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How Centrica is supporting carers to stay in work

22 May 2019 - 8:00am
Simi Dubb, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Centrica, on how the company is helping its staff look after loved ones – and saving money in the process Download the Supporting Carers in the Workplace Toolkit...

Wellbeing in Focus – Responsible Business in Action

17 May 2019 - 10:45am
Read the headlines from The Bupa Health and Wellbeing Partnerships Award 2019 Finalists The goal of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Wellbeing Leadership Team is to build a movement committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues, with a...

Why financial wellbeing matters – and what can companies do to remove the barriers?

16 May 2019 - 12:01pm
Jeremy Milton and John Heseltine of Mercer discuss the journey ahead many organisations face to alleviate employees' cash concerns - and ultimately improve their own bottom-line figures Read about...

IFS Deaton Review – The inequality gap will not be closed if employers do not provide good work for all

14 May 2019 - 2:06pm
In response to the launch of the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) Deaton Review today, Catherine Sermon, director of campaigns at Business in the Community, said: Read more.

This Is Me Scotland: 3 steps to change workplace attitudes on mental health

13 May 2019 - 3:34pm
In Mental Health Awareness Week, Alan Thornburrow, Business in the Community's Scotland Director, discusses the key messages at a parliamentary reception focusing on eliminating the subject's stigma   Read more about...

Employment & Skills in Focus - Responsible Business in Action

13 May 2019 - 8:00am
Read the headlines from the Unipart Outstanding Employment Award 2019 Finalists   How can member companies get involved with the Employment & Skills team’s campaigns?Ban the Box: We want Ban the Box to become standard recruitment practice, and so we have set an...

Good Work For All: Five steps companies should take to provide good jobs

13 May 2019 - 8:00am
Business in the Community is calling on businesses to offer good jobs that offer security, rights and a fair income, along with the opportunity for personal development and progression, and a supportive and inclusive environment. In practice, achieving this for all your employees is complex but our...

The secret to innovation? Your workplace culture

9 May 2019 - 1:36pm
Eimear Meredith-Jones, Managing Director, Accenture Talent & Organisation, on how an empowering environment can be developed by companies Innovation is the key to business competitiveness and growth. Yet, according to new research from Accenture, only a third of UK employees feel empowered to...

Tens of thousands stand up to break down mental health stigma in workplace

8 May 2019 - 12:25pm
More than 20 of Scotland’s largest businesses, representing tens of thousands of staff, have pledged to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace through a groundbreaking initiative which has been welcomed by the Scottish Government. This Is Me Scotland is a joint initiative...

Business must be a part of the solution to the climate emergency

2 May 2019 - 1:19pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, 2 May 2019 Last weekend the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, declared a climate emergency during her speech at the SNP conference in Edinburgh. Today the Climate Change Committee recommended Scotland should have a more ambitious target to achieve net-zero...

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