Firms urged to crack down on office football chat

Chat about football or cricket in the workplace should be curtailed, a management body has warned. Chartered Management Institute head Ann Francke said sports banter can exclude women and lead to laddish behaviour such as chat about sexual conquests. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51261999?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/ckgj739plxnt/employment&link_location=live-reporting-story...

First menopause policy launched to break workplace taboo

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Menopause Awareness Policy will create an environment where employees can talk openly about the subject, and provides guidance and support for those experiencing symptoms at work. The new policy has been developed in partnership with Unite to recognise that the menopause can be a significant…...
Research by the online parents’ portal found that only 38 companies across the FTSE 350 and just under a quarter those in the FTSE 100 were clear on their websites about the parental leave options for potential job hunters. https://www.ft.com/content/87a0b23c-06ec-11ea-a984-fbbacad9e7dd...

Thomas Cook’s new owner creates 1,500 new jobs

Hays Travel, which bought Thomas Cook after it collapsed, has announced plans to hire an extra 1,500 staff. The travel agent has already taken on 2,330 former Thomas Cook employees. But now Hays plans to hire another 200 people at its head office in Sunderland, an extra 500 to handle…...