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Employee wellbeing in 2021

What does employee wellbeing look like in 2021? 10 HR and business leaders tell all

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing

The past year has turned everything we thought about the future of work on its head. HR leaders across the globe navigate a return to the office, the introduction of hybrid working models and the changing needs of employees. In a year where the way companies treated their people was under more scrutiny than ever before, the priorities of every HR department changed and workload increased significantly. Companies were, and continue to be, measured by how they prioritised the needs of their people. In this article, we talk to 10 HR and business leaders who share the ways in which…

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pandemic burnout

Ask an expert: how can HR help employees to manage pandemic burnout?

By COVID-19, Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Natural HR

During the pandemic, continued periods of isolation, loneliness and social distancing have led 60% of people in the UK to find it hard to stay positive on a daily basis than before the pandemic. The rise of ‘pandemic burnout’ has left large swathes of employees feeling worn out and struggling to cope. Recognising and supporting employees through any period of pandemic burnout is an increasingly novel challenge many leaders face, HR especially. As such, we are delighted to welcome burnout expert, mental health at work trainer and qualified executive and leadership coach, Katie Phillips to the Natural HR blog today…

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Mental health in the workplace: 6 HR professionals and business leaders share their approach

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health

All employers have a duty of care which means they must do all they reasonably can to safeguard their employees’ health, wellbeing and safety when they are at work. This includes routine health and safety measures in the workplace but also includes safeguarding employee mental health. Research by leading mental health charity, Mind, found that at least 1 in 6 employees experience mental health problems, including anxiety and depression. Given that work is often one of the biggest causes of stress in our lives, many HR professionals are now prioritising improving and supporting employee mental health and wellbeing in the…

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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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health and wellbeing in the workplace

14 simple ways to support health and wellbeing in the workplace

By Employee Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing

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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