Technology offers an answer to solving the mental health pandemic

Too often during the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen inadequate, reactive approaches to increasingly prevalent mental health issues, particularly from businesses that in times of uncertainty perhaps...

Business leaders self-medicating with drugs and alcohol to cope with mental health problems

UK business leaders are self-medicating with drugs and alcohol to cope with mental health symptoms during the pandemic.

How can HR teams support their employees’ health during the winter lockdown?

With the long nights drawing in, flu season taking hold and a tiered lockdown system in place, it is more important than ever for HR departments to take additional steps to make sure that they can...

HR pressures due to coronavirus set to continue into 2021

The pressure HR teams are under due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to continue into 2021.

Get vaccinated or don’t come back: Can employers compel employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19?

The encouraging news that COVID-19 vaccines have been highly effective in advanced trials and a roll-out programme for high-risk groups may start this side of Christmas offers light at the end of the...

Long COVID could have chronic impact on business

Long COVID could lead to further financial strain and impact on company recovery from the pandemic, according to David Price, CEO at health service Health Assured.

Senior leadership still blocking wellbeing strategies

HR teams are still faced with significant obstacles implementing wellbeing strategies, including a lack of buy-in from senior leaders.

HR and business leaders must acknowledge mental health taboo

The year 2020 will be one to remember, but not through the lenses of rose tinted glasses. Some of the biggest events (and disasters) have had global repercussions, not the least to the general...

Make kindness your kind of success

?As a society, we like to use the end of December as a marker for how life is going. In the bleary days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve where Terry’s Chocolate Orange is classed as one of your...

Employees are continuing to work when ill

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said that Britons should not be "soldiering on" by going to work when sick and making others ill.

Government should research COVID's impact on employee health and careers

With all of the UK now under stringent pandemic-related restrictions, it is unclear what the unintended consequences of lockdown and measures implemented to stop the spread of the COVID–19 virus will...

COVID-19 Winter Plan: HR responds

Though the prime minister’s COVID-19 Winter Plan will mean the requirement to stay at home will be lifted from 2 December, a return to the tiered system, travel restrictions, and advice to continue...