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Workplace wellness

Do workplace romances work?

February 13, 2024

Via: HR Dive

Jim and Pam. David and Patrick. Ben and Leslie. Workplace romances work on the TV screen, but do they hold up in real life? Among employees who have returned to the office, 29% of the 1,448 surveyed by ResumeBuilder.com this […]


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Why Obesity’s Stigma Stands in the Way of Treatment and Care

January 30, 2024

Via: HR Hero

“Eat less and exercise more.” “Change your behavior and you’ll lose weight.” “It’s all in your head.” “It’s your lack of willpower.” “You’re selfish and lazy.” This is what people with obesity often hear from the media, friends, family and […]


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Home working could spark rise in loneliness

January 24, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

The flexible workspace provider analysed figures from the Office for National Statistics on office location and home working, predicting that 1.6 million people could be at risk from loneliness by 2025. Self-employed workers unsurprisingly make up the bulk of those […]


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Mental ill health: UK at risk of becoming a ‘burnt-out nation’

January 23, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

he poll of more than 2,000 people for the charity Mental Health UK found one in five workers needed to take time off work because of poor mental ill health caused by pressure or stress in the past year. The […]


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Long Covid: Being vaccinated ‘consistently’ reduces risk, study finds

January 22, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

A study funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has found that vaccination against Covid-19 consistently reduced the risk of lingering long-term symptoms. Researchers from the University of Oxford and Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, and […]


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The pros and cons of the WorkWell scheme

January 19, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

Launched in November, the government’s WorkWell rehabilitation and return-to-work pilots are designed to foster a healthier and more supportive work environment. At its heart, the WorkWell scheme aims seamlessly to integrate local employment and health support for individuals with disabilities […]


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65% of employees say they experienced burnout in 2023

January 2, 2024

Via: HR Dive

About 65% of employees said they suffered from burnout last year, according to a Dec. 18 report from isolved, a human resource management system. Employee burnout has decreased somewhat compared to 2022, according to the report, but it’s still heavily […]


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4 Strategies for Managing Employee Stress During the Holidays

December 26, 2023

Via: HR Hero

The holidays are a time for joy, celebration, parties and potlucks in the office. But for some employees, this time can also be accompanied by stress and anxiety due to end-of-year reports, annual reviews and general burnout. Employers – especially […]


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Fostering Employee Well-Being: The Catalyst for Organizational Success

December 18, 2023

Via: HR Hero

As we marked World Mental Health Day in early October, it’s essential to shine a light on the role that employee well-being plays in creating a healthier, happier, and more productive workplace. As the war for talent rages on, it’s […]


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How to spot and tackle imposter syndrome in the workplace

December 6, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

Half of all UK adults have experienced imposter syndrome at work, and employers aren’t doing enough to tackle the issue. Imposter syndrome needs to be brought into the spotlight in workplace conversations, says Jill Whittaker, Managing Director of The Executive […]


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Aligning Workplace Culture with Employee Mental Health: 6 Steps to Success

October 30, 2023

Via: SHRM

Last year, nearly all HR professionals (94 percent) believed organizations could improve workplace mental health through the provision of benefits, according to SHRM’s Mental Health in America: A 2022 Workplace Report. But today, workers and experts are saying benefits and […]


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Call for ‘national mental health plan’ for England

September 29, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

That is the conclusion of a report from the Centre for Mental Health, representing more than 30 charities, which has argued for a 10-year cross-governmental strategy to prevent mental ill health, including more focused investment in better mental health services. […]


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Addressing Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing in Remote Settings

September 26, 2023

Via: HR Hero

The ability to work remotely has been a big boon for both employees and organizations. COVID-19 accelerated experiences in working virtually for a significant portion of the workforce. But, while the digital age has powered the ability to work remotely, […]


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What Is Job Insecurity?

September 15, 2023

Via: Spark

Job insecurity can affect your employees’ engagement levels, job satisfaction and even their performance. As the ADP Research Institute (ADPRI) People at Work 2023 report indicates, employees continue to rank job security second as an important job quality, with 43 […]


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Coworking Spaces Can Help Prevent Employee Loneliness, Isolation

September 14, 2023

Via: SHRM

Research shows that loneliness is a growing problem for working Americans, and the seismic shift toward working from home may be making the problem worse. The solution for many of these employees is not a return to the office—they tend […]


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Toxic work environments: How can HR better protect employees?

September 13, 2023

Via: HRD America

Workplace toxicity was in the spotlight once again after allegations arose against talk show host Jimmy Fallon. A Rolling Stone investigation reported that two current and 14 former employees of NBC’s The Tonight Show spoke out about toxic workplace culture. […]


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What to do when a worker refuses to give proof of COVID-19 vaccine status

September 5, 2023

Via: HRD America

In a recent case, an ex-employee sued her former employer under the Confidentiality of Medical Information Act. She alleged unauthorized use of her medical information and discrimination due to her refusal to authorize release of such information. The plaintiff in […]


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HR’s post-pandemic wellbeing yet to bounce back

August 7, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

The company worked with Monash Business School on a three-year research project which found that in 2020, just as the pandemic began, 45% of HR workers felt equipped to manage their own work and life demands. This figure dropped in […]


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More intense working fuelling burnout

July 24, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

More than half of workers (55%) reported that work had become more intense and demanding, according to survey for the union body. The poll of 2,198 workers also found three in five (61%) say they feel exhausted at the end […]


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Remove Invisible Burdens That Are Holding Your Employees Back

June 27, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Sometimes the causes of stress and burnout are obvious. A looming deadline, a sick child, or financial insecurity can all add to a person’s mental health burden. But there are other elements of our daily lives that affect mental well-being […]