Wellbeing

Automation helped HR through stress of pandemic

New research has found 73% of HR professionals said automation helped them survive the heavy workload created by coronavirus.

Majority of employers to maintain or increase employee wellbeing spend after COVID-19

New light has been shed on employer actions when it comes to employee mental health.

Job seekers want employers that actively tackle burnout

Over half (56%) of UK businesses have improved their work culture to focus on wellbeing and flexibility since the start of the pandemic.

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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Keeping connected in a hybrid workforce

The past 12 months have reshaped everything we thought we knew about connection. New rules of connection emerged that we needed to learn and old rules of connection we thought were unshakeable got...

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...

Employers not doing enough to combat presenteeism, says CIPD

The CIPD has urged employers to address high levels of presenteeism as it threatens to worsen the UK's ‘always on’ work culture.

Divorced employees need more HR support

Over half (57%) of employees going through divorce feel inadequately supported at work and it is having an impact on retention.

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.

Aegon's Siobhan Martin on pushing through the roadblocks

Aegon HR chief Siobhan Martin’s commitment to helping others achieve all they can is driven by a desire to engage on a very human level and make the workplace a better place for everyone.

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...

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