Younger workers ‘don’t want to discuss mental health at work’

Study suggests fear of harming career prospects prevents frank conversations; mentoring, EAPs and ‘mental health first aid’ can help Employees under the age of 24 are the most reluctant of any age group to discuss mental health in the workplace, according to a study that demonstrates a widespread fear that talking about such issues will… Continue reading

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Six steps to choosing a new leader

It’s easy to focus on the wrong attributes, says the head of a leading independent girls’ school The scene might be an oak-panelled drawing room in an ancient college or a gleaming plate glass office in a high-rise building. Whatever the setting, when a board meets to begin the task of finding a new leader,… Continue reading

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Pay still a barrier to shared parental leave take-up

Experts call for greater tracking of employee interest and for financial incentives above the statutory minimum One year after the introduction of shared parental leave critics have called for a more accurate picture of the policy’s impact on organisations’ childcare policies and employees’ perception of working parents. Research from the Women’s Business Council and employer… Continue reading

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Discrimination arising from disability: five examples from case law

“Discrimination arising from disability” is a relatively new concept introduced by the Equality Act 2010 but it is fast becoming a regular feature in claims at employment tribunal. Eleanor Gelder rounds up five recent case law examples of discrimination arising from disability. 1. Dismissing an employee for disability-related absences Employers need to tread carefully when… Continue reading

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Modern slavery statements duty comes into force

Today, the duty on large employers to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement comes into force. Under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, commercial organisations with an annual turnover of at least £36m and with a financial year ending on or after today’s date, must publish an anti-slavery statement each financial year.… Continue reading

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