Making reasonable adjustments for employees with mental health problems
Apr06

Making reasonable adjustments for employees with mental health problems

Guest blog by Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind Workplace wellbeing is increasingly at the top of employers’ agendas, and rightly so. After all, we all have mental health just as we all have physical health, and it fluctuates from good to poor. Employers have a responsibility to promote workplace wellbeing and help prevent poor mental health, and it’s in their interests to take workplace wellbeing seriously, as those that...

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Social mobility charity backs critical report of Government’s apprenticeship scheme
Apr06

Social mobility charity backs critical report of Government’s apprenticeship scheme

  Executive Director of social mobility charity Leadership Through Sport & Business has backed MP’s criticisms of the Government’s “blunt tool” apprenticeship initiatives. Caroline Adair said it was important that young people were not just started in schemes, but offered support and training throughout the process until they complete. Speaking after the publication of the critical report by the Education, Skills and Economy...

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Robey’s Blog: What’s Toxic?
Apr06

Robey’s Blog: What’s Toxic?

My goodness me, but HR people love a buzz word, don’t they?  In a field locked in perpetual revolution I suppose we shouldn’t be all that surprised, but it ain’t ‘alf frustrating for those of us trying to persuade our colleagues to trust and respect our contribution when we keep ladling on new layers of vocabulary. The latest one I’ve noticed that seems to have been absorbed almost without comment is “toxic”. Atmospheres are toxic. ...

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So you want to be a charity trustee?  Top tips for ensuring success
Apr05

So you want to be a charity trustee? Top tips for ensuring success

Guest blog by Ian Joseph, Chief Executive, Trustees Unlimited Embarking on a PhD is a real commitment; you have to count the cost in terms of how much time you can commit and you need to be passionate about the subject; a passion that will sustain you when the going gets tough. Sounds very much like the things to consider when becoming a trustee! And all this for no pay. People become trustees not for a financial reward, but so that...

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More than £1 billion given to charities through payroll donations
Apr04

More than £1 billion given to charities through payroll donations

Generous employees have donated more than £1.3 billion to charity direct from their pay through the UK’s first and largest payroll giving scheme. The huge sum – donated over 30 years – is even greater than the £1.04 billion raised by Comic Relief over a similar period and would comfortably buy the entire squad of Manchester United – the most expensive in world football – twice over. More than 220,000 people in...

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Pedal Power kick-starts new Whizz-Kidz partnership with Kronos
Mar28

Pedal Power kick-starts new Whizz-Kidz partnership with Kronos

Disabled children and young people’s charity Whizz-Kidz is delighted to announce workforce software provider Kronos Incorporated as its newest corporate partner. The three-year partnership – which has already raised thousands of pounds to support Whizz-Kidz’s work – was kick-started with a series of fundraising cycling events at Kronos’ Bracknell location. Kronos team members Steve Gracey, Rob Hiron and Paul Richardson (pictured)...

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Six Degrees Group’s fundraising reaches new heights in Val Thorens

Six Degrees Group, the leading hosting and managed services provider to the UK mid-market, has raised over £29,000 for WeSeeHope, a charity that provides support for children in Southern and Eastern Africa who have been orphaned or isolated by extreme poverty. Hosted by Six Degrees’ Chairman, Alastair Mills, a group of 25 guests from the technology and finance sector headed to the slopes of Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe,...

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Cash boost for Kent Charity from Furley Page Foundation
Mar28

Cash boost for Kent Charity from Furley Page Foundation

Kent charity Strode Park Foundation has enjoyed a £5,000 boost to its finances thanks to the Furley Page Foundation, the charitable organisation set up by leading south east law firm Furley Page.   The Furley Page Foundation chose Strode Park as its charity of the year in 2016 and big-hearted staff at the law firm took part in a number of fundraising activities which led to nearly £2,000 being collected. This was increased to...

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Monarch Pilots scale new heights for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
Mar28

Monarch Pilots scale new heights for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital

Two Monarch pilots are swapping their views from the cockpit to climb two of the world’s highest mountains and raise money for Monarch Foundation charity partners Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and water aid charity Just a Drop. Manchester based Senior First Officer David Hamlet recently returned from a 77km trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The trip to Tanzania lasted ten days and helped David raise nearly £3,000...

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Cass CCE launches ‘Charity Investment’ programme for 2017

Sponsored by Rathbones and UBS – To help charities make the best investment decisions and ensure their financial assets are invested to meet the needs of the charity, Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness announces that its popular ‘Charity Investment – Theory and Practice,’ course is back, with six new dates running from 26th April until 22nd June 2017. Sponsored by Rathbones and UBS, the course will provide...

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Comedy Gala in Wales to support World Autism Awareness Day
Mar27

Comedy Gala in Wales to support World Autism Awareness Day

Wales’ leading provider of education and care for people with autism has joined forces with a Cardiff-based charity to host a star-studded comedy gala marking the 9th World Autism Awareness Day with a five-figure fundraising goal. Orbis Group is an award-winning provider of specialist services for children, young people and adults with complex needs associated with autism; a spectrum condition often characterised by complex sensory,...

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Disability Works: How HR can break down workplace barriers with reasonable adjustments
Mar16

Disability Works: How HR can break down workplace barriers with reasonable adjustments

Guest blog by Katharine McIntosh, Policy Officer at the MS Society When Chris was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) five years ago, his first reaction was that he would lose his job – but when he told his employers, they reassured him straight away that he would have a role with them for life. Unfortunately, positive responses like this aren’t as common as we’d like to see. A recent survey carried out by the MS Society...

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Robeys Blog: A Vision of Loveliness
Mar15

Robeys Blog: A Vision of Loveliness

I’m know I’m almost alone in this, but when I start a new job, one of the first things I want to know is whether the company has a Vision Statement. I’ve always found it a real window into the heart of a company… but possibly not for the reasons that the authors intended.  For example, where a vision is vaguely worded but grandiose, I see a lack of confidence and direction.  Where a vision is long-winded and unmemorable, I see a...

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Welsh bereavement charity raises £24,000 through annual ‘Little Ball of Hope’
Mar14

Welsh bereavement charity raises £24,000 through annual ‘Little Ball of Hope’

Welsh Charity 2 Wish Upon A Star has raised over £24,000 at its annual Little Ball of Hope, smashing last year’s total of £18,000. The ball was held at The Celtic Manor Hotel on Saturday night (4th March) and saw over 320 people attend in full masquerade ball attire. The evening also featured a performance from Cȏr Seren, a choir devised of 2 Wish Upon A Star volunteers and supported families. The funds were raised through ticket...

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Disabled welsh individuals and their carers set to lose vital support
Mar10

Disabled welsh individuals and their carers set to lose vital support

A project created to support people with work limiting health conditions and their carers, many of whom juggle their caring responsibilities with employment, is set to lose funding. The Disability Advice Project (DAP) targeting indviduals living in the Bridgend, Neath and Port Talbot areas provides free life coaching which empowers people to gain confidence, achieve personal goals and improve their lives, as well as move towards...

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