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Planning a return to the office? Here’s how HR software can help

By | COVID-19, Employee Management, Employee Wellbeing, HR Software

This week has seen the UK edge ever closer to a return to some semblance of normality. Our beloved pubs have reopened outdoors alongside gyms, non-essential retail and most outdoor attractions and settings. With our next step out of lockdown due no sooner than the 17th May, many people continue to work from home. Government advice remains encouraging to work from home where possible with a suggestion that this guidance may change upon a review of social distancing measures. There are little under five weeks until this next review which may dictate a change for many employees that are currently…

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Superscript employee engagement

How Superscript is keeping employees connected: an interview with their people team

By | COVID-19, Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

As we come to the end of another week working from home, there is an air of cautious optimism spreading throughout the country. Provisional dates for the reopening of entire sectors have been marked on calendars as we tentatively make plans for the return of some normality. And yet, as we pine for the return of life as we knew it; millions of us are still working from our living rooms, and for some, it is still novel. For those that are new to the world of remote work, those that have started jobs in lockdown or even for the…

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How Perkbox is keeping employees connected: an interview with their Chief People Officer

By | Employee Engagement, Employee Wellbeing

With nearly 15 million of us still working from home, keeping employees connected while we are physically apart has become one of the most crucial tasks for HR leaders across the country. While some businesses may have been largely remote in a time before these prolonged periods of lockdown and able to readily adapt to working from home, others may have found it another hurdle in an already challenging year. In our quest to find out exactly how HR leaders across the nation are achieving connectedness and engagement, we were lucky enough to interview Mona Akiki, who is the Chief…

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Why mental health must be on your HR agenda 2021

Why mental health must be on your HR agenda in 2021

By | Employee Wellbeing, Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Foundation, more than eight in ten (82%) of UK adults have experienced stress because of COVID-19. A further 42% of employees wish to experience less anxiety at work during 2021. Although the world has unashamedly drawn the curtain on 2020, there is no denying the year was full of mental health worries, isolation and loneliness. To combat this, HR leaders will need to integrate new ways of promoting and supporting good mental health in the workplace while eliminating the challenges caused over the past year. But with the mental health landscape changing enormously in recent…

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employee burnout in law firms

What is employee burnout and how can you prevent it in your law firm?

By | Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

The legal profession is one synonymous with high-intensity, stressful and often emotionally charged situations. The industry’s leading mental health and wellbeing charity, LawCare revealed that the most common reason for calls to their helpline is often stress and a feeling of being burned out. And yet, the driven, perfectionist nature of our legal professionals often means that reaching out for help or support when experiencing the signs of stress or burn out is overlooked amid fears of appearing ‘weak’. As they strive to remain in control of high-pressure situations; legal professionals are among the most prone to stress and often,…

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