Employee benefits

Employee mental health questions answered

In this Q&A with clinical psychologist Kate Daley, HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher asks how can we keep mental health at the forefront of organisations post-pandemic?

How to make financial wellbeing work for everyone

There is no doubt that financial wellbeing is a benefit for employee and employer alike. But how do you deliver the best advice for everyone? 

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Case study from a suicide prevention manager

Being able to help people is the thing that gets me out of bed every morning.

UK workers face confidence crisis returning to work

Almost two fifths (37%) of people returning to work after a year away experience a loss in confidence, creating more concerns for workplaces post-coronavirus and beyond.

Can EU nationals continue frontier working post-Brexit?

As the dust from Brexit has settled, attention has turned to what this means for cross-border workers in the UK.

Employers should take New Zealand’s lead by supporting employees after pregnancy loss

Supporting employees through life’s most momentous occasions – both the joyous and the sombre – signals to an organisation’s employees that their wellbeing and their ability to fully experience...

Pay gap reporting outstrips strategy in D&I efforts

The majority (88%) of businesses plan to report their ethnicity pay gap next year despite most (75%) not having a formal framework and analytics in place to tackle D&I.

Flexible hour requests drop with rise in homeworking

The CIPD has urged employers to look beyond offering only remote work and instead develop a number of flexible working options.

Government must take action to protect workers’ rights, says TUC

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the government to stop dithering and deliver on its manifesto promise to boost workers’ rights.

Why HR should include cancer screening as part of the employee benefits package

Many companies offer health and wellbeing perks to employees as part of their benefits package, as well as access to streamlined diagnostic pathways for those with cancer symptoms. But how many...

Healthy workers, healthy organisation? How a ‘sporty’ vision of leadership can harm wellbeing

A sporty senior leader in a multinational company, promoting a variety of athletic events and competitions to staff, rated employees from green to red to categorise their fitness. Meetings were held...

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Should stress be a reportable injury?

According to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) over 400,000 people suffer from stress-related illnesses at work each year, yet stress is not yet recognised as an occupational illness. Is it time this...

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