Healthcare

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...

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...

A stress risk assessment could transform the workplace

Stress is the scourge of the modern workplace, but if coronavirus has taught us anything it’s that necessity is still the mother of invention.

HSE compliance in a post-pandemic world?

The HSE issues millions of pounds in fines to employers every year for failing to provide employees with the necessary health surveillance. This year it has not extended the deferral period for health...

Core benefits need to be extended to all workers

Many employers are not providing employee benefits that support the core needs of their workforce, according to a new survey by consultancy Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing.

Employees with asthma need more support

Employees with uncontrolled asthma earn around £3,000 less per year than the average adult due to limited work opportunities.

This year's remote work experiment has negative impact on third of UK workforce

A third (33%) of UK workers have said that changes to their work routine, including working from home, have had a negative effect on their wellbeing this year.

Take the time to recharge

With web searches for ‘occupational burnout’ surging more than 2,500% since 2015, could HR teams hold the key to combatting busy culture? Or is being ‘totally slammed’ and ‘completely maxed out’ so...

COVID-19 will have long-term impact on employee health benefits

Disruption to healthcare caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will reportedly have an impact on the cost and design of employer-provided health benefits for years to come.

Workers trust robots more than their managers

Workers around the world are beginning to trust robots more than people to support their mental health.

HR urged to prepare for winter slump as workers flag potential burnout

Forty-three per cent of workers have reported feeling at risk of burnout this winter according to a survey from consultancy businesses Kin&Co.

Pandemic has caused career crisis for parents and carers

Many employers may not be giving fair treatment to parents and carers whose work has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by Karian and Box and the Global Institute for...