The impact of an ageing population on the workforce

Despite a population that is living longer, people are actually exiting the workforce earlier. This is leading to a shrinking workforce - which poses a challenge for employers.

June 3, 2020
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Five ways our working life may change forever

It is clear that the working world will not immediately return to normal post-lockdown. Workplace norms like hot desking and face-to-face meetings are likely to make employees feel anxious. So how can we help employees to embrace the new normal?

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What is ‘furlough leave’?

The UK government promised to pay up to 80% of wages for employees who could not work due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is also known as ‘furlough leave’.

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Statutory sick pay in the UK

UK employees are lucky to be entitled to statutory sick pay. But not everybody qualifies - and some people believe the weekly allowance is not enough.

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Would your business survive with a homeworking workforce?

Whether it’s an earthquake, a flood, or a zombie apocalypse. Disaster can strike at any time. But what would you actually do if your entire workforce was suddenly unable to visit the office?

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Is an Employee Assistance Programme worthwhile?

The ‘Employee Assistance Programme’ is one of the most common workforce mental health interventions in the UK. But does it actually provide any value, or is it just a box-ticking exercise?

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Peeling back the layers for positive mental health at work

To understand what leads to positive mental health, you need to peel back the layers, and look at it through a more holistic lens. And according to Dr Shaun Davis, of Royal Mail Group, you can kick this off by getting to know the people who work for you.

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