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The retail sector's approach to ex-offenders needs a rethink

12 October 2018 - 12:06pm
Find out more about Ban the Box and sign up >>  The retail industry employs more people in the UK than any other private sector industry, providing 4.9 million...
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Mental Health at Work: Much remains to be done

8 October 2018 - 7:00am
Tony Wood, Partner and UK Managing Director at Mercer Marsh Benefits, says the results from the latest Mental Health at Work report show progress is being made but there’s still a long way to go...

Giving ex-offenders a fair chance - 5 years of Ban the Box

12 October 2018 - 4:31pm
From 15 to 26 October 2018, Business in the Community is marking the 5th anniversary of Ban the Box, which calls on UK employers to give ex-offenders a fair chance to compete for jobs by removing the criminal records tick box from application forms. Read more.

This Is Me Scotland launch intends change workplace attitudes to mental health

11 October 2018 - 5:00pm
A pioneering workplace mental health campaign has launched in Scotland today in a joint initiative between PwC, Barclays, Business in the Community Scotland, SAMH and Samaritans. Described by Scottish Government as an “important step”, the This Is Me Scotland initiative aims to reduce the stigma of...

Business needs to act now to retain older workers

11 October 2018 - 11:44am
In response to today’s publication of Government workforce statistics, Anne Willmot, age director, Business in the Community said: "Government figures published this morning show that the numbers of older workers over the age of 50 continues to increase. What is particularly striking is the growth...

IPCC report on limiting global warming to 1.5⁰C - Business in the Community comments

8 October 2018 - 11:26am
In response to today's publication of the IPPC's report on limiting global warming to 1.50C,  Gundrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community, said:   "The IPCC report is a landmark in climate science.  The time for action is now and there is a small window of opportunity to...

Financial insecurity contributing to poor mental health for Scottish workers

8 October 2018 - 11:20am
A national mental health at work survey, commissioned by Business in the Community in partnership with Mercer, has found that employees are struggling to deal with the demands and insecurities...

Financial insecurity contributing to poor mental health for UK workers

8 October 2018 - 7:07am
A quarter of employees are struggling to make ends meet, less than half are satisfied with their current financial situation  Two-thirds say mental health and wellbeing affected by personal job security (66%) 90% of young people say their mental health is affected by the cost of living A...
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Aye we can - Challenge Poverty Week 2018 Insights from BITC Scotland

5 October 2018 - 9:42am
Alan Thornburrow is the Scotland Director for Business in the Community (BITC), on how we can challenge poverty by working with employers to provide good work and inclusive growth in Scotland On 2 October I was delighted to participate in the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s report launch on Poverty in...

Scotland’s responsible business charity Board further strengthened by new recruits

4 October 2018 - 11:00am
Business in the Community Scotland has added a wealth of new talent to its Advisory Board, strengthening its position as the authority and voice of responsible business in Scotland. 11 senior figures...