Wellbeing

How technology can be used to protect and enhance mental wellbeing

There is an ongoing debate about technology and its relationship with mental health, especially at work.

Q&A with Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Mental Health First Aid's head of people, wellbeing and equity

Head of people, wellbeing and equity at Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Ama Afrifa-Tchie talks to HR magazine editor Jo Gallacher about how HR can protect mental wellbeing as the country opens...

Sleep deprivation overlooked in mental health awareness

UK employees who overwork are damaging their sleep patterns and risking long-term poor mental health.

HR spends a third of time on mental health support for employees

HR managers now spend an average of almost a third (31%) of their time each month on mental health support for employees than before the pandemic.

Automation helped HR through stress of pandemic

New research has found 73% of HR professionals said automation helped them survive the heavy workload created by coronavirus.

Majority of employers to maintain or increase employee wellbeing spend after COVID-19

New light has been shed on employer actions when it comes to employee mental health.

Job seekers want employers that actively tackle burnout

Over half (56%) of UK businesses have improved their work culture to focus on wellbeing and flexibility since the start of the pandemic.

Why HR should include cancer screening as part of the employee benefits package

Many companies offer health and wellbeing perks to employees as part of their benefits package, as well as access to streamlined diagnostic pathways for those with cancer symptoms. But how many...

Healthy workers, healthy organisation? How a ‘sporty’ vision of leadership can harm wellbeing

A sporty senior leader in a multinational company, promoting a variety of athletic events and competitions to staff, rated employees from green to red to categorise their fitness. Meetings were held...

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Keeping connected in a hybrid workforce

The past 12 months have reshaped everything we thought we knew about connection. New rules of connection emerged that we needed to learn and old rules of connection we thought were unshakeable got...

Should stress be a reportable injury?

According to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) over 400,000 people suffer from stress-related illnesses at work each year, yet stress is not yet recognised as an occupational illness. Is it time this...

Employers not doing enough to combat presenteeism, says CIPD

The CIPD has urged employers to address high levels of presenteeism as it threatens to worsen the UK's ‘always on’ work culture.

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