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15 August 2017

Menopause Misunderstanding Generates Unnecessary Absence Costs

According to a new study by the Government Equalities Office, the menopause is costing the economy millions every year, because employers don’t understand it. The report warns that unlike pregnancy or maternity, menopause is not well understood or provided for, putting women at risk of ridicule and gendered ageism. This is encouraging female employees in their early 50s to call in sick for fear of experiencing symptoms in front of colleagues or managers. Generating an annual cost to the economy of £7.3 million.

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27 July 2016
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Is France right to ban out of hours emails?

France has successfully voted through a measure that requires companies to limit the spillover of work into their employees’ private lives – giving employees “the right to disconnect” their email out …

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05 January 2016
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Wellbeing for flexible workers

For many employees flexible working arrangements are a dream come true. However, a change of scene can have some serious repercussions for our health..

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10 December 2015
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Flexible working: let workers switch off over Christmas

How many of us will really switch off this Christmas (and that means turning off the smartphone, not just taking time out at home) ?

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26 October 2015
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Creating social glue for employees without a home

The speed of the shift to mobile connectivity and devices is making the traditional office and corporate HQ - with all the associated capital costs and long commuting times - look outdated and ineffic…

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