Wellbeing

How to handle employee mental health pressures

There is a stigma attached to revealing a mental illness, so many individuals hide this for fear that they may be judged unfavourably and treated differently.

Are chief happiness officers a gimmick?

Law firm Clifford Chance made headlines last week when its co-head of tech Jonathan Kewley proposed the appointment of a chief happiness officer responsible for keeping staff’s spirits high.

Four-day week needs careful planning to succeed

Nine in 10 UK employees reportedly support a four-day week, yet experts warn that HR needs to take a measured approach to reap its benefits.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: How can employers help?

There are around 1.25 million people in the UK with eating disorders, and the isolation of the pandemic has made things significantly harder for many, according to charity Beat Eating Disorders...

Over a third of Brits would go into work Covid-positive

Almost four in 10 Britons (37%) say they are likely to go to work following a positive Covid-19 test result.

UK employees see no reward for working harder

The vast majority of (78%) UK employees are taking on more work without a pay rise or promotion.

What’s going wrong with workplace wellbeing?

The ‘tick-box’ approach to managing mental health in the workplace isn’t working.

Living with Covid and the end of isolation: employers risk excluding vulnerable

As all remaining Covid restrictions will be lifted in England from Thursday 24 February, how will employers keep vulnerable staff safe?

Employee mental health support – how HR can make a real difference

Covid is just one factor with the potential to have a lasting impact on employee mental health. As an employer you need to ensure your employees get the very best support when, and if, they need it....

Insights

Storm Eunice: How to keep employees safe

Weather warnings have been issued across the UK as the country braces itself for the onslaught of Storm Eunice.

ONS data exposes older workers driving talent shortages

Older people are falling out of the labour market at a high rate, often due to long-term ill health.

Introducing six-week miscarriage leave

Rather than rely on standard sick leave, buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has introduced a policy entitling those who have suffered a miscarriage to up to six weeks of paid annual leave.

Wellbeing