Employee wellbeing

How to tackle the cost of working crisis

Employers want the UK government to prioritise financial support for new workers, according to a survey conducted in March by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) in collaboration with...

Mental health days: do they work?

Employees of the Chinese supermarket chain Pang Dong Lai have been offered up to 10 days of “unhappiness leave”, The Guardian reported. Should UK businesses offer a similar benefit?

"EAPs are essential. Abandoning them puts workers' wellbeing at risk"

The inability of employee assistance programmes (EAPs) to meet massive increases in demand for mental health support – counselling in particular – without going fully digital or EAP-by-app, is a real...

Progression stunted by lack of women's health support

One in four women feel that their career progression has been halted by a lack of support for women’s health at work, a survey has revealed.

Mental health awareness could be "going too far": HR responds

Britain’s approach to mental health is at risk of going too far, the work and pensions secretary, Mel Stride, warned yesterday (21 March).

Why loneliness is the next health epidemic and how adapting workspaces can help

There’s a new global health threat on the scene. The World Health Organisation declared loneliness a pressing global health threat last November, and it’s a threat with mortality effects equivalent to...

Health and Wellbeing at Work: Day one round-up

The HR magazine team has been chairing the Best Place to Work seminar stream at this year’s Health and Wellbeing at Work show, which began yesterday (12 March), at Birmingham’s NEC.

Four-day week continued by most trial participants

The largest global trial of the four-day work week has been deemed a success, as 89% of participating companies have continued adopting the practice a year on, research has showed.

Employers fail to meet increased demand for financial support, research reveals

Employers are underestimating employees’ need for financial support during the cost of living crisis, new research has found.

Half of neurodivergent employees don’t feel supported at work

More than half of neurodivergent employees don’t feel that their organisation (52%) or team (54%) is open or supportive enough to discuss neurodiversity, research by the CIPD revealed.

LGBTQ+ employees have lower wellbeing at work, report reveals

LGBTQ+ people have a significantly lower wellbeing at work than heterosexual employees, a report by WorkL revealed.

Could mobile minimalism solve digital burnout?

If burnout – characterised by the World Health Organisation as exhaustion, job negativity or cynicism, and reduced professional efficacy – is acknowledged as an occupational phenomenon, a rapidly...