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UK workers want to ban out-of-hours emails

Employees are calling for a ban on out-of-hours emails from bosses, citing that the coronavirus pandemic has already made work more stressful.

Hot topic part two: pregnancy loss

In April 2021, New Zealand joined a small number of countries offering paid leave for those who experience pregnancy loss. In the same month, The Lancet published data on the mental health impacts of...

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Furlough and redundancy leads to surge in drinking

Almost half of UK adults (49%) who have either been made redundant or are in the process of redundancy are drinking more than they usually would have prior to the pandemic.

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Long COVID sufferers need support

If Long COVID goes untreated or is ignored by employers, employees may continue to suffer with symptoms for longer than necessary, medical care provider RedArc has warned.

Hot topic: pregnancy loss and paid leave

In April 2021, New Zealand joined a small number of countries offering paid leave for those who experience pregnancy loss. In the same month, The Lancet published data on the mental health impacts of...

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How HR can shape the next normal?

The last year has been like no other for HR professionals – digesting and understanding new legislation, making workplaces COVID-19 safe, dealing with sensitive issues such as pay cuts – and in many...

Social care during coronavirus: a mental wellbeing case study

The social care sector faced unique pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its workforce was stretched and challenged like no other.

HR in post-COVID burnout

The events of the coronavirus pandemic have left HR teams feeling in a worse position than before it first hit.

Major RSA Matthew Taylor study finds homeworking leads to sedentary lifestyles

Continued homeworking due to the ongoing pandemic has reinforced sedentary lifestyles and led to employees having significantly increased back and shoulder injuries and pain, according to a new study.

Latest HR Lunchtime Debate on the roadmap out of lockdown is now available on demand

The coronavirus pandemic has made employers rethink the flexibility they offer employees and how they can utilise it to bring people back to work.

Building the right workplace culture in healthcare

Throughout the NHS, Trust leaders are particularly concerned about the resilience and wellbeing of their staff as the pandemic has unfolded. After the first wave, 99% were either extremely or...

Employee mental health questions answered

In this Q&A with clinical psychologist Kate Daley, HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher asks how can we keep mental health at the forefront of organisations post-pandemic?

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