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Employee mental health: how can technology help?

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2020 has been a year like no other. As we saw 2019 out, raised our glasses to a new year, new opportunities and expectation; little did we know what 2020 would bring. The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 one of the most challenging years this generation will (hopefully) ever face. From job security fears, money worries and anxiety to the impact of lockdown, social distancing and the loss of loved ones: the coronavirus has had a knock-on effect on our mental health as a nation. The mental health of the British public is suffering in this time of uncertainty, changing…

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14 simple ways to support health and wellbeing in the workplace

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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…

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Using HR software to support your employees H&W

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Now, more than ever, the health and wellbeing of your workforce is considered one of the most crucial elements towards a successful company and let’s not forget, it’s also morally imperative. After all, happy employees are going to, in turn, be more efficient and productive, so it begs the question:,why aren’t more businesses finding new, innovative ways to enhance their health and wellbeing strategy? According to Mates In Mind, sickness absence costs companies £8.4 billion every year, but presenteeism is a more costly issue, accounting for 1.5 times the cost of absenteeism.  In other words, if your only focus is…

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How HR can lead their workforce through the coronavirus outbreak 

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Originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to emerge around the globe. Since the outbreak first erupted, there have been 53 new cases identified, and still rising within the United Kingdom. Following this distressing news, the UK Chief Medical Officers have increased the risk to the public from low to moderate. England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, stated if the outbreak intensifies, it may be appropriate to close schools and stop mass gatherings of people for “probably more than two months”. With this news in the public domain and experts believing that the number of…

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Sickness absence - mental health in the workplace

Sickness absence: Mental health in the workplace

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In 2019, research by The Mental Health Foundation uncovered an alarming 70 million working days are lost each year in the workplace due to mental health problems, costing UK employers a staggering £2.4 billion per year. Now, more than ever, mental health issues are a pinnacle talking point in the HR space, and it’s widely supported that these issues are the leading cause of sickness absence. Taking steps towards managing sickness absence with compassion has never been an easy fleet for HR, even more so if recurring patterns suggest an employee is not genuinely suffering. Although a sensitive subject, is…

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