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June 15, 2022

10 ways to support your employees with the cost-of-living crisis

With inflation at a 40-year high and household bills continuing to rise, many employees are worried about their finances and are looking to their employers for support. A recent poll conducted by the CIPD found financial insecurity is having a knock-on effect on performance at work. More than a quarter of respondents said money problems were affecting their job performance and a fifth found money worries affected their sleep. When you combine the lasting impact of the pandemic, a turbulent economy and rising costs for…

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10 ways to support your employees with the cost-of-living crisis
June 9, 2022

How to support disabled employees in the workplace

Eastenders actress Rose Ayling-Ellis, made history in 2021 as the first deaf contestant to take part in the celebrity dance competition Strictly Come Dancing. Alongside her professional dance partner, Giovanni Pernice, she was crowned the winner, despite only being able to hear parts of the music and keeping time by counting beats. So, what can employers learn from Rose Ayling-Ellis’s Strictly Come Dancing win? The Strictly win demonstrates there may be a huge pool of untapped talent which businesses shouldn’t ignore. Particularly in view of…

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How to support disabled employees in the workplace
June 1, 2022

How to prevent age discrimination in recruitment

Are you guilty of assuming older workers are less likely to be interested in training or even career progression? If so, you may need to re-think your assumptions. People are living longer, more healthy lives and expect to be able to continue to work for longer. Whilst around a third of people currently in work are between the ages of 50 and 64, with a further 1.2 million being over 65, there are still almost one million people over 50 who want to work but…

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May 18, 2022

Supporting your (current and future) trans and nonbinary employees

Supporting your trans and nonbinary employees, in conversation with Cayce Marshall, Head of Pricing at Zellis. Watch the video below for the highlights and read on for the full interview. If you're not sure what all of the terms mean in this interview, feel free to read our article on the definitions used in LGBTQIA+ community first, and come back. How can employers give a warm welcome to trans employees in their business? When you’re thinking about how to make trans and nonbinary people feel…

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May 17, 2022

The history of gay pride in the UK

The first gay pride march took place in London on 1st July 1972 and has been an annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ rights ever since (except during the pandemic of course). During this time we ask, how far have the civil rights of gay people come in the last 50 years? It’s time to come together. Recent UK history is full of incremental advances in the rights for LGBTQIA+ people, which the community campaigns for during Pride celebrations. Here are a few key events that have…

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May 16, 2022

Tribunal finds a Sainsburys duty manager dismissed for harassing colleagues after brain injury was discriminated against.

The judge found that Sainsburys did not appear to consider the possible or, in the tribunal’s view, ‘obvious’ impact of Mr Kelly’s brain injury on his behaviour. Mr Kelly began his employment with Sainsburys in March 2002 and was involved in a serious road traffic accident in May 2004. Between his return and the incident which led to Mr Kelly’s dismissal, there were other examples of behaviour where he was said to have insulted female colleagues. One such incident led to a formal disciplinary process,…

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May 12, 2022

What is a Mental Health First Aider?

We all know there's still a stigma around mental health in the workplace. For many, it’s a taboo subject that we don't talk about, with the expectation that it won't impact upon our job if we keep quiet. But it's very obvious this approach doesn’t help anyone - neither the employee who has the issue, nor the company they work for. With a staggering 70 million work days lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per…

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May 11, 2022

Twelve frequently asked questions when recruiting staff

During what is being dubbed as ‘The Great Resignation’, many employers are having to recruit new members staff. But how sure are you that what you’re doing is legally compliant? We've listed these twelve common questions that employers often ask us when looking to take on on new employees. 1. Can I ask candidates to complete a medical questionnaire when applying for a vacancy, or question them about their health at an interview? Only when you make an offer of employment is it safe to…

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May 10, 2022

Eight ways managers can support their employees’ mental health

Better mental health support at work will not only benefit the staggering 14.7% of your staff affected, it can save UK businesses up to £8 billion per year. Here are eight ways you can support your employees. According to recent statistics, 1 in 6.8 of people are experience mental health problems in the workplace. And after the pandemic, the war on Ukraine, and the cost of living crisis, your employees have a lot on their plate right now. Mentalhealth.org reports 12.7% of all sickness absence…

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May 6, 2022

Introducing Work Report | Streamlining the approval processes for employees

Work Report. Helping employees and you. Covering a company-wide salary increase, dealing with a huge grievance case and staffing shortages, it’s no surprise verifying an employment status for one of your staff has slipping down the to-do. Wherever it might sit in your priorities, it could be a deal breaker for your employees. We’re here to take one more thing off your list. What is Work Report™? Work Report™ is a new employment and income verification service supplied by Experian, the world’s leading information services…

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