Covid-19 has disrupted our working lives. As your organisation continues to navigate the ‘new normal’, it may be worth pausing to reflect on the wellbeing of the workforce. Is your workplace a happy one?
Leading by Example – Culture and Conduct
Over recent years, culture has become fundamental to the FCA’s regulatory approach. Where senior managers embody a responsible, compliant culture, better behaviours and better outcomes are encouraged – but what does this look like in practice?
Improving Employment Accessibility
An estimated 20% of the UK working-age population has some form of disability or long-term health condition. By not providing accessible employment opportunities, businesses could be missing out on high quality applicants with a diverse range of skills and experience.
Changes affecting EU workers
A significant upcoming change to the prevention of illegal working regime comes at the end of the EU settlement scheme transition period on 30 June 2021. The Team at IHRS have produced an HR compliance guide for employers.
Tips for returning to work after maternity leave during a pandemic
Senior Graphic designer Hazel O’Neill talks about the challenges new parents face on returning to work from maternity leave in a pandemic.
Race at Work
Significant steps have been made to address diversity, equality, and inclusion within the insurance industry with more businesses signing up to the UK government’s Race at Work Charter, yet there is still a way to go. Laura Findlay examines what businesses can do to improve equality and opportunity in the workplace.
Fair is Fair
Ensuring firms take responsibility for the fair treatment of their customers is a major focus of the FCA. Laura Findlay looks at the role of HR in making sure you have 'Treating Customers Fairly' (TCF) embedded in the culture of your firm.
Mental Health Awareness Week
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Millions of us have experienced a mental health problem or know someone who is currently struggling. Laura Findlay takes a look at what managers and companies can do to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
No Room for Zoom: Businesses pilot ‘Zoom-free’ days to combat videocall fatigue
Zoom fatigue is an increasingly common issue for many of us. In an age of flexible work arrangements, businesses must work hard to safeguard the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees. Could the introduction of ‘Zoom-free’ days be the key reduce the stress caused by back-to-back virtual meetings?