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draconian workplaces, mental health conditions

Why draconian workplaces are damaging mental health

Mental health has been a prominent topic in the UK media during 2019, and yet in the draconian workplace, it appears the struggle continues despite the high profile campaigns.
working carers

Enabling working carers

Caroline Day from Wellbeing Dynamics discusses her thoughts on enabling working carers to look after a loved one.
the evolving workplace

The evolving workplace: How the digital economy has expanded boundaries

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, EMEA MD SocialChorus explains the nature of the evolving workplace in terms of how the digital economy has expanded boundaries and driven a fundamental shift in the nature of business.
employee unhappiness

Is Smart Working contributing to employee unhappiness?

According to a survey by the Personal Group, there has been a 20% drop in workplace happiness over the past three years. Alison White, at PLACEmaking discusses if Smart Working has contributed to this.
Reducing inequalities in smart mobility

Women in transport: Reducing inequalities in smart mobility in Europe

Andree Woodcock, a Professor from Coventry University, tells us what we need to know about the H2020 TInnGO (Transport Innovation Gender Observatory) project that concerns the role of women in transport and the need to reduce inequalities in smart mobility.
sexual harassment, MeToo movement

Preventing workplace sexual harassment

The #MeToo movement has changed the cultural landscape and increased the need for employer focus on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
data protection rules, GDPR

The consistent application of data protection rules throughout the EU

Andrea Jelinek, Chair of European Data Protection Board, spoke to Open Access Government about data protection rules throughout the European Union, including the use of personal data during election campaigns.
NHS staff

Chancellor announces funding boost for frontline NHS staff

Chancellor Sajid Javid will announce a new multi-million-pound package of support to train and retain NHS staff as part of the Spending Round.
pension taxation

Guidance to reduce NHS pension taxation impact published

Guidance outlining measures that can be taken to reduce the impact of pension taxation on the NHS has been published by NHS Employers.
workplace mental health

Workplace mental health still misunderstood  

Workplace mental health is still seen as a taboo subject in many organisations and not enough is being done to reduce the long-standing stigma and discrimination, says Jill Mead, managing director at TalkOut.
biggest gender pay gap

Research reveals which UK city has the biggest gender pay gap

It was recently revealed that almost 8/10 UK companies still pay men more than women, new data released by Paymentsense shows which UK cities have the best and worst gender pay gaps.
mental health struggles

UK workers hide mental health struggles with fake physical illnesses

New research shows over half of employees who took mental health days faked a physical illness to explain their absence, despite stress from work souring relationships and sleep patterns for many.
inclusion and diversity

The importance of inclusion and diversity to the workplace

With inclusion and diversity continuing to be of importance to employees, Instant Offices gives a breakdown on how companies can be more responsible when it comes to key social issues.
looking for a new job

UK workers actively looking for a new job with more flexibility

More than a third of full-time workers in the UK are currently looking for a new job because they would like a role with greater flexibility, new research from KnowYourMoney.co.uk has revealed.
transform sick pay

Government urges employers to transform sick pay

Employers are being urged to transform support for disabled people and those on long-term sick leave under new government proposals.
enabling secure mobility

Enabling secure mobility in the public sector

David Critchley, Regional Director, UK&I, MobileIron, highlights the importance of enabling secure mobility after a Freedom of Information (FoI) request revealed how many mobile and laptop devices had been lost by staff from nine ministerial departments in 2018.
health and productivity

Flexible working vital for employee health and productivity 

Flexible working not only makes life more convenient for many Brits, but new research also shows that it can improve both health and productivity.
job success

Employee disabilities: How can adaptable workplaces improve your job success?

Helen Brady, Business Support Assistant at First Ark Group, discusses how her experience working for a supportive employer in a flexible workplace, whilst managing an impairment, helped with her job success.
healthcare workers

86% of healthcare workers say they need more mental health support

86% of healthcare workers say that the healthcare industry needs to do more to support the mental health of their staff who are invaluable to the country.
sugar binges

Oral Health Foundation calls for stress-free working environments to end sugar binges

With half of workers reporting feeling stressed in their jobs the Oral Health Foundation is calling on employers to do more to help combat stress to end sugar binges.

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