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In our Monthly HR blog Newsletter for stories from September 2023 we have: New Employment Law Update – 2023 /24 FCA proposes new diversity and misconduct rules Therapy sessions start for new long-term sick REC survey: UK businesses remain positive about hiring & investment Health & Safety: Managing the risk of working from height Take […]
The latest Health & Safety Executive (HSE) bulletin talks about working at heights and how this is the most common kind of workplace fatality. This article provides a fantastic step by step guide for businesses.Considering the risks associated with work at height and putting in place sensible and proportionate measures to manage them, is an […]
Businesses plan to continue hiring workers and investing, with a poll from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showing confidence in both areas remained positive in the three months to August. While a reading of hiring and investment confidence came in at a net positive five points, this was down two points compared with the […]
Therapists employed by the state will this week begin consultations with the long-term sick after ministers expressed frustration that the NHS is not doing enough to get people back work. Physiotherapists, mental health counsellors and stroke specialists hired by the Department for Work and Pensions will offer assessments to people claiming sickness benefits in an […]
A Consensus HR, we always ensure our clients are kept up to date on new and changes to current Employment Law as they happen and 2023 so far has been a busy year for employment law, with a number of new laws gaining Royal Assent. Many of these will not come into force until 2024 […]
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority have set out proposals to boost diversity and inclusion across the financial services industry. The rules would require large banks and insurers to report diversity and inclusion data to regulators and set new targets to address under-representation. In a consultation paper, the bodies say firms would […]
A survey on working habits in the UK has revealed that just 40% of employees are currently working five days a week in the office. Commuting time, the cost of eating out for lunch and other expenses are the biggest barriers to working full time at the office, said researchers in the report from Ipsos Karian […]
Everyone needs support at work: take action now and make a positive impact. This is yet another great article from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) with some very useful development tools and information for your business and team and is one of the many subjects we help companies with when it comes to their […]
New coalition aims to shatter glass ceilings in the construction industry | Consensus HR – Herts, Beds
Leading organisations in the construction industry have launched a coalition called the Construction Inclusion Coalition to tackle the lack of diversity in the sector. The group, which includes Travis Perkins, The Wolseley Group, and Ibstock, aims to address sexism and encourage more diverse recruitment. A recent poll conducted by the coalition found that only one […]
Research by the Institute for the Future of Work (IFOW), Imperial College London and Warwick Business school has found that the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automated equipment has an overall positive impact on jobs. Of the more than 1,000 UK firms surveyed, over three-quarters said that use of the technology had created […]
The union representing Wilko workers has called on MPs to question Lisa Wilkinson on how her family, which received almost £100m in dividends in the decade before the retailer’s collapse, will plug the company’s multimillion-pound pension fund deficit. Sir Steve Webb said the pensions regulator “will be all over this and looking very closely at […]
On the 18th of September 2023 our Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development wrote the following article on Employers are seeing an increase in staff being off sick which provides some interesting statistics. This is a subject we have written a number of blogs on in the past and full details can be seen at the […]
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