four-fifths of employers have received no SPL requests, according to new CIPD data Just 5 per cent of new fathers and 8 per cent of new mothers have taken up shared parental leave (SPL) since it was introduced in April 2015, according to new data from the CIPD. Only one-fifth (21 per cent) of the 1,050 senior HR professionals surveyed for the report said they…
Insurance organisation Axa is to introduce a global parental leave policy for its 166,000 employees across 64 countries. The policy will enable employees who are the primary parent to take 16 weeks of fully paid leave, and co-parents will receive four weeks of fully paid leave. Where local laws or current benefits extend beyond the new policy, the greater benefit will continue to apply. In…
Two-thirds of women lack workplace support, says poll; experts urge managers to offer more help for older employees A new survey had revealed that two-thirds of women going through the menopause have no support in place at work. The survey by ITV’s Tonight programme, in collaboration with charity Wellbeing of Women, also revealed that a quarter (25 per cent) of women currently going through the…