Petition launched to introduce paid leave for routine breast screening

HR consultant Julie Grabham, owner of JG HR Solutions, has launched a petition calling on employers and other HR leaders to introduce paid leave for employees to attend routine breast screening.

The silent privilege of wellbeing amid the cost of living crisis

Nuffield Health’s 2023 Healthier Nation Index revealed 59% of individuals think the cost of living or a change in personal finances had negatively affected their mental health over the past year.

Indeed lists top 10 employers for work wellbeing in the UK

Leading UK retailers, including The Body Shop, Clarks and John Lewis & Partners, have made Indeed’s list of the top 10 workplaces for wellbeing.

Why childcare support makes perfect business sense

No parent wants to have their day’s to-do list torn up when childcare arrangements fail them. By providing support when it does happen, you not only lift the stress but gain vital benefits for your...

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A fifth of workers undergoing fertility treatment quit jobs

A fifth of employees undergoing fertility treatment have quit their job due to the way they were treated at work, according to a new report from Totaljobs and the Fawcett Society.

Menopause Friendly Employer Awards 2023 winners announced

The Menopause Friendly Awards returned to the Royal Lancaster Hotel last night (14 September) to celebrate best practice among those committed to changing and improving the lived experience of...

Monzo, Pret a Manger and Thames Water commit to homelessness pledge

Leading businesses, including Monzo, Pret A Manger and Thames Water, have signed up to a new Homelessness Covenant created by charity Crisis.

Work/life balance is not achievable, instead aim for work/life fluidity

The term 'flexibility' often carries negative connotations, especially in traditional work arrangements. When people hear the term, they may associate it with part-time work or view it as a lack of...

National suicide prevention strategy highlights employers' role

The government has launched a five-year plan which aims to prevent suicide and self harm in England, detailing the role of employers, emergency services and online safety.

MHFA England calls on employers to end suicide stigma

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England has called on employers to help end the silence and stigma around discussing suicide at work to help improve suicide prevention.

HR sleep worse than most occupations, study finds

HR (34%) and retail (32%) professionals are least likely of all industries to say they have good sleep, a new study from Nuffield Health has found.

Support hidden health conditions to combat soaring absence

Managers must help employees with hidden health conditions come forward for support – before they become too sick to work.