Health

What COVID means for unvaccinated workers

As the UK government continues its push for vaccinations as the first line of defence against COVID-19, questions have risen about what lies ahead for the country’s unvaccinated population.

Workload revealed as top cause of work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2021

Workload pressures, including including tight deadlines, too much responsibility and a lack of managerial support, was the main cause of reported stress, depression and anxiety for 2021. 

Managers should encourage exercise breaks at work, researchers say

Managers should encourage desk workers to be more active by planning two minute exercise breaks into the work day, University of Essex researchers have found.

12 months of 2021: October

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

CIPD calls for Statutory Sick Pay reform

The CIPD has said that the UK’s Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is broken, and a majority of employers agree it needs to be increased.

What an Omicron Plan B means for businesses

Yesterday the British government announced that England will be moving to Plan B due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

Should HR be concerned about the new Omicron COVID variant?

Six cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found in Scotland, and several countries, including parts of South Africa, have been added to the UK’s red list for international travel.

Should employers pay for HRT to help with menopause?

Many going through menopause find their symptoms affect their work, yet hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could offer a potential solution.

Working with Cancer: a guidebook for HR

A cancer diagnosis, either personally or of a loved one, is likely to affect every single one of us at some point in our lifetimes, yet the subject remains a taboo in the workplace.

Insights

Employees encouraged to adopt mindfulness practices to improve wellbeing

A simple movement-based programme which encourages mindfulness while exercising has been shown to drastically increase workers’ mental wellbeing compared with exercising alone.

How employers can help the rise in psychosis referrals

There was a 75% rise in the number of people referred to mental health services for suspected psychosis between April 2019 and April 2021 according to new data from the NHS.

Avoiding the pitfalls of ISO 45003 for psychological health, safety and wellbeing at work

We have to applaud the release of ISO 45003, the first global standard on psychological health, safety and wellbeing at work.