Wellbeing

Gen Z and millennials struggling to cope with increased cost of living

Gen Z and millennial workers in the UK are having a hard time attempting to keep up with the increased cost of living.

Case studies: How employers strike a healthy balance with tech use

Striking a healthy balance in terms of tech usage can be a fine art. Here's how GitHub, Zurich and Howes Percival are mindful with technology.

Workers need wellbeing that speaks their language

International and expatriate staff benefit massively from wellbeing support offered in their language.

Remote work as dangerous as smoking to health of UK workers

Working from home is as dangerous to the health of UK workers as smoking, according to new research from private healthcare company Bupa.

The future of work is freelance - here’s what HR needs to know

Freelancing is not just a job, not a stopgap, but more of a career choice, and there are benefits for both workers and employers. If HR invests in freelancers now, they’ll reap the rewards for years...

Could menstrual leave policies work in the UK?

Spain has announced reforms which will allow women to take up to three days menstrual leave per month, becoming the first European country to do so.

How National Grid helps field colleagues feel connected

During the pandemic there was a greater focus on a whole range of mental and physical health challenges, including this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme, loneliness.

Technology is not the solution to a bad culture

Employee engagement specialist Matt Phelan, co-founder and co-CEO of The Happiness Index, warns technology can never right the wrongs of a bad culture.

IVF bill crucial step for championing women's reproductive health

A private member's bill to introduce a legal right for women to seek time off for fertility treatment could be a watershed moment for women's rights in the UK.

Chronic pain stigma prevents employees speaking up

Over a quarter of adults in the UK are living with chronic pain conditions, and are having to manage them in the workplace.

How can HR support employees experiencing loneliness?

The Mental Health Foundation found that during successive lockdowns, loneliness was almost three times that of pre-pandemic levels. As more of us return to old routines, including heading back to the...

Mental health mobile apps: how useful are they?

Employee mental health has come to the fore, but with so many apps on the marketplace, it’s hard to know what would work best. Simon Kent investigates

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