Wellbeing

How to create a wellbeing strategy that works for all

On 15 February, HR Lunchtime Debate will bring together expert panellists to discuss how to build the foundations of an inclusive wellbeing strategy.

Cancer patients unaware of their rights at work - and HR's not helping

Many cancer patients returning to work are unaware of their rights at work, and HR departments are failing to inform them.

Cancer: screening by risk 

Many cancers are preventable, and many are treatable. This is hugely positive but there are, however, a couple of caveats.  

Why compressed work weeks benefit both employees and businesses

Employees at 30 companies across the UK will trial a four-day working week, with no impact on salaries, in a six-month pilot launched last month. Researchers from Cambridge University, Oxford...

COVID vaccine mandate u-turn spares NHS from staffing collapse

A mandatory COVID vaccination policy for NHS workers in England has been scrapped at the last minute.

Employee assistance programmes more popular than ever

The number of employees in the UK seeking aid from their employee assistance programmes (EAPs) leapt by nearly 350,000 in the past year.

Financial education is now a necessity

Financial education has become a significant part of the wellbeing offering, as the UK sees a surge in the cost of living.

Workers protest unhappiness in the workplace

Workers demonstrated in London yesterday (January 25) to protest widespread unhappiness in the UK workforce.

Providing HR support for employees with relationship difficulties

When a relationship ends – whether a couple is going through divorce proceedings or ending a period of co-habitation – this can have a huge impact on a member of staff’s work life.

Rethinking employee health and wellbeing in 2022

Beneath the damage caused by COVID-19 is another monumental healthcare challenge - cancer.

Insights

Plan B lifted: what difficulties lie ahead?

Plan B measures in England, including work from home guidance, will end on 27 January. But with so many false starts already, and the uncertainty of COVID still looming, what difficulties will HR face...

HR needs to slow down

Earlier this week, I attended a CEO roundtable, where we agreed that the pressures on organisations to deliver faster – whether that be products or services – is growing.

Wellbeing