Human Resources

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Millions of us have experienced a mental health problem or know someone who is currently struggling. Laura Findlay takes a look at what managers and companies can do to promote mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

Zoom fatigue is an increasingly common issue for many of us. In an age of flexible work arrangements, businesses must work hard to safeguard the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees. Could the introduction of ‘Zoom-free’ days be the key reduce the stress caused by back-to-back virtual meetings?

An important update from Katherine Watkins on the latest guidance on Right to Work (RTW) checks.

Now that staff are getting settled back into work, attention now shifts to plans for improving office spaces. How likely are systems like hot-desking going to benefit businesses in the long-term?

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a significant increase in pet ownership in the UK. What are the pros and cons of having a pet? And, as we begin to return to the office, will businesses adopt pet-friendly policies?

How can a diverse and inclusive organisational culture help firms understand the needs of vulnerable customers and deliver business benefit?

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and Covid vaccines become increasingly available, the focus for many has shifted to thoughts and concerns employees may have around returning to the workplace.

Laura Findlay explains why having a good night’s sleep can improve productivity in the workplace and can improve employees’ mental health. What steps can employers take to let their staff ‘switch off’?

Employers may be predicting a sharp increase in employee requests for flexible working arrangements. Laura Findlay examines the benefits and barriers.

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