Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors
Oct12

Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors

Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer – but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers. A new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Pfizer, investigates the challenges involved in returning to...

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Power workers gain dementia insight  
Sep21

Power workers gain dementia insight  

Britain’s biggest electricity distributor is continuing its rapid progress towards becoming a dementia-friendly business.   UK Power Networks, which keeps the lights on in London, the South East and East Anglia, is marking World Alzheimer’s Month this September by offering all of its 6,000-strong staff the opportunity to learn more about dementia.     To date, more than 750 managers at the company have undertaken the...

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Epsom Business Woman, Louise Camby inspires
Sep19

Epsom Business Woman, Louise Camby inspires

Team BRAVO Gorillas, inspired by Epsom-based Louise Camby, helped raise over £1,000 for St. Catherine’s Hospice at their Dragon Boat Festival held at Tilgate Park in Crawley, Surrey on Sunday September 10 2017.     BRAVO (http://www.bravobizevents.co.uk/) is a social enterprise connecting Surrey and Sussex through business networking events and their annual community choir concert, Choiroke. Louise Camby, of BRAVO said...

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Construction business builds ‘Buddy up’ network to help stop the rise of male suicide
Sep12

Construction business builds ‘Buddy up’ network to help stop the rise of male suicide

A leading Welsh property and construction firm has called upon their network of property professionals from across the country to swap their hi-vis and hard hats for swimming goggles, cycling shorts and running shoes to raise vital funds for male suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) in the Wales Property Triathlon. The annual triathlon, now in its fifth year, organised by family firm Jehu Group is in aid...

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Robey’s Blog: How to be a Time Lord
Aug24

Robey’s Blog: How to be a Time Lord

  Originally, this blog was called “Faith, HR and Charity”, because HR News had asked me to write about HR from the perspective of a small charity.  Over the last couple of years, though, it has gradually just come to be called “Robey’s Blog” which, if nothing else, will certainly make it easier to search for on Google given the rarity of my first name[1]. It has been an excellent exercise for me, every week, barring a few, to...

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Staff taking sickies due to ‘bad bosses’ creating stress and anxiety
Aug15

Staff taking sickies due to ‘bad bosses’ creating stress and anxiety

  New research by CABA – the charity that supports the wellbeing of chartered accountants, has found that poor management is creating sickness absence, as well as contributing to poor productivity, poor mental health and high staff turnover. The research found that employees were being forced to take drastic action to stop their workplaces having an adverse effect on their wellbeing.   58% suffering stress, anxiety or...

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Nottingham, 21-22 September : Expert advice surgeries and new legal stream for Charity Accountants’ Conference

Sayer Vincent, the award-winning firm of charityauditors and chartered accountants,is running a series of seminars and new drop-in surgeries for delegates attending this year’s Charity Accountants’ Conference.   Delegates can book these sessions and receive updates and expert and confidential advice from representatives from Sayer Vincent on any taxation and accounting issues or obtain legal advice from experts from charity law...

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ELAS employee shares canine capers to raise money for charity
Aug02

ELAS employee shares canine capers to raise money for charity

Working as a PR Manager for HR advisors ELAS, as well as a long career in journalism in both the US and the UK, means that Miriam Payne is used to being in the headlines. However, she’s normally writing the headlines, rather than being the subject herself! Miriam is a passionate animal lover and since adopting two rescue dogs, Ramsey and Blue, Miriam became acutely aware of the struggle animal charities have to raise funds, so...

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Why HR Managers make great charity trustees
Jul27

Why HR Managers make great charity trustees

Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited and Managing Director, Russam GMS explains why senior HR professionals are making a huge difference in the third sector. Many senior level professionals want to give something back to society and a growing number are doing this by offering their time, skills and expertise by becoming a charity trustee. Charities need a diverse range of skills on their boards and HR experience is something many...

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Organisations team together to help mums into work and progress through part-time apprenticeships
Jul20

Organisations team together to help mums into work and progress through part-time apprenticeships

Young Women’s Trust, Trust for London, flexibility experts Timewise and the Learning and Work Institute are teaming up to promote part-time apprenticeships that will help people with caring responsibilities get back into work, as well as progress their careers. While the number of people doing apprenticeships has increased since the introduction of the levy in April, many – particularly women, people with caring responsibilities,...

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Offices, staffrooms: Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning needs you
Jul19

Offices, staffrooms: Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning needs you

What: Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning When: Friday 29 September 2017 Where: Offices, staffrooms and canteens across the country   Macmillan Cancer Support’s much-loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be returning to workplaces and staffrooms across the country – for its 27th year – on Friday 29 September 2017. Having raised a total of £29.5 million in 2016, this year’s event aims to raise even...

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Monarch pilot conquers Everest, raising vital funds for Monarch Foundation
Jul18

Monarch pilot conquers Everest, raising vital funds for Monarch Foundation

It was uphill all the way for Manchester based-Monarch pilot, Paul Fox who has achieved his childhood dream of scaling the world’s highest mountain to reach the highest point on earth. Back in 2015 Captain Paul Fox was 6500m into his ascent of 8848m Everest when his trip was abandoned due to the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal. Almost two years on the keen adventurer has now completed the climb, raising almost £4500 for...

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Welsh fintech start-up helps charities worldwide

A social entrepreneur who wanted to combat the inefficient donation system for international charities met his business partner at an event which helped to bring the idea to reality; building a partnership with a donor which manages £100 million in funds, and working in international markets. In September 2016, Ben Joakim from Monmouthshire attended leading tech event, Digital where he crossed paths with Laura Bailey from Zerado,...

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Robey’s Blog: Health & Safety – Just Say “Yes”!
Jul05

Robey’s Blog: Health & Safety – Just Say “Yes”!

I really much prefer to share with you the direct experiences of my HR career, but occasionally, with a weekly blog, I have to dip more into my expectations, aspirations or suspicions than I can into cold, hard experience.  And this is one of those weeks. I find myself troubled by Health & Safety.  Not, I hasten to add, that there’s anything wrong with the Health & Safety of our staff and clients at Age UK Gloucestershire! ...

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Welsh employer supports male suicide charity with band night fundraiser
Jul04

Welsh employer supports male suicide charity with band night fundraiser

A leading Welsh property and construction firm has raised over £2,000 to help combat male suicide, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 49 across the UK, following the loss of a respected and popular co-worker. Jehu Group hosted a fundraising band night at popular Cardiff venue Tramshed in aid of suicide prevention charity CALM, which provides help to men who are down or in crisis, as well as support to those bereaved by...

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