Coronavirus return to work u-turn causes mental health concerns for HR

The UK government is now advising office workers to work from home again where possible following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases across the country.

Majority of employees set to carry over annual leave into 2021

?Over two-thirds (67%) of full-time employees are planning to roll at least one day of annual leave into their next holiday period, according to new research from personal finance comparison website...

Coronavirus school routine costing parents two working days each month

Due to coronavirus safety measures, parents are spending an extra 46 minutes on average every day preparing their children for school according to new research from Vita Health Group.

New lockdown restrictions in England: how will the workforce be affected?

New lockdown restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus begin today in England. Deemed the 'rule of six' government guidance has reduced the number of people who can meet socially to six in a...

HR needs more autonomy to support employee financial wellbeing

?The majority (88%) of employers have said that upper management could do more to promote the financial wellbeing of their employees, and HR’s autonomy to act on the issue could be the answer.

Charity launches Everyone's Business Advice Line amid rise in domestic abuse

?A new employer advice line has been launched following an increase in the number of people seeking support for domestic abuse throughout coronavirus.

How HR can support working parents

As children head back to school in England and Wales this week and the government insists workers should be heading back to the office, we consider how HR can make the transition a little easier.

Coronavirus job crisis impacting young workers' mental health

Furlough and unemployment are having a significant negative impact on the mental health of 18 to 24-year olds, says new analysis from the Health Foundation.

Company wellbeing cannot just be an HR issue

Recent statistics from the ONS revealed that occurrences of depression in the UK had doubled since the start of the year. Our Divided Together report found that one of the key places this is being...

COVID-19 challenges faced by overseas employees

?Managing an international workforce during COVID-19 has added an extra layer of challenges due to the ever-shifting rules and regulations to contain the spread of the virus. It’s important that...

How to support employees with increasing health anxiety

With clinical levels of health anxiety on the rise, employers need to consider how best to support those who are scared of getting sick.

More support needed for employees with drug and alcohol misuse

One in five employers are failing to offer support for employees dealing with drug and alcohol misuse.