Homeworking & employee wellbeing

Whilst about 1.5 million people already work regularly from home, thousands of people are likely to be faced with working from home for the first time this week due to the coronavirus outbreak. As COVID-19 sweeps the UK, we will continue to see increasing numbers of...

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PBS Coronavirus Update: March 2020

Given that the UK’s chief medical officer has indicated that a Cornoavirus epidemic is now likely in the UK, and with government plans stating that as many as one in five workers could be off sick at once, this is obviously a worrying time for employers and employees...

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PBS HR Newsletter – Feb 2020

Whilst romance may be in the air this Valentine’s day, in this month’s HR Newsletter, we turn our attention to the often-tricky issue of personal relationships in the workplace. We look at the difficulties that romantic relationships between colleagues can cause and...

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PBS HR Newsletter – Jan 2020

With the Christmas and New Year festivities well and truly over, it can feel like a rather dreary time of the year for employees and employers, alike. It’s a time when employees’ credit card bills land on their doorsteps, after their Christmas spending, which can...

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PBS HR Newsletter – Nov 2019

Bringing you the latest HR news and employment law updates     A fifth of over-45s expect to have to give up work for caring responsibilities Research has found that a fifth of employees over the age of 45 believe they will need to quit their job to care for...

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Mental Wellbeing at Work: Employers’ Guide

Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace This guide provides advice on some of the practical steps SMEs can take to support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work; this includes encouraging neurodiverse job applicants, removing potential...

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