Co-op launches fertility leave policy for 60,000 employees

Co-op has rolled out its new fertility treatment policies for employees and their partners who are going through the process.

Redundancy fear leads women to hide IVF from employers

More than half (58%) of women don't disclose their IVF treatment to their employers out of fear for losing their jobs.

Legal pitfalls of the four-day working week

Employers considering a four-day working week should give careful thought as to how it is implemented in practice.

Early-career HR professionals struggling more with mental health

Less experienced HR professionals are struggling more with their mental health than more experienced practitioners, according to research from the CIPD.

How HR can make better use of new WHO mental health guidelines

There’s no doubt, the new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines are a milestone. At last, a bold and bracing statement of the challenge facing the world: there is no health without mental health,...

Employers need to have fresh conversations about flexible working practices

Hybrid working is here to stay, but many organisations are still trying to apply old work practices to a new working model. Leaders and their teams need to reimagine their work, considering what is...

Government commits £6 million to disability support platform

The government has laid out plans to launch a £6.4 million online service designed to help employers better support disabled people and those with health conditions at work.

Six things to consider when creating menopause guidance

Menopause is why some people leave the workforce. What can businesses do to retain and attract this important talent pool?

Shifting the balance in women's health: why we're finally talking about it

Opening up about the menopause has started a sea-change for women’s health at work, but what will be its legacy effect?

Samaritans releases workplace support programmes for World Mental Health Day

Mental health support charity Samaritans has updated its range of Samaritans Training and Engagement Programmes (STEP) courses, in time for World Mental Health Day (10 October).

Loss of experience in workplace raises safety concerns

A loss of older and experienced workers is leading employees to feel less safe at work, according to a new report from Draeger Safety UK.

Long-term sick workers reach record 2.5 million

Businesses have a duty of care to all their employees, as the total number of workers in the UK dealing with long-term sickness reached a record high 2.5 million by July 2022.