Retained EU Law Bill threatens workplace safety, unions say

Unions, employers and occupational health and safety bodies have written to the UK government to raise concerns that the Retained EU Law Bill will scrap key workplace safety protections.

Case study: Addleshaw Goddard coaches counsel in self-care

How the law firm teaches staff resilience to cope with mounting pressures. Beau Jackson reports

Chronic illness leaving employees £1,400 out of pocket

Having a new chronic physical illness cuts the average person’s annual earning by £1,400 according to a new report from thinktank, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). 

Brewdog introduces mental health and neurodiversity policies

Karen Bates, chief people officer of Brewdog, told HR magazine its new mental health and neurodiversity policies have created a safe space for staff.

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for menopausal women?

Menopause…I know. It’s been done to death. For those women suffering, it hasn't even started.

Wellbeing and sustainability challenges need to be tackled together

The interlink between climate change, people’s health and the health of the planet are increasingly being recognised, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) commenting that climate change is the...

Autism employment review launched by government

A new review designed to boost the employment prospects of autistic people was announced by the government on Sunday (2 March).

Long Covid leading to mistreatment, bullying and job loss

Employees with long Covid have been mistreated at work and one in seven (14%) have lost their job for related reasons, a new study has found.

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.