Wellbeing

Could menstrual leave policies work in the UK?

Spain has announced reforms which will allow women to take up to three days menstrual leave per month, becoming the first European country to do so.

How National Grid helps field colleagues feel connected

During the pandemic there was a greater focus on a whole range of mental and physical health challenges, including this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme, loneliness.

Technology is not the solution to a bad culture

Employee engagement specialist Matt Phelan, co-founder and co-CEO of The Happiness Index, warns technology can never right the wrongs of a bad culture.

IVF bill crucial step for championing women's reproductive health

A private member's bill to introduce a legal right for women to seek time off for fertility treatment could be a watershed moment for women's rights in the UK.

Chronic pain stigma prevents employees speaking up

Over a quarter of adults in the UK are living with chronic pain conditions, and are having to manage them in the workplace.

How can HR support employees experiencing loneliness?

The Mental Health Foundation found that during successive lockdowns, loneliness was almost three times that of pre-pandemic levels. As more of us return to old routines, including heading back to the...

Mental health mobile apps: how useful are they?

Employee mental health has come to the fore, but with so many apps on the marketplace, it’s hard to know what would work best. Simon Kent investigates

How should HR help employees going through a break up?

Grief is not exclusive to bereavement. Some definitions describe grief as ‘the conflicting emotions brought by the change of a familiar pattern’.

How to make work a safe place for mistakes

Do low- or high-performing teams make more mistakes at work? The answer may surprise you, and it’s closely linked to employees’ mental wellbeing.

Are we lonelier now than we were before the pandemic?

These past several years have been a testing time for many of us. We have found ourselves working more from home than ever in our careers, with the loss of social contact with our colleagues,...

Connecting in a hybrid environment

Creating connections that last in hybrid working environments is one of HR’s main challenges, argues Guy Lubitsh.

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UK employers outperforming the rest of the world on wellbeing

Employers across the UK are performing better than companies across the rest of the world in implementing wellbeing policies for workers.

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