Employer, Heal Thyself: Managing Employer Stress

As an Employer, you know that you are responsible for the health, safety and well-being of your Employees. However, when you are busy running day-to-day operations and ensuring your Employees have all they need to be effective, it can be easy to forget about, and even neglect your own well-being. Excessive pressures and demands in

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New Flexible Working Laws – Considerations for Employers

‘Flexible Working’ is the term that refers to working patterns, arrangements, or hours. Examples include part-time, flexi-time, compressed hours, adjusted start and finish times, and alternative work locations such as working from home. Flexible working has historically been of particular benefit to Employees with caring responsibilities outside of work, or health issues. The UK Government

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When Domestic Violence Impacts Work – What Employers Should Legally Consider

Domestic abuse is said to affect one in four women, and one in six men in their lifetime. In the year ending March 2019, an estimated 2.4 million adults, aged 16 to 74, had experienced domestic abuse, a figure that jumped significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic, largely down to stay-at-home orders and closures of workplaces

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Social Media at Work – Getting the Balance Right

While social media is not especially new anymore (its first forms appearing in 1997), its sophistication, popularity and reach has grown at an astonishing rate over the years.  We’ve moved from sharing our worlds through simple textual status updates, to showing it in all its glory via snappy, short videos. Many Employers still have a

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Supporting Employees During Celebrations of Ramadan

March sees the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, the commemoration of Muhammad’s first revelation and lasts between 29 and 30 days depending on the sighting of one crescent moon to the next. Commencing on Wednesday 22nd March, through to Friday 21st April, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is

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Managing Menopause – An Employers Guide

Menopause, including the years leading up to (peri-menopause) and the years after (post- menopause), has always been an issue for many women, with some suffering symptoms more than others, and potentially not fully understanding why or how to successfully manage them. Previous generations didn’t talk much about the menopause and the issues it often brought

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The Return of Older Workers To The Workplace

Retirement years have always been painted as a carefree time of sports cars, world travel, picnics and parks, and quality time with grandchildren running along sunny beaches, accompanied by a Golden Retriever or two.  Furthermore, the ability to retire early has long been regarded as a true measure of a successful work life. In reality

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