Standing desk study launched

Jenny Roper, 24 Apr 2015

The longest-running scientific experiment into standing desks to date has been launched by the University...


Four in five ambulance workers consider leaving due to stress

Jenny Roper, 10 Apr 2015

Four in five (82%) ambulance workers have considered leaving their jobs as a result of workplace stress,...


Calm employees make business sense

Michael Acton Smith, 27 Mar 2015

In the past, stress in the workplace has either been ignored or no-one knew how to deal with it. Thankfully,...

Accommodation and food services employees most likely to smoke

Rebecca Gowler, 06 Mar 2015

People working in accommodation and food services are more likely to smoke than employees in any other...

HR must change and challenge – or others will

Alex Swarbrick, 12 Feb 2015

On Radio 4’s Today programme Chris Hobson, chief executive of NHS Providers, defended the thousands...

IPMI is an investment, not a cost

Audrey Rowley, 06 Feb 2015

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is often misunderstood as irrelevant, or a panacea for all...

Carol Black: Integrate HR and occupational health

Katie Jacobs, 04 Feb 2015

Organisations should work harder to fully integrate their HR, occupational health (OH) and health and...

Line managers and IBD in the workplace

Zofia Bajorek, 03 Feb 2015

By 2030, it is estimated 40% of the working age population will have at least one long-term chronic condition....

Mental health should be "critical aim" for businesses

Peter Crush, 27 Jan 2015

Maximising the mental health of staff should be the “critical aim of businesses,” Stephen Bevan,...

Employee trust is key to overcoming the NHS crisis

Rosalind Searle, 26 Jan 2015

Trust is an important commodity for any organisation, but particularly in the high stakes world of healthcare....

Cooper: Engagement programmes have had no impact on wellbeing

Peter Crush, 26 Jan 2015

Most employee engagement programmes have had no impact on staff health and wellbeing, according to Cary...

Dean Royles: Why I’m doing dry January

Dean Royles, 08 Jan 2015

I really hope I don’t sound like a killjoy. I know many people like a drink now and again, but it’s...

Two-thirds of workers too busy to take breaks

HR Editorial, 07 Jan 2015

Almost two-thirds (64%) of British workers say they are too busy to take the 20-minute break required...

Why mental health matters

Genevieve Glover, 05 Dec 2014

Mental health in the workplace is gaining increased interest from employees, employers, the media and...

How holidays impact on engagement and wellbeing

Ben Hubbard, 01 Dec 2014

Despite today’s global business landscape, some nations still have it far better than others when it...

Government action on workplace health long overdue

Stephen Bevan , 03 Nov 2014

Despite recent good news about the UK jobs market, we still face a struggle to raise levels of productivity...

How to support men with cancer in the workplace

Joy Reymond, 27 Oct 2014

Work can be important to many people with cancer because it provides a sense of normality, purpose and...

Companies under pressure to reduce health benefits costs

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Almost half (49%) of companies are under pressure to reduce short-term costs on employee health benefits,...

Public sector wellbeing budgets being ‘decimated’, says Cooper

Arvind Hickman and Hyo Adams, 23 Oct 2014

Health and wellbeing budgets have been ‘decimated’ throughout the public sector in recent years,...

Cary Cooper: HR must stay focused on NHS wellbeing

Cary Cooper, 22 Oct 2014

Let’s dispel a myth about the recent NHS strikes; the willingness to protest doesn’t contradict the...

In this issue: April 2015
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Who is best for HR: The general election is only weeks away. What could it mean for HR?

When the price is right: Tullow Oil's HRD on the sector

Picture of health: Key NHS workforce issues

Perks of the job: Employee benefits – a special report

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