Recruiting and supporting autistic employees into the workplace

Many employers assume that they do not need to make any changes until a worker identifies him/herself as autistic and requests adjustments. However, there are plenty of changes that an employer can implement to make the workplace more autism-friendly before an individual request it. This will also benefit workers who may not be aware that they are...

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The benefits of embracing neurodiversity in the workplace

Diversity and inclusivity in the workplace have become an important topic in recent years.  It has tended to focus on categories such as gender, age, sexuality, ethnic background, and physical disability but now there is growing momentum to embrace a diverse group of brain types.  The concept of neurodiversity recognises the variety of...

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National Work Life Week

National Work Life Week takes place between 11 to 15 October 2021.  It is the charity Working Families annual campaign designed to get employers and employees talking about what can be done to get the best work: life balance for both. The last eighteen months, as we’ve all had to readjust and reset our working patterns time and again, have been...

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What is hybrid working?

Flexible Working. It isn’t a new term and has, for many years, had a place in employment law where it has offered a right for certain employees to request flexible working which the employer can then only refuse on reasonable grounds.  To make a flexible working request the employee must have worked for at least 26 weeks for the employer and...

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Cancer And Work: 3 Mistaken Assumptions

Written by Barbara Wilson from Working With Cancer The statistics are frightening: half of us will face a cancer diagnosis during our lifetime. In the UK, there are almost a million people of working age living with cancer, so the continuing and very welcome increase in survival rates (in the UK, taking all cancers together, survival for...

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The best type of staycation for YOUR family

By Claire Winter from Families Magazine Many of us will be making the most of the sights closer to home this year as we holiday here in the UK. But who knew there was so much to see in our own countries? From glorious beaches, to remote wilderness, gorgeous villages to busier cities, there truly is something for everyone. But how do you know...

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How an effective wellbeing strategy can reduce absence and turnover

Written by Camille BrouardAbsence and turnover can be two of the biggest costs to an organisation, as well as two of the most difficult issues to manage. Staff absence and turnover can also indicate the effectiveness of an organisation when it comes to wellbeing – if employee wellbeing is low, absence from work and staff leaving their jobs commonly...

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Mental Health After Covid

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Polly Collingridge, our international wellbeing resource associate has looked at employee mental health after covid. The mental health of the nation – of all nations – has suffered during the pandemic. At the same time, we have experienced a global paradigm shift in our ways of working. As lockdown eases...

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Mindfulness'

How to be more present…

My mind is like my web browser. 19 tabs are open, 3 are frozen, and I have no idea where the music is coming from… Has the last year simply flown by, time seems to be slipping through your fingers? Don’t worry, it’s not just you!  Many people have experienced it too.  Time is where you focus your attention and, perhaps not surprisingly,...

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How Nature Positively Affects Our Mental Health

Connecting with Nature is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week on 10-16 May 2021 – with the aim to inspire more people to connect with nature and notice the impact that this connection can have for their mental health. During lockdown, millions of us turned to nature for our daily exercise. According to The Mental Health...

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