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COVID-19 | Majority of employers to maintain or increase employee wellbeing spend after COVID-19

New light has been shed on employer actions when it comes to employee mental health.

Wellbeing | Three ways to re-frame employee engagement

For the past year we have all been on the receiving end of a constant stream of bad news, change and uncertainty. Psychologists are now speaking of mass trauma – a sense that our 'life pillars' have...

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Wellbeing | Why HR should include cancer screening as part of the employee benefits package

Many companies offer health and wellbeing perks to employees as part of their benefits package, as well as access to streamlined diagnostic pathways for those with cancer symptoms. But how many...

Wellbeing | Healthy workers, healthy organisation? How a ‘sporty’ vision of leadership can harm wellbeing

A sporty senior leader in a multinational company, promoting a variety of athletic events and competitions to staff, rated employees from green to red to categorise their fitness. Meetings were held...

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Organisational design | Smashing the silos between HR and other business departments

From the start of the pandemic in March 2020, almost half of the UK working population worked from home. One year later, the roadmap out of lockdown is well underway, with vaccines rolling out at an...

Leadership | Open-door policy has had a makeover - let’s keep it that way

There is no doubt spring is upon us. The birdsong is that little louder and, for the briefest of moments this month, sunshine even created a warm feeling across my face. The changing of the weather...

HR myths | HR isn’t the enemy

HR is like marmite. People love it or they hate it, and everybody seems to have an opinion about human resources either way. 

AI | Do digital co-workers bully and discriminate?

TUC research has concluded it’s more than likely - rather than a way of reducing discrimination and unconscious bias in the workplace, the use of ‘objective’ non-human artificial intelligence (AI) has...

Wellbeing | A stress risk assessment could transform the workplace

Stress is the scourge of the modern workplace, but if coronavirus has taught us anything it’s that necessity is still the mother of invention.

Organisational design | How to make hybrid working ‘work’

Like a flick of a light switch the world of work forever changed last year when employees were uprooted from their offices to remote working environments.

Culture | The impact of separatism on organisational culture

The mood of separation prevails as we continue to experience consequences of Brexit up and down the country.

Zoom interviews | Video killed the diversity and inclusion star

Despite all the rhetoric, the world seems to be getting worse when it comes to removing bias from our workplaces, levelling the playing field for all employees and improving diversity, equity and...