With an estimated one in eight workers living in poverty and many employees feeling the squeeze of below-inflation pay awards, how can HR support them to make the best of their money, asks Steve Herbert?
Proposed changes by the Conservatives could see people with shorter-term mental health issues protected by disability discrimination laws.
One-third of UK workers (32%) say that remote access to work means they cannot switch off in their personal time, according to research.
With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.
It is time for businesses to consider the impact of "digital overload" on wellbeing, performance and work-life balance, says Anna Kotwinski, digital wellbeing director of Shine Offline, a company set up to help people manage their use of technology.
Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.
Rapid technological advancements are transforming working patterns and increasing stress and anxiety levels. Resilience training can help, explains Mandy Rutter, psychologist and head of resilience services at Validium, a provider of psychological health services.
Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee risk manager is part of the solution, argues Andrew Woolnough, value propositions director at Willis Employee Benefits.
John Bracken and Nancy Goldman-Edwards are trainee solicitors and Chris McAvoy, Lucy Sorell and Rachael Wake are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
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