Wellbeing

How HR can lay a foundation for a workplace that works for all

Culture change is afoot and business leaders must consider the past 18 months as they prepare for the new world of work.

Care for HR teams has been overlooked during pandemic

More than half (58.6%) of HR professionals in the UK say they are not being supported by their employer and that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their workload.

At the sharp end of the pandemic: Ali Mohammed interview

South East Coast Ambulance Service’s Ali Mohammed tells Jo Gallcher about the trials and tribulations of ensuring the service functioned during the pandemic, while protecting staff

How HR can spot signs of burnout

The story of how an employee was banned from work for two weeks after their employer spotted signs they were suffering burnout has gone viral on LinkedIn.

Employees nervous about changing isolation rules

Over half (70%) of UK working professionals feel the isolation rules surrounding contact with a COVID-positive person should not be changing.

Period stigma costing UK business billions

A lack of period polices is costing UK businesses over £6 billion a year, as women still feel unable to discuss PMS in the workplace.

Acas urges employers to support COVID-19 vaccinations

One in four employers are not giving their staff paid time off to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, according to conciliation service Acas.

Employers should not dismiss unvaccinated employees

Last Friday (6 August) media company CNN fired three unvaccinated employees who violated company policy by coming to work unvaccinated against COVID-19.

Focus is needed just as much as ability to create peak performing teams

When building teams, many organisations focus mainly on ability, technical skills, and experience. However, it takes a lot more than intellectual prowess and technical expertise to produce great team...

‘Pleaseanteeism’ risks damaging employee mental health

UK employees are feeling pressure to put on a brave face for colleagues when they return to the office, according to a new report by healthcare provider Lime.

Employees lack guidance in sickness support

A fifth (19%) of UK employees do not know how their employer would support them if they had to take time off work due to ill-health or an injury.

Acas urges UK workers to take much needed time off work

Acas has urged UK employees to talk to their bosses about taking holiday, as four in 10 have taken less time off during the pandemic compared to before it started.

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