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    Employers must be prepared for ‘long Covid’ and the impact on their workforce

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    Towergate Health & Protection is seeing an increase in employers asking about how they can support employees with ‘long Covid’ and this is set to continue. In the UK, 300,000 people have reported Covid symptoms lasting longer than a month. The condition is only just beginning to be understood, and as cases of Covid-19 increase, […]

    Employees want knitting and book clubs instead of a beer fridge as a workplace perk

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    Traditional employee benefits like flexi-time and sabbaticals are declining in popularity, giving way to a growing demand for social and learning-based perks.  According to a study of 2,315 UK workers published in the 2018 Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox, employees are increasingly keen for companies to offer them clubs and activities that they can enjoy with their colleagues, such as knitting […]

    Opinion: Why hiring white women isn’t enough

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    The risk of solely hiring ‘more women’ (which often just means privileged white women) is that it limits the benefits of greater diversity, Hephzi Pemberton founder and CEO of Equality Group tells HR Magazine.  I am a white woman, and a classic example of the kind of woman who tends to be found in financial and […]

    Women five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders workplace confidence in them

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    Women are five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them in the workplace.  A new report among UK managers reveals attitudes towards training and confidence in the workplace. Worryingly, women were five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them, with a fifth (20%) of female […]