Wellbeing

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.

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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.

HR reluctant to cut sick pay for unvaccinated

Despite a recent increase in firms, including Ikea and Next, opting to cut their above-Statutory Sick Pay for unvaccinated employees, many HR professionals seem wary of potential discrimination.

What does ‘living with Covid’ mean for business?

The government’s proposal to reduce free lateral flow tests (LFTs) may leave employers with responsibility for testing some frontline workers.

Flexible working may not be the revolution it seems

At first glance it would seem that the flexible working genie is irreversibly out of the bottle. But is it?

BlackBerry smartphones: what impact did they have on the workplace?

The first casualty of 2022 has already been announced: BlackBerry will discontinue service on its phones.

HR can help mitigate the 'January blues'

The usual post-Christmas drop in happiness may be exacerbated by Omicron – but HR can help provide a light at the end of the tunnel.

What COVID means for unvaccinated workers

As the UK government continues its push for vaccinations as the first line of defence against COVID-19, questions have risen about what lies ahead for the country’s unvaccinated population.

Workload revealed as top cause of work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2021

Workload pressures, including including tight deadlines, too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support, was the main cause of reported stress, depression and anxiety for 2021. 

Managers should encourage exercise breaks at work, researchers say

Managers should encourage desk workers to be more active by planning two minute exercise breaks into the work day, University of Essex researchers have found.

Wellbeing