Wellbeing

Remote staff taking more mental health leave than those on-site

Remote workers are more likely to take time off for mental health related reasons than employees who work on-site.

Unhappy retail workers seeking way out of industry

Retail workers no longer want to work in the sector and are looking for jobs elsewhere.

Rise in menopause tribunals attributed to increased awareness

The number of employment tribunals relating to menopause increased in 2021, highlighting a potential rise in awareness of the condition.

UK's largest companies failing to tackle mental health issues

The UK's largest companies, among them JD Wetherspoons, Next, EasyJet, Tesco and Barclays, are failing to actively address mental health issues at work despite acknowledging the problem.

Sunday night blues demotivating workers for week ahead

Sunday night blues, a feeling of dread before the start of the working week, is having a negative effect on worker wellbeing across the UK.

Purpose-driven work vital to employee health

Working in a job with purpose can help employees fight off serious health problems and even make them live longer, according to Wolfgang Seidl, workplace health consultant at Mercer Marsh Benefits.

Work stress: balancing the bad with the good

The pandemic has played a significant role in an increase of people presenting more feelings around anxiety, depression and loneliness but it’s not the only major player. We are just talking about it...

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...

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