Wellbeing

Echo mental health pandemic calls for wellbeing change

COVID-19 and the imminent ‘echo pandemic’ in mental health means companies must overhaul their wellbeing programmes to focus on greater engagement and culture change.

How wellbeing initiatives have boosted employee engagement post-pandemic

The uptake in employee wellbeing initiatives has increased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and does not appear to be slowing down.

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UK company rolls out period-friendly HR policies

As research finds women would be more likely to want to work for a company that has a period-friendly policy in place, Intimina UK aims to empower employees throughout their menstrual cycle

Increased automation drives employee mental health concerns

Employees feel anxious about various factors of automation, including pressures to be 'always on' and changes to their roles

Workers holding multiple temporary roles

?More than one in 10 (12%) workers in the UK have multiple jobs and consider temporary work as their main role, according to research from Reed

Quarter of employees suffer bullying or discrimination at work

Employers should introduce policies to protect employees from bullying and discrimination based on gender, age or sexual orientation

Less than half of employers provide financial education

Businesses aren't doing enough around financial education in the workplace, meaning they could be missing out on opportunities to improve productivity, wellbeing and staff retention

Staff cancelling doctor's appointments for work

Access to digital healthcare services could help staff balance work and their wellbeing, but experts warn that ill health is often related to workplace stress and emphasise the importance of allowing...

Mindfulness misused as a 'quick fix' for workplace stress

Workplace mindfulness could be doing more harm than good, according to research from Durham University Business School

Calls for shorter City trader working hours welcomed

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced it is considering cutting 90 minutes off the trading day in a bid to improve worker mental health and attract more women and working parents to the...

Four ways to strategically focus on employee wellbeing

At the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition speakers throughout day one explained how they are focusing on employee wellbeing in a values-driven strategic way

Winter wellbeing: Top tips for supporting employees

Employers must be aware that this time of year can present wellbeing challenges including financial pressures, burnout due to extra socialising, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)