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HR Heartbeat: What Labour’s win means for your business, Euros semi-final absence tips, and…

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First published on Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024

Last updated on Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024

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Your post-election debrief: What a Labour win means for your business

The results are in and after 14 years of Conservative Government, Sir Keir Starmer's Labour Party has stormed to victory and will form the next UK Government.

This means major employment law changes for the UK are on the way! Especially if they live up to their plan to “Make Work Pay: Delivering a New Deal for Working People” in their first 100 days.

It’s a lot of change to take in by yourself. But don’t worry, we’ve summarised everything you need to know about the policies Labour have committed to so far, including essential advice and tools to help you navigate the changes with confidence…

Read our latest blog: General Election Results: Key HR changes for businesses in Labour’s first 100 days

Or for instant advice, ask our AI advice tool Brainbox: When will Labour bring in their new employment laws?

Euros 2024: Wave of staff absence expected as England make the semi-final

After a nail-biting performance, Southgate’s squad have made the semi-finals meaning England will face off with the Netherlands on Wednesday (10th July) at 8pm. The Euros has undoubtably brought excitement, friendly competition, and you guessed it—unplanned absences!

Annual leave requests spiked 10% on the Monday following England’s opening game with Serbia, and sickness’ up by a whopping 20%! Learn how to protect your business from unplanned absences and foul play during the Euros.

Keep your business on the winning side of any major sporting competition with tips from our latest blog: How to manage Match Day Madness: An employer’s guide for the UEFA Euros 2024.

Labour has big plans for workplace mental health: Make sure you’re prepared!

Labour has pledged to make employee mental health a greater focus as part of their political agenda. They plan to address key mental health issues and introduce HR policies like the right to disconnect.

They also aim to reduce NHS waiting times and recruit 8,500 additional mental health staff. But these changes won’t happen overnight, so employers need to make sure they have measures in place to support the wellbeing of their employees.

Discover how our award-winning Employee Assistance Programme can help you with fast-tracked wellbeing support including 24/7 access to mental health counsellors. And that’s a wrap. Tune in next week for more headlines and make sure you stay ahead of major employment law changes!

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