Inclusive workplaces - supporting women through menopause
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
9M ago
Inclusive workplaces – supporting women through menopause   In this episode we discuss how workplaces can better support women going through menopause. Helen Tomlinson discusses her role as the Governments first ever Menopause Employment Champion and Kate Nowicki gives her thoughts and observation from her role as Acas Menopause Champion.   We’re joined by:   ·        Helen Tomlinson – Head of Talent (UK & Ireland) for the Adecco Group and Menopause Employment Champion   ·        Kate Nowick ..read more
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Mental health at work: reasonable adjustments
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
1y ago
In this episode we will explore how employers can support their staff with reasonable adjustments for mental health, creating a healthy work culture and demonstrating a commitment to good practice. We’re joined by: Jo Yarker, Managing Partner at Affinity Health at Work Julie Denning, Managing Director of Working To Wellbeing and Chair of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association Francoise Woolley, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at Acas We discuss: what reasonable adjustments for mental health are what the law says supporting health and wellbeing Transcript available at www.aca ..read more
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What is an apprenticeship? Top tips and benefits to the employer and apprentice
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
1y ago
In this episode, Acas Senior Learning and Development Manager Garry Besford is joined by Acas apprentices to discuss apprenticeships and how they can benefit the individual and the organisation. We discuss: ·      What an apprenticeship is? ·      The benefits of hiring an apprentice? ·      What makes a good apprentice? Episode resources: https://www.acas.org.uk/about-us/job-roles-at-acas/acas-apprenticeships https://www.acas.org.uk/young-workers-apprentices-and-work-experience/working-hours-for-appren ..read more
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Sickness Absence: How employers can better manage sick leave
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
1y ago
In this episode Acas Area Director, Paul Beard, President of the Society of Occupational Medicine, Shriti Pattani and the Managing Director of the Ape Group, Alfie Payne unpack the topic of sickness absence, offering managers first-hand advice and best practice on how they can better manage it. We discuss: What makes a good absence policy When and how to utilise occupational health The mistakes managers often make when managing sickness absence How to support staff through the sickness absence process Transcript available at: https://www.acas.org.uk/podcast/sickness-absence-how-employers ..read more
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Work-related stress: lifting the pressure at work
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
1y ago
It is important for employers to recognise and take steps to reduce work-related stress for their staff, encourage them staff to seek help at the earliest opportunity if they begin to experience stress.. We are joined by Rob McGreal, HSE Policy Lead for work-related stress and mental health and Francoise Woolley, Acas Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing. We discuss: ·        What is work-related stress ·        Legal considerations ·        Supporting health and wellbeing ..read more
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Discussing menopause at work
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
1y ago
Supporting the menopause at work is important for both employers and their staff. In this episode we will discuss how organisations can create a supportive and inclusive environment, and the considerations they should be aware of to help their staff with menopause at work. We are joined by Haitham Hamoda, Clinical Lead for the menopause service at King's College Hospital and the immediate past Chair from the British Menopause Society, and Kate Nowicki, Director of Dispute Resolution at Acas. We discuss: ·        How to handle menopause at work ·  ..read more
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Allyship: positively moving the conversation of gender equality forward
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
2y ago
In this episode, Acas Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Julie Dennis, and co-founder of Utopia and Token Man, Daniele Fiandaca, explore the importance of allyship in the pursuit for gender equality in the workplace, and in wider society. This episode will cover a variety of allyship-related topics, some of which include; what is allyship, how men and women engaging in and committing to allyship benefits everyone, and suggestions for what organisations and leaders can do to encourage allyship, and reduce gender disparities in their workplace. Episode Resources ·     &n ..read more
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Bereavement and work
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
2y ago
Experiencing a bereavement can be a daunting and unsettling time. In this episode we discuss the support that organisations can give to help their staff with a bereavement, and the considerations they should be aware of, to provide a supportive and empathetic environment at work. We are joined by Tracey Taylor-Huckfield, Director of People and Corporate Services at Sue Ryder, Andy Langford, Clinical Director at Cruse, and Lucie Garvin, Subject Matter Expert at Acas. We discuss: ·        How to handle a bereavement at work ·    &nbs ..read more
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LGBTI+: pride and support at work
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
3y ago
Do all employers take pride in their people? In this episode we focus on the importance of organisations supporting their LGBTI+ communities and what practical steps they can take to be a more diverse and inclusive workplace.   We are joined by Lucie Garvin, Deputy Chair of the Acas LGBTI+ & Allies staff network; Tom Price who is the Senior Leader Champion for the Acas LGBTI+ & Allies staff network and Emma Dunn, Chair of a:gender, the cross-government network supporting trans and intersex staff across government. We discuss: ·        Issue ..read more
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The cost of conflict
The Acas Podcast
by Acas
3y ago
This episode is the first of our new, special edition podcasts on The Future of Work, featuring debate and thought-provoking questions with special guests, on key themes around the future of work. In this episode, Gill Dix, head of policy at Acas, looks at new research commissioned by Acas on the cost of conflict to UK workplaces. Conflict is an inevitable part of life, but what is the financial cost of conflict to workplaces in the UK? Is it taken seriously by organisations? Does investing in conflict management make sense for all workplaces or just some? Join Gill and the report’s authors ..read more
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