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...

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...

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.

How can HR leaders help manage psychological stress in the workplace?

The physical health and safety of workers has been an ever-increasing priority for UK industries ever since the introduction of the Factories Act of 1833.

Avanti West Coast under fire for menopause gift bags

Avanti West Coast has faced criticism after its employee support group offered staff a gift bag that rail union representatives described as demeaning and insulting.

Could mobile minimalism solve digital burnout?

If burnout – characterised by the World Health Organisation as exhaustion, job negativity or cynicism, and reduced professional efficacy – is acknowledged as an occupational phenomenon, a rapidly...

Commercial manager wins unfair dismissal tribunal after ‘size of a house’ comment

Hayley Thomas won her claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination after she was subjected to a hostile and unwelcoming environment following absence for mental illness.

The missing pieces of mental health first aid

Mental health first aid (MHFA) training has been rolled out in many workplaces across the UK, but without holistic wellbeing support, businesses could be missing crucial pieces to the puzzle....

Employee mental health: an international problem with a local solution

Supporting mental health is generally understood in the UK to be a key element in employee health and wellbeing. However, attitudes towards mental health differ around the world.

Beating the blues: boosting employee activity during January 

For those working in sectors that are fortunate to be able to ‘wind down’ during the festive period, remotivating the workforce may seem like an up-hill struggle as January is commonly...

Burnout affects a fifth of UK employees as long-term sick hits record high

Research from Mental Health UK found that 20% of workers needed to take time off work due to stress in the past year as long-term sickness absence reaches a record high.