The top HR stories you may have missed this week

Listed below are the biggest stories you may have missed this week.

General Election burnout: Tips on how to support your employees during this tumultuous political period

As we enter our third general election in four years, as well as a constant reminder of the 2016 EU referendum, employees are suffering from election burnout and anxiety.

David Price, CEO of Health Assured, a health and wellbeing network has given some tips on how a workplace can support an employee through this politically tumultuous time. Mr Price, explains how voter fatigue is a genuine phenomenon, which occurs when people have to repeatedly vote.

UK employees would enjoy better mental health if they were unemployed

More than a quarter of UK employees would have better mental health if they were unemployed.

This is according to Tap Warehouse’s report ‘Stressed Out Britain’. Tap Warehouse is a supplier of bathrooms, kitchen taps and bathroom accessories, who found that 27 per cent of UK employees would be healthier mentally if they did not have a job.

Over half of UK companies use parental leave policies to attract the best talent

A survey produced by Bright Horizons, a global childcare and employee benefits provider in partnership with HRreview found that 54 per cent of companies believe that in order to compete for the best employees, it needs to offer a strong parental leave policy.

A ‘perception gap’ exists in the UK with the amount of skills staff possess and the amount needed to learn

Despite three-quarters of the UK being confident and saying that they have the skills needed for the next 3-5 years, the country falls below the average in recognising the skills they need to do their job as it changes over the same period.

This was uncovered by a study compiled by Kineo, a workplace learning specialist owned by City & Guilds Group who said this shows a “perception gap that could lead to lower retention rates.”

Labour minister backtracks on party promise to put a stop to IR35 and instead announce plans to review it

Bill Esterson, Labour’s shadow minister for small business earlier this week (25/11/19) said the party would put a stop to IR35 being introduced to the private sector, however, he has now backtracked on this and said the party will review the matter.

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Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.