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.
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.
Interim Adjustments to ‘Right to Work’ Checks are to End
An important update from Katherine Watkins on the latest guidance on Right to Work (RTW) checks.
Paws for Thought
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a significant increase in pet ownership in the UK. What are the pros and cons of having a pet? And, as we begin to return to the office, will businesses adopt pet-friendly policies?
Back to Work Anxiety: Returning to the Office Post-Lockdown
As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and Covid vaccines become increasingly available, the focus for many has shifted to thoughts and concerns employees may have around returning to the workplace.
Snooze, you don’t lose!
Laura Findlay explains why having a good night’s sleep can improve productivity in the workplace and can improve employees’ mental health. What steps can employers take to let their staff ‘switch off’?