Human Resources

Mental Health Awareness Week will run from the 9th to the 15th of May and this year, The Mental Health Foundation has announced 'Loneliness' as the theme. Laura Findlay looks at the impact of loneliness on mental health and what employers can do to combat loneliness in the workplace.

Free lateral flow testing kits are no longer available in England. What are the challenges employers now face as a result of changing Covid-19 rules? Laura Findlay looks at how employers may need to adapt their policies to ensure the health and safety of their employees.

What employment law developments do employers need to be aware of? In this article, Laura Findlay highlights the key issues to think about in April 2022.

As we head into a new financial year, some essential HR tasks need to be on your agenda for the coming weeks. Many considerations need to be made in a new financial year, and firms should ensure they are compliant with updated legislation. The financial wellbeing of your employees is also a factor that should be considered. 

Businesses can sometimes be afraid to talk about protected characteristics for fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or causing offence. Laura Findlay discusses why firms should tackle challenging conversations around Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion instead of avoiding them, as well as championing awareness, training, and competence.

With Neurodiversity Celebration Week running from the 21st to 27th of March, Laura Findlay takes a closer look at how cognitive diversity can benefit your business.

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way businesses work, introducing a shift from traditional office-based work to more hybrid models. Laura Findlay looks at possible changes to flexible working, following a government consultation that closed in December 2021.

Lloyd's of London has issued a fine of £1,050,000 to a member firm over bullying and misconduct. It is the largest ever imposed by Lloyd's independent disciplinary committee and its first for non-financial misconduct.

What are the consequences of IR35 and the reforms for your organisation? Laura Findlay looks at why many businesses are planning to review IR35 before April.

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