Work is getting more intense, say over half of employees

Over half of workers (55%) feel work is getting more intense and demanding, according to a study from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Divorce policies: does your workplace need them?

In January, businesses including Tesco, PwC and Unilever partnered with the Positive Parenting Alliance (PPA) to promote support for colleagues going through divorce. But six months on, is it time for...

Abortion suggested to one in 61 pregnant women by bosses

New research has found one in 61 pregnant women said their boss had suggested they terminate their pregnancy, according to charity Pregnant Then Screwed (PTS).

Could term-time working be a positive solution for both employers and parents?

It is that time of year again when children are eagerly awaiting the long summer break from school and many working parents are faced with the nightmare of both trying to find suitable holiday...

'Reasonable' adjustments just aren't reasonable

Your current approach to responding to reasonable adjustments may be limiting rather than enabling your people.

Get woke to the power of sleep

The relentless rhythm of work and life, where time slips through our fingers like fine sand, can make us forget the importance of a good night's sleep.

Why male fertility needs addressing, too

Infertility affects a significant portion of the population with research showing that approximately one in six couples are struggling to conceive.

People sustainability: the six key pillars to success

There is a lot more to creating a sustainable business than just using recycled paper. In fact, to really work it requires a substantial refocusing on your people, your suppliers and the wider...

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Neurodiversity in the workplace: why office life isn’t for everyone

When chancellor Jeremy Hunt commented earlier this year on the world of work post-Covid, he spoke about a default return to the office in order to encourage water cooler moments, develop team spirit...

Ill-health top reason UK women expect to leave work before retirement

Almost a third (29%) of UK women expect to leave work before state pension age, with 42% expecting this to be due to health or wellbeing, according to a new study from the British Standards...

Minister blames working from home for rise in long-term sickness

A government minister has blamed the increase in the number of people registered as long-term sick on the rise of working from home and anxiety driven by social media.

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HSBC downsizes London HQ – but the office isn’t dead yet

HSBC has decided to leave its headquarters in Canary Wharf for a smaller office in central London, sparking a discussion on the future role of in-person working.

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