Skip to main content
Category

Employee Wellbeing

Improving Employee Wellbeing for Blue Monday and Beyond

Taking Care of Employee Wellbeing to Tackle Blue Monday and Beyond

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

This year, Monday 16th January 2023 may be referred to as ‘Blue Monday’. What is the origin story behind the phenomenon, and how will it impact HR professionals’ understanding of workplace wellbeing throughout the year? It’s a brand-new year, and for many people following a refreshing break to recharge their batteries, this means an exciting, fresh new start. For others, however, this period can be one of the most downbeat in the calendar. Hence the phenomenon ‘Blue Monday’, referring to the third Monday of January which is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Blue Monday is often perceived…

Read More
While HR is busy looking after personnel, who looks after HR?

While HR is busy looking after personnel, who looks after HR?

By Employee Wellbeing, Human Resources, Management

Understanding human resources evolving role  HR professionals are the go-to people. For everything from a disagreement at work or discussing a change of circumstances to approving leave and building training programmes, they deal with it all.  They are challenged with hard decisions and often take on the brunt of employees’ problems. And a lot of the time, they do this behind the scenes with colleagues none the wiser. But whilst they are busy supporting everyone else, who supports HR?  Whilst this line of work has always been demanding, the pandemic and lockdowns took it to another level. Not only did…

Read More
HR's role when dealing with employee mental health in the workplace

HR’s role in managing employee mental health in the workplace

By Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

HR’s pivotal role when dealing with employee mental health in the workplace October marked ‘World Mental Health Day’, on 10th October, with an extremely important theme of ‘making mental health and well-being for all a global priority.’  The past few years have marked a significant turning point where mental health is no longer considered secondary to physical health. With one in four experiencing mental health problems at some point in their lives, and work being the biggest cause of stress and anxiety in people’s lives, it’s time to act.  It shouldn’t just be in tandem with a national day that…

Read More
What is workplace conflict?

What is workplace conflict?

By Employee Wellbeing

Workplace conflict can make coming into work uncomfortable and even downright unpleasant for both the employees involved in the conflict and those around them. However, it is almost inescapable, as individuals are bound to clash at some point or another. What form might that clash take, and how do you identify and resolve it quickly? In this post, our experts at Natural HR will answer these questions and more so that you are well equipped to identify and handle these situations. What are the 5 common types of workplace conflict? There are five common types of conflict in the workplace….

Read More
health and wellbeing in the workplace

Simple Ways To Support Your employee’s Health & Wellbeing

By Employee Wellbeing, Natural HR

Research by mental health charity, Mind found that 60% of employees say they’d feel further motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support their health and wellbeing in the workplace. Employee wellbeing describes both the physical and mental states of your team while they are at work. Physical wellbeing in the workplace could involve the temperature in the office, the ergonomics of their chair or their activity level. Mental wellbeing supports issues like stress, depression or anxiety. Given the amount of time employees spend at work, it…

Read More