Wellbeing

Could menstrual leave policies work in the UK?

Spain has announced reforms which will allow women to take up to three days menstrual leave per month, becoming the first European country to do so.

How National Grid helps field colleagues feel connected

During the pandemic there was a greater focus on a whole range of mental and physical health challenges, including this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme, loneliness.

Technology is not the solution to a bad culture

Employee engagement specialist Matt Phelan, co-founder and co-CEO of The Happiness Index, warns technology can never right the wrongs of a bad culture.

How can HR support employees experiencing loneliness?

The Mental Health Foundation found that during successive lockdowns, loneliness was almost three times that of pre-pandemic levels. As more of us return to old routines, including heading back to the...

Are we lonelier now than we were before the pandemic?

These past several years have been a testing time for many of us. We have found ourselves working more from home than ever in our careers, with the loss of social contact with our colleagues,...

UK employers outperforming the rest of the world on wellbeing

Employers across the UK are performing better than companies across the rest of the world in implementing wellbeing policies for workers.

UK is in a great motivation crisis

The leaking roof or the dripping shower? Which catches your attention first? There’s something inherently myopic about the way we often look at risk – we tend to focus on what is in front of us...

Technology with purpose

HR magazine's 2022 technology supplement looks at how HR can futureproof employees’ mental wellbeing, boost organisational sustainability and improve diversity 

The difference between checking in and micromanagement

Checking in on employee wellbeing has become crucial since the pandemic. But, from over-eager managers to intrusive leaders, where does the line between checking in and micromanagement lie?

Is mental health impacting turnover in your organisation?

For HR leaders seeking a better way to support their staff and protect the bottom line, it’s clear a more proactive approach to mental health is needed.

Insights

UK's approach to resilience and wellbeing not fit for purpose, say Lords

The UK’s current approach to resilience and wellbeing is not fit for purpose, according to a new Parliamentary report.

Pandemic highlights North/South divide in mental health

More people in the south of England have said their mental health has worsened since the start of the pandemic (46%) than those in the North (39%), however Southerners are more likely to take time off...