National suicide prevention strategy highlights employers' role

The government has launched a five-year plan which aims to prevent suicide and self harm in England, detailing the role of employers, emergency services and online safety.

MHFA England calls on employers to end suicide stigma

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England has called on employers to help end the silence and stigma around discussing suicide at work to help improve suicide prevention.

HR sleep worse than most occupations, study finds

HR (34%) and retail (32%) professionals are least likely of all industries to say they have good sleep, a new study from Nuffield Health has found.

Support hidden health conditions to combat soaring absence

Managers must help employees with hidden health conditions come forward for support – before they become too sick to work.

A Different Slant: Making light work of the employee experience

The rise of AI, hybrid work arrangements and working for societal good makes the case for making work lighter, argues David Spencer

Employee assistance programmes increasingly used for legal advice

More employees are using employee assistance programmes (EAPs) for legal advice rather than mental health, according to data from intermediary Towergate Health and Protection.

Work-related fatalities increased in 2023

Between April 2022 and March 2023, 135 workers lost their lives as a result of work-related accidents compared to 123 workers the year before, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE)...

HR needs to stop feeling the need to be superheroes

HR has changed almost unrecognisably in the 20 years since I started my career.

Psychological safety lessons from the LGBT+ community

Bringing your whole self to work isn't a new conversation. It is one we have been having for years within the LGBTQ+ community and behind closed doors in workplaces.

Does your organisation need dedicated health and wellbeing roles?

As workplaces expand the scope of their health and wellbeing strategies there has been a rise in roles dedicated to taking care of specific aspects of them, including as fertility officers and mental...

Making the right call on hybrid work

When hybrid working is done wrong, there are consequences: business suffers, and people leave.

Breastfeeding at work recommendations published by WHO

UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued a joint statement emphasising the need for greater breastfeeding support at work during World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2023).