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Measures should be taken by employers to ensure older workers don’t become demotivated and head into early retirement, according to a new report. The report follows a three year study – led by Nottingham Trent University with Workplace Innovation Limited – aimed at preventing the loss of vital knowledge, skills and experience of increasingly ageing workforces. TAEN / Shaw Trust supported the project. The report…
David Mowat, Community Health and Care Minister, writes about raising awareness of caring and support for carers on Carers' Rights Day. Today is Carers’ Rights Day, when thousands of organisations across the country help carers to find out about and understand their rights and what support they can access. The event is led by Carers UK and supported by carers’ charities and organisations, big and…
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to scrap some salary sacrifice schemes in the Autumn Statement Employees will have to pay more for workplace ‘perks’ following chancellor Philip Hammond's announcement of plans to scrap some salary sacrifice schemes in the Autumn Statement. Hammond said the measure would prevent employees from receiving an "unfair" reduction to taxes. "The majority of employees pay tax on a cash salary,"…

How to fight diversity fatigue

Thursday, 24 November 2016
​Organisations must fight to overcome 'diversity fatigue', according to the BBC's Toby Mildon Speaking at the CIPD annual conference in Manchester, BBC diversity and inclusion lead Toby Mildon explained that diversity is more than just ticking boxes. "Diversity isn't a case of them and us," he said. "It's not us and the women, or us and the BAME people. You are just as diverse as…

Impact of EAPs not measured

Thursday, 24 November 2016
HR managers are failing to evaluate the impact of their employee assistance programmes (EAP)s The Work Foundation report, The evolution of employee assistance: investigating the use, impact and reach of EAPs in today’s organisations, found that a third (31%) of HR managers had never attempted to evaluate the quality or impact of their EAP, and 9% did not know if there had been an evaluation.…