Work-related stress leading to employee physical pain

A majority (82%) of UK workers have said they suffer from physical pain due to their stress levels at work, according to new research.

Fit notes for sick employees hit record high

The NHS issued 10.4 million fit notes in 2022, a record high.

Line managers able to spot signs of poor mental health

A majority (67%) of line managers know how to spot early warning signs of poor mental wellbeing, according to new research.

Cost of living crisis has changed culture in SMEs

Almost all (99%) SMEs have said they have noticed behavioural changes across their team as a result of financial constraints in the last six months.

What could a mental health first aid law look like… and do we need one?

Not for the first time, MPs in the House of Commons are debating a potential new law that could make it a legal requirement for all businesses in the UK to provide access to mental health first aid...

Health and Wellbeing at Work: day two roundup

The Health and Wellbeing at Work event is back for its 17th year at Birmingham’s NEC. Here, HR magazine provides a roundup of some of the key takeaways from day two.

Sunday scaries caused by blurred work/life boundaries

The effects of 'Sunday night blues' have intensified for media professionals due to an increase in remote working, according to a new study.

Health and Wellbeing at Work: day one roundup

The Health and Wellbeing at Work event is back for its 17th year at Birmingham’s NEC. Here HR magazine provides a roundup of some of the key takeaways from day one.

Three ways to avoid ‘wellbeing washing’ in the workplace

‘Wellbeing washing’ has been getting an increasing focus in the business world. But is it a fair description of what’s really happening in mental health and wellbeing in workplaces?

What Nordic culture teaches us about happiness at work

A recent survey by Indeed revealed that more than a third of UK workers are unhappy in their jobs. This doesn’t sound like the much-heralded future of work.

Pandemic gives rise to abuse of retail workers

Retail workers have experienced a rise in violence and abuse aimed at them since the Covid-19 pandemic, according to latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Half the world will be overweight by 2035

The World Obesity Federation has warned that more than half the world’s population, 4 billion people, will be classed as overweight or obese by 2035, if current trends continue.