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Age diversity in the workplace is an issue that is always on an employer’s agenda; whether it is assessing how best to attract and retain skilled graduates, or how to reward long service and commitment to an organisation, multi-generational workforces are now the norm. But while at one end of the age spectrum employers face challenges such as engaging younger employees with retirement savings, at…
The UK public does not feel that unpaid carers are sufficiently valued, according to a new online public poll published today (12 June) for the start of Carers Week. More than 7 in 10 (74%) of the UK public feel carers are not sufficiently valued by society for the support they provide and this figure rises to just over eight in ten (83%) of those…
Long commutes are causing poor health and productivity outcomes for the UK’s employees, according to a study of more than 34,000 workers, developed by VitalityHealth in partnership with the University of Cambridge, RAND Europe and Mercer, examined the impact of commuting as well as flexible and home working on employee health and productivity. The study found that employees commuting less than half an hour to…
A career break is inevitable for some; whether you’ve just started a family, have had to take time off to care for a loved one or just needed a sabbatical. However, hiring managers still seem to frown at CV gaps. In fact, the true cost of the challenges returning to the workplace has sets the UK back an estimated £1.7billion a year in lost economic…
Only 12% thought older people were appreciated and respected at work. Older employees face a lack of support and negative stereotyping in the workplace, according to research from Canada Life Group Insurance. The survey of 1,004 UK workers found that 22% believe there is a negative stereotype or stigma surrounding older workers, and only 12% thought older people were appreciated and respected at work. However,…