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Business Travel Show Europe poll: Covid continues to play havoc with planning, but budgets are healthier

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On the eve of the second anniversary of the UK going into a pandemic-induced lockdown, new research from Business Travel Show Europe has revealed that Covid is continuing to play havoc with business travel planning, but budgets are healthier than those predicted six months ago. The poll – answered by 139 travel buyers from around […]

A third of businesses plan to scrap self-isolation for workers

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New research suggests that many British employers won’t require staff who test positive for Covid-19 to self-isolate at home once any remaining legal restrictions are lifted. A poll of 250 business owners, CEOs and senior managers, by HR software provider CIPHR, found that less than half (48%) are planning to keep staff with Covid at […]

What employers need to know before cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff

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Withholding contractual sick pay for unvaccinated staff has significant risks that employers should consider before enforcing the policy. That’s according to employee relations experts, AdviserPlus, after several employers including Ikea and Morrisons cut sick pay for unvaccinated employees after a rise in staff absences over the winter period. Analysis by the Trades Union Congress found that […]

Nearly 1 in 3 Brits want to return to the office this month for their mental health

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With the Omicron variant appearing to have peaked in the UK according to the ONS, research from Infogrid has revealed that nearly a third of working Brits (32%) want to return to their offices in January because they feel it would improve their mental health, which has been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top […]

Can employers cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff?

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Companies including IKEA and Wessex Water are reportedly cutting sick pay for unvaccinated employees who are self-isolating; instead of receiving full pay, they will now only be eligible for SSP. Under current Government guidance, people in England who have received at least 2 doses of the Covid vaccine are not required to self-isolate, however, unvaccinated […]

Unvaccinated people are top workplace worry for 57% of Brits

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As the new Covid-19 variant, omicron, threatens to spread across the globe, research from Infogrid indiates that people who have not had their Covid-19 vaccination have become a major barrier to employees wanting to return to the physical office. Over half (57%) of UK employees who attend or expect to return to the physical workplace said […]

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 […]