CIPD urges compassionate treatment of employees with links to Ukraine

The CIPD has asked employers to treat Ukrainian employees, and those with links to the country, with flexibility and compassion.

The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) has asked employers to treat all employees affected by the conflict in Ukraine with compassion, especially those who are Ukrainian or have links to the country. More flexible work hours to help manage stress and anxiety, wellbeing checks, and bereavement leave are the types of support employees may require. This is most likely to be necessary for employees with relatives or close contacts in the country. The CIPD also suggests that managers should check in on colleagues who may be affected and could signpost them to wellbeing and mental health support.

Source:  4 March 2022.