Wellbeing

Monzo founder invests in anti-isolation app for hybrid workers

Monzo founder Tom Bloomfeld has invested in a wellbeing app targeting hybrid-working loneliness.

First psychological health and safety standard awarded to UK business

The British Standards Institution has awarded its first certificate for psychological health and safety at work.

Workers face ongoing burnout risk

In a continuing sign of the pandemic’s impact on mental health, one third (33%) of the UK workforce are expecting to feel tired and burnt out in 2022.

More action needed to address workers' money worries

HR directors have said financial concerns, compounded by the pandemic, are causing significantly more employee stress and better support is needed to address them.

Government confirms plans to improve flexible work and carers' rights

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed its intentions to give UK workers the right to request flexible working from day one of the their employment, as well as...

HR needs to prepare for winter COVID plan

Following the government’s unveiling of its 2021 autumn and winter plan, employers in England are being urged to prepare for a return to restrictions as a worst-case scenario.

Employees struggling to keep on top of bills

A report published yesterday shows more people are applying for high-cost credit cards and struggling to make ends meet with spending rising sharply as the UK emerges from the pandemic. 

Morrisons to cut sick pay for unvaccinated, isolating employees

Supermarket chain Morrisons has come under fire after outlining a policy that will mean unvaccinated employees are not entitled to sick pay if they have to self-isolate.

How to support overseas employees through specific challenges

Today (10 September) is World Suicide Prevention Day. Being there for people, listening to them and offering support are all vital aspects in supporting mental health. Colleagues may be some of the...

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Working parents the most eager to return to the office

A huge majority (81%) of working parents at small UK businesses are looking forward to returning to the workplace after time spent juggling remote work with childcare over the summer holidays.

UK workers unsure how to help colleagues experiencing abuse

Less than half (40%) of British workers said they would not know how to help a colleague experiencing domestic abuse, indicating the need for visible support across UK workplaces.

IPPR calls for four-day week trials across more sectors in Scotland

The majority (80%) of working-age people in Scotland, across both manual and desk-based jobs, have said they would support a four-day working week without any loss of pay.

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