Wellbeing

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.

12 months of 2021: October

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

CIPD calls for Statutory Sick Pay reform

The CIPD has said that the UK’s Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is broken, and a majority of employers agree it needs to be increased.

12 months of 2021: August

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Are HR leaders blind to the burnout in their own back yard?

While COVID-19 means that HR has finally taken its rightful place as a key function of any business, which is fantastic recognition for the profession, it is also demanding a huge amount from those on...

Keeping the home office safe in the post-COVID world

Hybrid working is here to stay. But how do you protect your business and employees in this new home-based world?

Three key differences specialist cancer cover can make for your people

You’re a busy HR professional, you probably already have decent health insurance for your people, so why do you need additional cancer cover? How is it different?

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12 months of 2021: May

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

12 months of 2021: March

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Should HR have supervision?  

As a profession, those of us in HR roles offer support, advice and compassion to anyone who needs it in the organisation, but when it comes to ourselves we can often struggle to find the same level of...

How to prevent cumulative stress in the workplace 

According to a 2020 survey, an alarming 79% of UK adults in employment commonly experienced work-related stress – that’s some 20% higher than in 2018.

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Should HR be concerned about the new Omicron COVID variant?

Six cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found in Scotland, and several countries, including parts of South Africa, have been added to the UK’s red list for international travel.

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