Health & Wellbeing

Financial worries fuel rise in mental heath issues

10 Oct 2023 | Management-Issues

On World Mental Health Day, here are some simple initiatives to help support mental wellness in the workplace.

Stress and financial pressure undermine employee well-being

05 Oct 2023 | Management-Issues

Amid financial pressures and budget cuts, more than a third of workers in the UK have experiencing adverse effects from job-related stress.

Most employees have an unhealthy relationship with work

21 Sep 2023 | Management-Issues

A study across 12 countries reveals that many employees feel their relationship with work is at a breaking point, to the detriment of their mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Two-thirds of UK employees lack connection and belonging in their jobs

19 Sep 2023 | Management-Issues

Over two thirds of employees in the UK don't feel a sense of connection and belonging at work and almost a quarter often find work a lonely experience.

Are we neglecting managers in the new world of work?

15 Sep 2023 | Marco Favaloro

With many managers struggling at a personal level in the new world of hybrid work, organisations need to offer additional support to build healthy workplace relationships.

Employees demand more support for staff undergoing fertility treatment

14 Sep 2023 | Management-Issues

One in five UK workers undergoing fertility treatment have quit their job due to the way they were treated, new research has found.

Talking about mental health

02 Feb 2023 | Therese Procter

How can people in managerial roles listen, understand and support team members who open up about mental health issues?

Financial stress and employee wellbeing

21 Oct 2022 | Harry Bliss

With the cost-of-living crisis set to continue for the foreseeable future, supporting employees with their financial wellbeing must be a top priority for every employer.

Can employers demand staff take a COVID-19 test?

18 Aug 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Could a compulsory Covid-19 test become part of our regular working routine? In this Q&A, we ask two UK lawyers about the complex legal issues employers need to consider.

Boost morale with a virtual event

27 Jul 2020 | Craig Bulow

Even if summer away-days and team-building events are off the agenda for the moment, there are still ways you can boost your teamís wellbeing and morale with in-person events that you can do remotely.

Will employment litigation derail recovery?

15 May 2020 | Alan Jenkins

Itís all very well governments wanting to get people back to work. But if employers risk litigation or prosecution if staff contract COVID-19, many will conclude that it simply isnít worth the risk of re-opening.

Mental wellbeing for leaders and managers

06 May 2020 | Christine Macdonald

Working in a leadership or management role can be trying at the best of times. But in the uncertain period we find ourselves in at present, the pressures can sometimes seem overwhelming.

Employee wellness falling by the wayside

28 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Most businesses are failing to look after employee wellness while they work from home during the coronavirus lockdown, according to new research.

The aches and pains of homeworking

23 Apr 2020 | Nicola Hunt

Half of those now working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are experiencing physical pain due to poor home office set-ups, a new survey has found.

The best gift this Christmas

23 Dec 2019 | Wayne Turmel

Want to do something nice for your team this holiday season? How about helping them do nothing at all - or at the very least, a bit less - even if you have to enforce it strenuously.

We all need proper vacations

30 Jul 2019 | Peter Vajda

We've said it before and we'll say it again. Everyone needs a proper holiday. Taking real time out from work is a non-negotiable necessity if we're to to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul.

Trust: the corporate wellness initiative of the future

07 Jan 2019 | Manfred Kets De Vries

The wellness industry argues that it is making people feel much happier and healthier and companies invest billions every year to create wellness experiences for their employees. But do these initiatives make any tangible difference, or are they a passing fad?

The Business of Sleep

23 Jul 2018 | Management-Issues

Talking about sleep with Vicki Culpin, author of "The Business of Sleep", who has spent nearly 20 years researching the effects of reduced sleep and its relationship with productivity, employee wellbeing and effectiveness.

Relaxing while flying

03 Apr 2018 | Duane Dike

Each time I get in a plane, I sit back and relax, because there not much else to do. What Iím getting to here is we have to learn to relax - and also learn how to separate work from non-work.

All present and correct?

07 Dec 2015 | Dominic Irvine

The one thing worse than absenteeism is presenteeism. Not only does it cost business more than absenteeism, but what does it say about your culture if people feel that they have to struggle into work when theyíre unwell?