Wellbeing

A stress risk assessment could transform the workplace

Stress is the scourge of the modern workplace, but if coronavirus has taught us anything it’s that necessity is still the mother of invention.

Aegon's Siobhan Martin on pushing through the roadblocks

Aegon HR chief Siobhan Martin’s commitment to helping others achieve all they can is driven by a desire to engage on a very human level and make the workplace a better place for everyone.

HSE compliance in a post-pandemic world?

The HSE issues millions of pounds in fines to employers every year for failing to provide employees with the necessary health surveillance. This year it has not extended the deferral period for health...

Homeworkers can't stop overworking

Coronavirus has meant homeworkers are continuously working extra hours, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found.

HR calls for more wellbeing support after coronavirus

HR is becoming increasingly worried about the long-term impact of coronavirus, with some leaders wanting more support and funding for wellbeing services.

Workers on rotation profoundly impacted by pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on the mental health of workers on rotation as 40% said they have experienced suicidal thoughts in the past year.

Ramadan – why Muslims fast and simple ways to support them at work

The month of Ramadan has begun and presents an ideal opportunity to engage with your Muslim employees and colleagues. Ramadan can appear strange if you are not familiar with this particular pillar of...

Staff think poor mental health will impact career progression

Almost half (48%) of UK employees said they believe disclosing a mental health condition to their line manager would impact career progression.

Long COVID – is it the new Yuppie Flu?

COVID-19 is not just a disease of the lungs. In the initial (acute) phase of the illness, severe COVID-19 can cause pneumonia and respiratory failure, which can result in permanent damage and scarring...

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Do you need a coronavirus vaccine before attending the workplace?

With the UK’s adult population set to have been offered their first COVID-19 vaccination by the end of July, many employers are considering what their policy on vaccinations should be.

Employees afraid to return to workplace due to COVID-19 safety

Employees are calling on employers to ensure COVID-19 safety procedures are in place before they return to the workplace.

Retail staff abused for implementing COVID-19 safety measures

A new study has found two thirds (64%) of shop workers are frightened to implement COVID-19 safety measures due to the threat of abuse from customers.

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