Should employers offer domestic violence leave?

22 April 2022

A number of GB organisations have announced their intention to introduce domestic violence leave, or “safe” leave, for those in their workforce who are subjected to abuse in their personal lives. While not strictly a workplace matter, employers are increasingly recognising that suffering trauma outside of the office can have a real, and often significant, impact on their employee’s professional lives.

Changes to May 2022 Bank Holidays

22 April 2022

To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there will be changes to bank holidays in 2022. The late May Bank Holiday, which would have fallen on Monday 30 May 2022 will be moved to Thursday 2 June 2022 and there will be an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June 2022. The adjustment will take effect in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Building skills for the future

22 April 2022

As workplaces constantly change, L&D is faced with the challenge of supporting individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole with the future-fit skills that will allow everyone to thrive going forward. In this article Judith Christian-Carter considers the value of five evidence-based principles, each one of which has at its heart the need to connect in order to ensure that the end result is a mature learning organisation.

It’s good to talk — about health and safety at work

20 April 2022

Two years of remote working to limit impacts of the pandemic have shown that good communication is vital in creating positive health and safety cultures, a message that will be central to the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022 on 28 April. Jon Herbert reports.

How to make the workplace more understanding of neurodiversity

19 April 2022

With a continuing focus on making workplaces more diverse and inclusive in order to support and grow a workforce that is made up of individuals from all walks of life, we take a look at how businesses can be more understanding of neurodiversity.

Energy in crisis

19 April 2022

Western governments have imposed punitive financial sanctions on the Russian economy in response to President Putin’s brutal assault on Ukraine. Yet Russian exports of fossil fuels are still flowing and remain a vital source of income for the Russian economy. In this article, John Barwise reviews Russia’s position on the world’s energy markets and considers the dominant role of fossil fuels that underpins economic growth.

Clearing the air on asbestos dangers to women

19 April 2022

Asbestos is killing more and more women every year. But evidence shows many still aren’t aware of the disease and how it can be acquired at work, reports Belinda Liversed.