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Workforce wellbeing: why it’s time for employers to put their heads together

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched almost every area of our lives and given rise to countless new pressures and concerns. Many have worried about their health and that of their loved ones, their...

Google searches of 'signs of burnout' increase by over 200%

There has been a 221% spike in searches for signs of burnout in the last three months, according to Google search data.

Five ways HR can ensure health and safety in the workplace

Although health and safety at work has not always covered employee mental health and wellbeing, it now needs to. Every UK business has a duty of care to look after the health and safety of their...

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What would a COVID Plan B mean for employers?

While the government has not yet publicly suggested any move to ‘Plan B,’ experts from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies...

Employees encouraged to adopt mindfulness practices to improve wellbeing

A simple movement-based programme which encourages mindfulness while exercising has been shown to drastically increase workers’ mental wellbeing compared with exercising alone.

Companies called to report flexible and hybrid working policies

Non-for-profit organisation the Work Foundation at Lancaster University has called on government to introduce mandatory flexible and hybrid working reporting.

Tech firms lead the way in UK's best work/life balance

Tech companies have dominated Glassdoor’s 2021 list for the highest rated UK companies for work/life balance.

Resilience needs leaders who put their own oxygen masks on first

The go-to panacea for many leaders in times of uncertainty is to do more. When the going gets tough, we put more hours in. It’s no accident that we are now facing an epidemic of fatigue across a...

Parliament addresses the cost of the talent exodus due to menopause

Over the last few years it has been well established that people experiencing the menopause are not well supported by the health system, or in the workplace, resulting in huge loss of productivity and...

How employers can help the rise in psychosis referrals

There was a 75% rise in the number of people referred to mental health services for suspected psychosis between April 2019 and April 2021 according to new data from the NHS.

The four-day week – does it really work?

Our perspective on working routines has shifted over the last 18 months as the pandemic has brought unavoidable remote working. It’s forced many companies who were previously reluctant to employ...

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