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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Insights

What you may have missed from day two of CIPD Ace 2023

The HR magazine team were in Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference (Ace) this week. Here’s are some insights from day two.

HR must do more for those experiencing baby loss

Around one in four pregnancies will, sadly, end in a loss.

Should HR leaders be concerned about an epidemic of loneliness?

In March 2020 most of the world’s city centres and offices emptied amidst mandatory lockdowns. But when restrictions eased, and offices reopened many employees did not rush back to their desks.

Impression management: the silent culprit in our mental health crisis

Data speaks volumes, and it all points to the significant mental health crisis that looms over our workplaces and society at large.

Most UK managers feel unable to offer adjustments for cancer

Under half (47%) of line managers said they would be able to offer support to colleagues with cancer with reasonable adjustments in their workplace, according to a new study exclusive to HR magazine.

Neurodiversity tribunals continue to rise

In 2022, 102 employment tribunals included claims of neurodiversity discrimination, according to employment law firm, Fox & Partners.

Employers have more menopause support than they realise

Employers may well have more support for menopause than they realise, according to Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for group risk protection.

Zurich introduces sense maps for inclusive offices

Insurance firm Zurich UK has created sensory maps for each of its sites showing levels of temperature, noise, smells and foot traffic around the workspace to help employees choose where to work...

Bed bugs in the office: should HR be worried?

As fears heighten that Paris’ bedbug problem is spreading to London, employers can take precautions to make sure offices do not become a breeding ground for the critters.