Wellbeing

Pandemic's rise in domestic abuse prompts policy change at RSA Insurance

RSA Insurance has introduced a new policy granting paid leave to employees dealing with issues of domestic abuse.

Could we really see new laws on temperature in the workplace?

Earlier this week, the GMB workers' union called for a legal limit on how hot it can be in a workplace, as the Met Office issued its red weather warning for extreme heat. 

Rising covid infections force HR to prepare

The UK is averaging 351,000 daily infections of covid, the highest number recorded since the 350,000 daily infections in March 2022.

Keeping wellbeing simple

If the past two years have taught us anything, it's the importance of wellbeing and our job's role in maintaining our happiness and a healthier physical and mental wellbeing.

Can you ask staff to keep working in a heatwave?

This week temperatures across the UK have soared into the thirties, creating concerns for employee health and safety and productivity. However, there is no maximum temperature for UK workplaces under...

Menopause at work: what's the employer's responsibility?

Menopause is often seen as a taboo topic of conversation. This is not surprising given the personal nature of the symptoms and impact on the individual's personal life.

Four-day work week doesn't have to be a headache

Over three thousand workers, 60 companies and seven months - I don’t think anyone would have predicted that the UK would not just witness, but positively embrace the biggest trial of the four-day...

Leaders: it's time to embrace your imperfections

This is a challenging time for businesses. The number of business closures in the UK last quarter was 137,210 – 23% more than the same period in 2021 and higher than any quarter since 2017.

Skills shortages leads to increased overworking

Job vacancies in the UK soared to a record of 1.3 million in March to May this year and research from The Open University's Business Barometer has found staff are taking on extra work as a result of...

Fit note update modernises sick leave

The government has introduced new legislation allowing medical professionals other than GPs to provide fit notes for sick workers if they are unable to work.

Nine-day fortnight could be a better alternative to a four-day week

Many businesses are now experimenting with a four-day week, but a nine-day fortnight may be a more viable alternative for some.

UK draft Mental Health Bill criticised on improving workplace mental health

The government's draft Mental Health Bill has been criticised for its lack of impact on workplace mental health.

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