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Wellbeing | Insurance policies and EAPs for workplace mental health are outdated: it’s time to revamp our approach

Mental health in the workplace has, thankfully, risen higher up the agenda in recent years, with HR and business leaders recognising the positive impact happy employees have on the organisation....

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Parent flexibility | Why now is the time to support working dads

A year of homeworking and school closures has transformed fatherhood. Perceived barriers to remote and flexible working have been obliterated.

Culture change | Mental health lessons from the pandemic must become part of workplace culture

It feels as though a dark cloud is lifting as the UK’s lockdown rules ease and we head towards summer.

HR Tech | How technology can be used to protect and enhance mental wellbeing

There is an ongoing debate about technology and its relationship with mental health, especially at work.

Leadership | A self-fulfilling prophecy may be the difference between success and failure

Leaders and employees' self-fulfilling prophecies could be a determining factor in how a business coped during lockdown and how they will go forward during potential continued uncertainty and...

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Employment law | Why changes to interim relief could be a costly business for HR

The recent case of Steer v Stormsure has caused a stir in employment law and HR because it has potential to significantly expand the scope of interim relief applications to allow them in...

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Technology | Josh Bersin's 2021 HR technology trends

If the pandemic made HR the centre of attention of the board for the first time, it also radically changed the HR tech marketplace, and for good.

Employment law | Workplace training – getting it right

The recent case of 'Allay v Gehlen' in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) shines the spotlight on workplace training. Training is done for various reasons –including because it is a legal...

Risk | Why employee resilience is the future of work

We have discussed resilience at work but mostly from the perspective of leadership. What we haven’t discussed enough is the resilience required of employees to deal with the challenges they face and...

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...