Health and wellbeing

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?

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.

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.

Health and wellbeing: why prevention is the best strategy for success

Poor health can have an impact on a range of issues faced by employees. But there are steps you can take to make things better.

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NHS England encourages employers to adopt its menopause guidance

NHS England has launched new, transferable guidance to help women through menopause at work.

Channel 4 launches fertility support policies for workers

Broadcaster Channel 4 has partnered with fertility testing service Hertility to introduce reproductive health and hormone testing to its employees.

Making unlimited holiday work

Unlimited holiday is a very contentious issue. If you’re on LinkedIn a lot, like I am, you’ll see lots of people extolling unlimited holidays as the best thing since sliced bread, and an equal number...

UK businesses neglecting work-related suicides

Businesses in the UK aren't doing enough to prevent work-related suicides, according to the Hazards Campaign ahead of World Suicide Prevention day on 10 September.

How I got here: Jay Chowdhury, Vattenfall

Jay Chowdhury, HR director, operations at power company Vattenfall shares her tips for a successful career in HR.

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Employee asked to wear period sticker shows need for workplace boundaries

A cafe owner in Australia has caused controversy after asking female employees to wear red stickers to show when they are on their period.