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10 of the best free mental health resources to share with your employees

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Team

This Mental Health Awareness Week has a different feel to past years. For the most part, many of us are still in some form of lockdown, though the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel is drawing ever nearer. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is nature, promoting the positive impact that nature can have on our mental health. As employers, the way in which we approach employee mental health and wellbeing has been turned on its head. What your employees need from your health and wellbeing initiatives may well have changed too. Access to services…

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mental health first aider

What is a mental health first aider and do you need one?

By Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Team

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a “state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. One in four people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. The extra challenges and novel situations that the coronavirus pandemic has created have, for some, caused significant deterioration in mental health. A study by the mental health charity, Mind, found that more than half of adults…

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Reflecting on a year in lockdown: insights from 8 business leaders and HR professionals

By COVID-19, Employee Management, Team, Technology

As we reflect on an entire year of lockdown, restrictions and remote work; the British public as a whole has learned some valuable lessons – professionally and personally. Whether it is learning to cherish seeing family members and friends in person or the importance of good work/life balance, the last year has been a learning curve for us all. We asked the HR and business community to share their own reflections and learnings from the last 12 months. From reconsidering the need for a physical office to developing flexible working policies; our business and HR leaders have made a remarkable…

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Leadership transitions in a virtual world: Setting up for success in the first 100 days

Leadership transitions in a virtual world: Setting up for success in the first 100 days

By Employee Management, Recruitment, Team

The type of remote work insurgence COVID-19 ushered in was never intended to be permanent – it was a crisis response. Prior to the pandemic, it was estimated that just 2.9% of the world’s workforce operated from home permanently, compared to the 88% since national lockdowns were imposed. Remote working has caused companies to rethink – to tweak, test and improve existing formulas for a more favourable outcome. The sudden shift to distributed work has highlighted the importance and unique challenges of integrating new talent into the business – where adapting through ‘osmosis’ is no longer feasible. With the current…

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working from home

Is working from home the future?

By COVID-19, Team

For many, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has rested on one question: Can I work from home or do I have to be in the workplace? National lockdowns, employees shielding or self-isolating, has pushed tens of millions of workers around the globe to work from home. As businesses were forced to embrace the workforce experiment that had struggled to become mainstream before COVID-19 hit, by April 2020, 86% of those working from home were doing so because of the pandemic. In some sectors, remote work was fairly common – even in a pre-COVID world. In some, however, it is…

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