Employee assistance programmes increasingly used for legal advice

More employees are using employee assistance programmes (EAPs) for legal advice rather than mental health, according to data from intermediary Towergate Health and Protection.

Work-related fatalities increased in 2023

Between April 2022 and March 2023, 135 workers lost their lives as a result of work-related accidents compared to 123 workers the year before, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE)...

HR needs to stop feeling the need to be superheroes

HR has changed almost unrecognisably in the 20 years since I started my career.

Psychological safety lessons from the LGBT+ community

Bringing your whole self to work isn't a new conversation. It is one we have been having for years within the LGBTQ+ community and behind closed doors in workplaces.

Does your organisation need dedicated health and wellbeing roles?

As workplaces expand the scope of their health and wellbeing strategies there has been a rise in roles dedicated to taking care of specific aspects of them, including as fertility officers and mental...

Making the right call on hybrid work

When hybrid working is done wrong, there are consequences: business suffers, and people leave.

Breastfeeding at work recommendations published by WHO

UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued a joint statement emphasising the need for greater breastfeeding support at work during World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2023).

Work is getting more intense, say over half of employees

Over half of workers (55%) feel work is getting more intense and demanding, according to a study from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Divorce policies: does your workplace need them?

In January, businesses including Tesco, PwC and Unilever partnered with the Positive Parenting Alliance (PPA) to promote support for colleagues going through divorce. But six months on, is it time for...

Abortion suggested to one in 61 pregnant women by bosses

New research has found one in 61 pregnant women said their boss had suggested they terminate their pregnancy, according to charity Pregnant Then Screwed (PTS).

Could term-time working be a positive solution for both employers and parents?

It is that time of year again when children are eagerly awaiting the long summer break from school and many working parents are faced with the nightmare of both trying to find suitable holiday...

'Reasonable' adjustments just aren't reasonable

Your current approach to responding to reasonable adjustments may be limiting rather than enabling your people.