Employment

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The future of women’s health in the workplace

By GEETA NARGUND HEALTH has been at the forefront of the global agenda over the past two years, with business leaders having to re-evaluate their...
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Workers hot and bothered by raging summer weather

GETTING hot under the collar? Not surprising, this summer — and maximum workplace temperatures are a hotly contested topic in Britain. There are no clear...
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Employment contract: ensure it’s fine before signing on the dotted line

Employment lawyer LOUISE LAWRENCE shares her top tips for signing contracts of employment Probationary period THIS CAN have benefits for both parties as if you end...
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Could biophilic design bring employees back to the office?

BIOPHILIA is a term coined in 1973 by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm to describe the human desire for a connection with Nature. With 66 percent of...
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TGIF, right? Hybrid- and home-working add flavour to Fridays

FRIDAYS may be everyone’s favourite weekday, but the last day of the working week sees 15 percent less business activity than Mondays to Thursdays. As...
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Gift from the pandemic: fresh ways of working and communicating

Flexibility contributes to gender equality in the workplace — without affecting your bottom line By RAE MORGAN STATISTICS brandished by companies as proof of progress in...
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If you’re watching, BV bosses, YouTube is a research tool…

ONE IN five UK companies is using an employee-monitoring tool in the hybrid workplace. The new working model has presented fresh challenges for managers. Demand...
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Home or office? Future is hybrid, say HR heads

MOST HR professionals — 65 percent of them — believe workers will divide their time between office and home after pandemic restrictions have been...
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Johnson must deliver ‘transformative’ strategy to help disabled people in UK

BUSINESS leaders have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his promise of a transformative National Strategy for Disabled People. In an...
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Covid hits workplace relationships — and productivity takes a knock

COVID-19’S impact on employer-employee relationships is hampering productivity, a report claims. MetLife UK found that 72 percent of employers and 62 percent of employees have...