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Bumble and KPMG give staff time off to avoid burnout

Bumble and KPMG give staff time off to avoid burnout

Companies are providing staff with paid time off in order to avoid and remedy burnout, with dating app Bumble and professional services network KPMG instating this policy.  Staff at Bumble, consisting of around 700 employees worldwide, have been given a week's paid...

Staff being forced back into office despite work from home order

Staff being forced back into office despite work from home order

The TUC has warned that almost 10 per cent of staff are being made to return to the office prematurely - despite the Government's guidance stating that everyone who can work from home must do so.  New research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) finds that employers...

Brewdog staff pen open letter alleging toxic company culture

Brewdog staff pen open letter alleging toxic company culture

Ex-employees of the beer firm BrewDog have penned an open letter, sharing their negative experiences at the company and the alleged atmosphere of fear created.   In this collective letter, former employees of the firm have put forward allegations of the negative...

UK workers experienced significant health damage due to pandemic

UK workers experienced significant health damage due to pandemic

Over half of workers globally and two-fifths in the UK have faced a significant impact on their health during the pandemic.  According to recent Gartner research, the health of the global workforce has been strained as a result of COVID-19. Gartner studied this impact...

UK workers experienced significant health damage due to pandemic

HR professionals in the UK at higher risk of burnout and isolation

Compared to the global average, HR professionals in the UK have been shown to be struggling - leaving many in a worse position than when the pandemic began.  According to new research by Culture Amp, an employee experience platform, many HR professionals are feeling...

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Ama-Afrifa Tchie: Has COVID-19 been a workplace equaliser?

Ama-Afrifa Tchie: Has COVID-19 been a workplace equaliser?

Over the past year, with more people working remotely, many of us have had a greater insight into our colleagues' home lives than we could have ever anticipated. However, while we may see young children pottering into view and cats tapping across keyboards in Zoom...

Simon Blake: WFH one year on – What’s the mental health impact?

Simon Blake: WFH one year on – What’s the mental health impact?

It has been a very long year in so many ways. Organisations have had to transform both what they do and how they do it. We have asked a lot of people and they have responded with commitment and determination. One of the most significant shifts has been the requirement...

Tracey Taylor-Huckfield: Managing Grief in the Workplace

Tracey Taylor-Huckfield: Managing Grief in the Workplace

As a key part of our economic and social lives, workplaces can be critical sources of support for employees who have experienced bereavement. However, business leaders and those in management positions are not always aware of the need to provide effective assistance...

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