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Supporting wellbeing and mental health in the workplace, particularly during the festive season

Supporting wellbeing and mental health in the workplace, particularly during the festive season

Posted on: 14 Nov 2019 by: Dêmos HR Solutions

The estimated cost of mental health related illnesses to UK employers is £33-£42 billion each year, and whilst supporting staff when it comes to wellbeing and mental health should be an all-year-round initiative, employers should pay particular attention during festive season.

Tags: Employee wellbeing, mental health, staff christmas party etiquette, alcohol, support, policy,


Are You All Good with The Good Work Plan 2020?

Are You All Good with The Good Work Plan 2020?

Posted on: 28 Aug 2019 by: Dêmos HR Solutions

Last December, the Taylor Review outlined a number of changes to employment legislation, all under the theme ‘fair and decent treatment at work’ for benefits and transparency for both individuals and employers, to be implemented in 2020.

Tags: The Good Work Plan, Employees, Contractors, Agency Workers, Contracts,


The Importance of a Structured Grievance Process

The Importance of a Structured Grievance Process

Posted on: 22 May 2019 by: Dêmos HR Solutions

Having a reasonable grievance procedure in the workplace can encourage a thorough, speedy, and satisfactory resolution to any issues highlighted by an employee in the first instance, helping to avoid lengthy and costly potential tribunals.

Tags: Grievance, Disciplinary, HR, Tribunal,


How to Manage the Impact of Brexit on HR and Your Workforce

How to Manage the Impact of Brexit on HR and Your Workforce

Posted on: 31 Jan 2019 by: Dêmos HR Solutions

Since the 2016 referendum, domestic UK companies and UK owned companies located within Europe have already felt some impact as a direct result of the outcome of the vote and the issues it raised in relation to immigration. Here we look at the elements of Brexit that we do know about and make recommendations to help you feel more prepared for any Brexit workforce issues when the UK finally does leave the European Union.

Tags: HR Brexit Worforce Settled Status,


How have UK employers managed workplace temperatures when things started heating up recently?

How have UK employers managed workplace temperatures when things started heating up recently?

Posted on: 17 Jul 2018 by: Dêmos HR Solutions

When the temperature soared, with talk of records for the highest temperature in the UK being broken, thoughts turned to minimising the risk of absences. Whilst there is no legal obligation for working temperatures, taking extra care in keeping employees cool, staying hydrated, and avoiding exposure to the sun have been high on the agenda for employers.

Tags: UKHeatwave, office temperature, employee absence, staff welfare,


Shared Parental Leave - how you can help your employees to share the joy

Shared Parental Leave - how you can help your employees to share the joy

Posted on: 1 Jun 2018 by: Dêmos HR Solutions

With dads at most risk of missing out on milestones and bonding time with their little ones, once they’ve accessed their entitlement to two weeks of paid paternity leave, SPL was created to provide more equality and flexibility for couples with young babies. As an employer, there's plenty you can do to help...

Tags: maternity leave, paternity leave, shared parental leave, HR policy,


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