World Mental Health Day 2020: time to step up support for managers

The CIPD marks World Mental Health Day and urges employers to support and train line managers to ensure they can effectively help employees vulnerable to mental ill-health

The Government's New Job Support Scheme

What is the Job Support Scheme? 

On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced his Winter Economy Plan designed to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months. As part of the Plan, the Chancellor announced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) which will replace the Job Retention Scheme (JRS).

CIPD Issues Coronavirus advice for UK employers

Understand how to support your business and workforce through a global health emergency


The new coronavirus disease, now officially named Covid-19, was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization in January 2020. As the virus continues to spread, it could pose a threat to some organisations.

Introduce sexual harassment duties on employers, campaign urges

Unions, women’s rights organisations and charities have increased pressure on the government to make employers responsible for protecting their staff against sexual harassment.

The “This is not working” alliance has reiterated calls for new legislation that puts the responsibility for tackling inappropriate behaviour at work on employers. The government is expected to launch a consultation on addressing sexual harassment soon.

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Making Change Happen: NSP HR Solutions joins 4theRegion

NSP HR Solutions is now officially a Changemaker, helping to make change happen in partnership with 4theRegion. Nicola Perkins, Director and Founder of NSP HR Solutions Ltd. said 'We're delighted to be part of this dynamic movement committed to helping the region to thrive. We're looking forward to connecting with others, sharing our expertise and doing our bit to help businesses across South West Wales have a collective voice". 

Oxford University’s retirement age not discriminatory, tribunal finds

A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and age discrimination, with a judge finding the policy exists to improve career progression and diversity.

Professor John Pitcher, who taught English at St John’s College in Oxford, claimed that the university’s Employer-Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) policy was discriminatory.

Employers ‘failing to take pregnant workers’ health seriously’

Employers need to do “far more” to protect the health and wellbeing of pregnant staff, with travel commitments and irregular hours among the factors creating unnecessary risk.

ECJ: Employers must ensure staff are not overworking

The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers must take steps to make sure their staff are not exceeding the 48-hour maximum working week and are taking adequate rest breaks.