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David Price: Supporting an employee in returning to work after leave due to mental health

Supporting an employee in returning to work after leave due to mental health Returning to work for an employee who has been suffering from mental health issues can be an extremely daunting and terrifying prospect. They may feel apprehensive about how the workplace has changed, what their colleagues may think and how they will cope…

Peace and goodwill? Work stress peaks for many in December

Do you believe in peace and goodwill and this most wonderful time of the year? Well good on you, you’re just, just about in the majority. Apparently quite a few of us don’t see Christmas as the most wonderful time of the year. In fact, according to new research, 42 percent  say December is one of the most stressful months of the year. Balancing work and family life and the rush to take holidays before the year apparently piles on the pressure, the new research from MetLife Employee Benefits shows.

CIPD calls on Political Parties to improve work “in all it’s forms”

The CIPD has today published its ‘Manifesto for Work,’ a call to the UK’s political parties to focus on the key issues facing employers and the workforce in the run up to the General Election 2015. The professional body for HR and people development believes a sustainable recovery and successful future economic performance is dependent…

Workplace optimism at highest level for seven years

Consumer confidence has reached its highest level in almost seven years as economic optimism among British workers increases, new figures from YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research suggest. The research shows marked year-on-year improvements in the number of employees receiving pay rises, bonuses and promotions as well as the number of people…

The more education young people have, the more willing they are to work for free

Half (49%) of all young people are willing to work for free to get on the jobs ladder, according to a unique research project from recruitment experts Adecco looking into Britain’s youth unemployment crisis. The survey of 16-24 years olds across the UK found that almost half (47%) of all young people will do any…

New study proves that productivity is linked to happiness

Some firms say they care about the well-being and ‘happiness’ of their employees. But are such claims hype, or scientific good sense? A team of economists from University of Warwick, UK, and IZA Bonn, Germany have conducted an experiment to find out. They have found evidence that happiness makes people more productive. In three different…

Death of my daughter made me examine my work/life balance, says Pia Webb

You recently published a self-help book, ‘Improve your own quality of life’, which aims to improve employee wellbeing and work-life balance. What motivated you to write the book? Firstly, if it wasn´t for our first born daughter Lilly (who died during delivery in 2006), Webbs Quality of Life Model would never have been created. That made…