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    76% of travellers not asked for PCR tests on arrival in the UK

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    The Business Travel Association (BTA) has revealed that 76% of travellers returning to the UK said their PCR test result was not looked at or verified by the UK Border Force. A survey, conducted by the Association, asked a series of questions to over 500 individuals who have travelled outside the UK from January to August […]

    HOW TO: Create an inclusive workplace post-coronavirus

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    By Binna Kandola, Senior Partner and Co-Founder at business psychology firm Pearn Kandola Inclusivity is an essential component in any workplace. It allows employees to experience a shared sense of belonging, which, in turn, enables them to feel comfortable, confident and inspired. An inclusive workplace is one that effectively incorporates differences without eliminating them and […]

    UK employees ‘not equipped’ to work from home permanently

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    Following the news that numerous blue-chip businesses, such as KPMG and Ernst & Young, have adopted a permanent hybrid working model, new research indicates that workers do not feel they have the tools or technology they need to work from home. The Global Working From Home Survey, commissioned by employee wellbeing specialist WRKIT, has found that […]

    Can your boss stop you from going on holiday…?

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    By Aleksandra Traczyk, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood… The vaccination programme so far has been very successful in the UK and we are all now allowing ourselves to see the light at the end of the tunnel – daydreaming about holiday destinations. The Government has implemented a traffic light system of green, amber and red countries in […]

    Mental Health Awareness Week: Work affected as Covid takes its toll

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    New research shows that employees’ mental health is being affected by Covid and that this is having a knock-on effect on their working life. For Mental Health Awareness Week, Towergate Health & Protection urges employers to look after employees at all levels. Data from the Office For National Statistics shows that the proportion of adults […]

    7 in 10 workers feel optimistic about returning to work

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    As pubs, shops and other workplaces re-open, the success of the vaccine rollout has helped workers feel much more optimistic about their return to work than they were following November’s lockdown, according to Aviva’s research of more than 2,000 employed adults across the UK. Aviva’s third Employee Back to Work Index shows that 71% of workers […]

    UK workers fearing a return to work

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    More than half of British workers would be happy to never return to the office – due to fears of germs, a lack of social distancing and being in a room with lots of other people. A study of 1,000 employees who are currently working from home found two thirds would also feel uncomfortable about […]

    Inefficient contact tracing costs each UK business more than £660,000

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    Some 84% of large businesses and organisations in the UK have lost working days due to a lack of effective contact tracing, according to a new study. The resulting lost productivity is estimated to have cost the country’s economy over £11b in the last 12 months – equivalent to 4.3 million working days. The study, […]

    How to support staff with Long Covid

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    Long Covid could have a big impact for employers for many months to come. It is a relatively new illness that is not yet fully understood and may keep employees from returning to work for indeterminate amounts of time. It is the mortality rate that has grabbed headlines, with Covid-19’s biggest effects seen among older […]

    The Challenges of Managing a Partially Vaccinated Workforce

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    By Daniel Parker, Associate at Winckworth Sherwood… The rapid development of a number of coronavirus vaccines has offered us a sign of hope that the end of the current pandemic may be in sight.  However, just as those who have been fortunate enough to receive the vaccine have been urged to continue exercising caution, employers […]