Dear HR haters: A response to the Telegraph

On 11 December, The Telegraph published an article which asked if HR’s transformation from ‘corporate backwater’ to ‘a powerful force’ was largely responsible for the UK’s stubbornly low productivity...

How to support employees in cancer remission

A cancer diagnosis can be one of the single most traumatic life events faced by a person. Yet what is less widely acknowledged is the far-reaching, ongoing physical and emotional impacts of cancer.

Work notifications ruining family time for younger workers

Increased work notifications are disrupting employees' time with loved ones, according to technology company RingCentral.

Hot topic: When is drug testing fair?

Athletes, police officers and members of the armed forces have historically been drug tested, but employers in other sectors are beginning to follow the practice. When is it fair to ask employees to...

Most businesses are suffering from Long Covid

Organisations are trying to put Covid-19 in the rear-view mirror, but the aftereffects of such a turbulent business period – lack of clarity, fatigue over change, anxiety about redundancy – are still...

What are employers' duties in cold weather?

As temperatures plummet below zero and the Met Office predicts snow, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says HR teams should review their cold weather policies.

Poor workplace training leading to fatalities

There is a clear correlation between workplace fatalities and training provisions, according to new research from software company Cloud Assess.

Navigating the mental health maze: the corporate world's new challenge

Although you won’t see government ministers doing daily TV briefings about it, we are currently in a ‘second pandemic’. This time, though, its effect is mostly mental, rather than physical.

Thousands of unpaid carers leaving the workplace

Workers are leaving employment in their thousands due to the demands of unpaid care, according to research from Carers UK.

Work-related stress guidance published as sickness rates increase

Stress, depression and anxiety made up half of all work-related ill health in the past year, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

How should you support employees with a terminal illness?

New guidance has been published on workplace policies and practices to support employees with a terminal illness from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Marie Curie.

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