Raising awareness of HIE

As an HR professional, I have supported many employees as they have navigated through difficult, childbirth-related situations that have understandably impacted their work.

How HR can help inform guidance to support employees who have cancer

When sharing her cancer diagnosis, the Princess of Wales highlighted the value of work for her wellbeing. Employers need to better prepare for and manage employees working with cancer.

MPs call for sick pay boost

Statutory sick pay (SSP) is failing to provide enough support for those who most need financial help when ill; it should be increased and made more widely available, MPs said last week (28 March).

HR leaders see mental health absences rise, report shows

Nearly half (49%) of HR leaders reported seeing an increase in mental health absences, a report by mental wellbeing platform Headspace has revealed.

How to jointly tackle employee mental and musculoskeletal health

Supporting the mental and musculoskeletal (MSK) health of their workforce should be a top priority for all employers. Together, these conditions are the leading causes of workplace absence, and...

Mental health awareness could be "going too far": HR responds

Britain’s approach to mental health is at risk of going too far, the work and pensions secretary, Mel Stride, warned yesterday (21 March).

Why loneliness is the next health epidemic and how adapting workspaces can help

There’s a new global health threat on the scene. The World Health Organisation declared loneliness a pressing global health threat last November, and it’s a threat with mortality effects equivalent to...

Loneliness leads to high mental health risk for 33% of employees, report shows

A third of UK workers have a high mental health risk driven by loneliness, a report by healthcare provider Telus Health has found. 

How increasing globalisation in the workplace is changing the role of HR managers

As the world becomes increasingly globalised, we find ourselves working together but separately in a large yet small, digitally-connected world. The unexpected events of the last few years, notably...

Health and Wellbeing at Work: Day two round-up

The Health and Wellbeing at Work exhibition and conference continued yesterday (13 March), at Birmingham’s NEC.

HR Most Influential Podcast 3.3: Siding against stress with Rachel Lewis

The HR Most Influential Podcast’s third episode of series three has gone live, with renowned occupational psychologist and professor Rachel Lewis examining how HR leaders can take the initiative...

HR Most Influential Podcast 3.3: Siding Against Stress with Rachel Lewis

Renowned occupational psychologist and professor Rachel Lewis joins the podcast to examine how HR leaders can take the initiative against stress.