Wellbeing

Amazon dismisses union’s health and safety claims

Ambulance call-outs to Amazon warehouses have surged by 46% in the run-up to Black Friday, as holiday shopping increases the pressure on staff.

How valuable are sabbaticals?

The current talent shortage means boards, management and HR departments need to come up with new policies, benefits and employment packages that are relevant for the post-COVID era – particularly for...

Are we missing opportunities to support empty-nesters?

With universities at long last offering in-person learning once again, and record university applications following two disrupted years, more Brits than ever have become empty-nesters.

Soaring cost of living prompts calls for financial support for employees

Yesterday’s eye-watering inflation figures – showing the biggest rise in the cost of living for nearly 10 years – have seen renewed calls for employers to do more to support the financial wellbeing of...

How can HR support employees’ right to switch off?

The pandemic blurred the lines between work and personal life like never before. Overnight our homes became our offices and switching off at the end of the working day became increasingly difficult.

Should employers pay for HRT to help with menopause?

Many going through menopause find their symptoms affect their work, yet hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could offer a potential solution.

Workforce wellbeing: why it’s time for employers to put their heads together

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched almost every area of our lives and given rise to countless new pressures and concerns. Many have worried about their health and that of their loved ones, their...

Google searches of 'signs of burnout' increase by over 200%

There has been a 221% spike in searches for signs of burnout in the last three months, according to Google search data.

Five ways HR can ensure health and safety in the workplace

Although health and safety at work has not always covered employee mental health and wellbeing, it now needs to. Every UK business has a duty of care to look after the health and safety of their...

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What would a COVID Plan B mean for employers?

While the government has not yet publicly suggested any move to ‘Plan B,’ experts from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies...

Employees encouraged to adopt mindfulness practices to improve wellbeing

A simple movement-based programme which encourages mindfulness while exercising has been shown to drastically increase workers’ mental wellbeing compared with exercising alone.

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