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Health and wellbeing

A third of employers do not offer early parenthood support

Nearly two thirds (63%) of employers say they offer early parenthood support, according to new research leaving those employers who don’t, extremely vulnerable to losing staff to other more family-friendly organisations at the point their staff become parents.
Health and wellbeing

1 in 3 employees aren’t comfortable discussing issues at work

Over a third of the nation’s employees don’t feel comfortable opening up about their mental health issues and concerns to anyone at work, a new survey shows.
Health and wellbeing

Almost 70% of employees are stressed in the workplace

A recent survey has revealed that the majority of people in full-time employment are experiencing high levels of burnout due to work-related stress and pressures.
UK office workers are putting in overtime hours every single day
Health and wellbeing

UK workers demand better work-life balance from employers as 43% say they regularly work overtime

New research shows almost half of UK employees demand flexibility (47%) and commitment to providing a work-life (41%) balance from their employers.
Pretending we can be 'happy' all the time is not good for mental health.
Health and wellbeing

Pretending we can be ‘happy’ all the time is not good for mental health

Kate Flowerdew reviews four simple pillars to help strategic thinking when crafting a wellbeing strategy that works, for you, for the team and for the business overall.
Employees are hiding money worries at work.
Health and wellbeing

Research shows nearly two in three employees are ‘just getting by financially’

65% of employees find their saving habits leave them feeling financially exposed, while more than one in four (28%) feel their finances control their lives
Office workers demand action against loneliness
Health and wellbeing

Three quarters of office workers demand action against loneliness

New research shows nearly three-quarters of office workers (73%) are calling on employers to address loneliness among those working flexibly.
Mental heath in the workplace
Health and wellbeing

One in six UK workers are worried that revealing their mental health concerns could result in job loss

New research reveals increasing issues around reporting employee wellness whilst hybrid working, as 95% of UK employees feel that their company doesn’t do enough to identify and support those with mental health concerns. One in six UK employees feel worried that raising mental health concerns with their company could put them at risk of losing …

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Burning candle on table in darkness
Health and wellbeingWorkplace culture

3/4 of employers support extending paid bereavement leave

Three quarters (75%) of employers support extending Jack’s Law to allow employees experiencing any close family bereavement to take paid time off, research from the CIPD finds. 
6 ways to avoid HR burnout in 2022
Health and wellbeingHR strategy

6 ways to avoid HR burnout in 2022

Burnout can look different for everyone. For many, it will present in ways that make you feel exhausted and overworked.
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