Offer menopause support or risk discrimination claims, says new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance on menopause for employers.

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.

LGBTQ+ employees have lower wellbeing at work, report reveals

LGBTQ+ people have a significantly lower wellbeing at work than heterosexual employees, a report by WorkL revealed.

Are auto-enrolment saving schemes a good idea?

The government should introduce auto-enrolment (AE) saving schemes to help more people save, the Resolution Foundation has urged.

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...

The legal implications of software surveillance

In the aftermath of Covid-19, with more employees home working than ever before, it is perhaps unsurprising that there has been an increase in the implementation of software surveillance.

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.

Neurodiversity and PIPs: Dropping the mask

Are performance improvement plans (PIPs) a fair way to communicate expectations, or a failure of inclusivity? Millicent Machell investigates.

How to tend to the needs of the long-term sick

With economic inactivity due to long-term sickness hitting record levels, HR has a critical role in improving health, wellbeing, talent and business outcomes, writes Dan Cave

CIPD Wellbeing at Work Conference: What you missed

The HR magazine team headed to the CIPD’s Wellbeing at Work Conference to round up the hottest topics in wellbeing.

How to address silent burnout among frontline workers 

The new year sees many people take on new habits or ways of life. They want to get fit, or take a round-the-world trip, or maybe they want to go for a promotion at work or get a new job. In some...

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....