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How to handle bereavement in the workplace sensitively and correctly

We learn more daily of the far reaching and devastating consequences of Monday’s Manchester bombing. Many workplaces up and down the country will be affected, as terrible news reaches family, friends and colleagues (old and new).  Some workplaces ...

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Short-term mental health issues and discrimination

Now, none of this is set in stone yet, as of course we’re still due our general election on 8th June. But when the party currently storming the polls makes a big announcement, ignoring it would be akin to burying one’s head in the sand - not a re...

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Breastfeeding in the workplace

History was made in Australia this month when Senator Larissa Waters became the first politician to breastfeed in parliament. It sounds silly really, when something as natural as that makes headlines across the world. But that is the state of play in...

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Greatest extension of workers’ rights or a great big headache for SMEs?

With Theresa May’s announcement today being heralded as the greatest expansion of workers’ rights, does this mean it is unfriendly to SME businesses? We don’t think so. The one thing businesses do not like is uncertainty. And at least we now...

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Managing Conflict

In the morning, as you walk through the workplace, stop and listen to the conversations going on. It is so easy to switch off and just think about your day, the meetings ahead, and accept what is going on as par for the course. But that attitude,...

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Helping retiring employees to adjust…

When employees approach retirement, it can be a difficult adjustment to make. People may have financial concerns, health worries and be apprehensive about what the change means for their personal identity. After the loyalty and dedication of what...

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