Wellbeing

Shame stops employees talking about money at work 

A hard-to-shift stigma is stopping UK employees from seeking more support with money in the workplace, despite employers ramping their financial wellbeing efforts. The cost-of-living crisis is a...

Majority of UK employees unable to take sick days

More than half (52%) of UK full-time employees did not take a single sick day in the 12 months since February 2021.

Two years since coronavirus lockdown: what has HR learned?

Today (23 March) marks the second anniversary of the announcement by prime minister Boris Johnson that the UK was locking down due to coronavirus. After two years in crisis, what lessons can HR take...

UK's approach to resilience and wellbeing not fit for purpose, say Lords

The UK’s current approach to resilience and wellbeing is not fit for purpose, according to a new Parliamentary report.

Endometriosis action month: women don't open up about menstrual health

Nearly half of female workers (47%) said they would be concerned about discussing their menstrual health issues with their employers.

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay: what HR needs to know

Imminent changes to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will take employers by surprise, and force them to have to decide whether Covid-19 is now just an illness like any other, according to experts.

Night shifts slow down workers' memory

New research has revealed the long-term impact working night shifts has on the human body, with data suggesting those that work in the early hours have worse memories and slower mental speeds than...

Pandemic highlights North/South divide in mental health

More people in the south of England have said their mental health has worsened since the start of the pandemic (46%) than those in the North (39%), however Southerners are more likely to take time off...

How to handle employee mental health pressures

There is a stigma attached to revealing a mental illness, so many individuals hide this for fear that they may be judged unfavourably and treated differently.

Are chief happiness officers a gimmick?

Law firm Clifford Chance made headlines last week when its co-head of tech Jonathan Kewley proposed the appointment of a chief happiness officer responsible for keeping staff’s spirits high.

Four-day week needs careful planning to succeed

Nine in 10 UK employees reportedly support a four-day week, yet experts warn that HR needs to take a measured approach to reap its benefits.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: How can employers help?

There are around 1.25 million people in the UK with eating disorders, and the isolation of the pandemic has made things significantly harder for many, according to charity Beat Eating Disorders...

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