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Local COVID-19 restrictions negatively affect working parents

Local COVID-19 restrictions negatively affect working parents

Last week (12th-16th October 2020), the Government announced tighter lockdown restrictions in the form of the tier systems, owing to rising cases of COVID-19 in the UK. Over the weekend, the capital city of London was upgraded to a Tier 2 level, meaning people are...

How can employers protect their workers’ mental health?

How can employers protect their workers’ mental health?

With Saturday 10th October 2020 being World Mental Health Day, HRreview asked the experts about how to ensure that employees and their mental health are supported during these unprecedented times.  According to research by Nuffield Health, COVID-19 has had a...

Juggling work and family during COVID-19: how employers can help

Juggling work and family during COVID-19: how employers can help

In HRreview's webinar on Thursday 8th October, experts discussed what employers could do to help support employees juggling work and family during COVID times. HRreview had the pleasure of being joined by an exert panel including Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought...

Ending of furlough scheme worries almost half of British employees

Ending of furlough scheme worries almost half of British employees

As the imminent deadline approaches for the end of the furlough scheme, new research finds that UK employees' mental health is being most impacted by financial troubles.  A new report conducted by My Online Therapy, a virtual psychology clinic, shows that almost seven...

How can AI improve mental health in the workplace?

How can AI improve mental health in the workplace?

A new study reveals that around three-quarters of employees state that artificial intelligence (AI) has improved their mental health and wellbeing at work. HRreview asks whether AI is the key to supporting employees. According to a new survey by Oracle and Workplace...

Mental health declines as employees juggle work and care duties

Mental health declines as employees juggle work and care duties

A new study reveals that almost half of all employees feel that their mental health has been impacted by the expectations of juggling work and care duties during the pandemic. New research by Hays, a company providing recruitment and HR services, demonstrates the...

COVID-19 causes almost half of under 25s to have lower goals for future

COVID-19 causes almost half of under 25s to have lower goals for future

Young people's hopes and goals for the future have been dampened by COVID-19 with almost half (44 per cent) expressing lower aspirations for the future as a result of the global pandemic.  As previously reported by HRreview, unemployment rates hit an all-time high due...

Coronavirus leaves seven in ten bosses struggling with mental health

Coronavirus leaves seven in ten bosses struggling with mental health

Due to COVID-19, seventy per cent of global executives report experiencing poor mental health.  According to Bupa's Executive Wellbeing Index, 72 per cent of senior executive and 70 per cent of global executives have experienced poor mental health due to the effects...

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Deborah Frost: Prioritising health and financial wellness

Deborah Frost: Prioritising health and financial wellness

“I know how worried people are…what everyone needs to know is we are doing everything we can to keep this country and our people healthy and financially secure”. This was the opening quote from the Chancellor as he delivered his March budget.  A budget that...

Dr Maranda Ridgway: Five tips to support expatriate wellbeing

Dr Maranda Ridgway: Five tips to support expatriate wellbeing

As more organisations extend their reach into the global market there is an increasing requirement for globally mobile professionals. It is becoming more commonplace that international experience is a pre-requisite for progression to senior management positions....

Neil Pattison: Why mental health and wellbeing must be on the agenda

Neil Pattison: Why mental health and wellbeing must be on the agenda

Behind their warm smiles and friendly demeanors, hospitality workers are often rushed off their feet. From busy lunch hours to non-stop weekends and all the excitement of the festive season, employees can feel the strain. While being under pressure is a normal part of...

Brendan Street: The UK’s unspoken epidemic, ‘Anxious Achievers’

Brendan Street: The UK’s unspoken epidemic, ‘Anxious Achievers’

The latest research suggests one in six adults experience symptoms of anxiety or depression every week, and this number is on the rise. As mental ill health continues to impact employees, we’re seeing a rise in a demographic coined ‘Anxious Achievers’ –...

Jonathan Gawthrop: Helping HR teams make the case for wellbeing

Jonathan Gawthrop: Helping HR teams make the case for wellbeing

Developments in employment law and health and safety regulations are changing the working environment, which in turn is improving the wellbeing of staff. However, there is also a wider understanding across industries that wellbeing is not only intrinsically linked to...

Simon Ashton: Achieving a well-rounded employee wellbeing strategy

Simon Ashton: Achieving a well-rounded employee wellbeing strategy

Stress at work is far from uncommon. Whether it’s an unmanageable workload, a work-life balance which is out of kilter or simply a lack of support from your superiors, stress can have negative effects on our mental health. With over 15.8 million sick days lost each...

James Herbert: Time for an awkward conversation?

James Herbert: Time for an awkward conversation?

Money. Mental health. Relationship troubles. These are the kind of subjects that make people squirm when it comes to talking about issues we’re facing. It’s an intrinsically British trait to hold a stiff upper lip and keep things bottled up instead opening up and...

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