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  • Lockdown sees employees working harder than normal

    Date:
    12 February 2021

    More than half of UK employees say they they have been expected to work outside of regular working hours during lockdown, contributing to many people reporting some negative effects of burnout since home working began.

  • Five ways to prevent staff burnout during lockdown

    Date:
    22 January 2021

    Leaders can learn a lot about helping employees in times of stress by looking at how individuals approach problems. Using Kirton's Adaption-Innovation Theory, Dr Megan Seibel looks at five ways burnout can be prevented.

  • January blues? How to help employees speak up

    Date:
    18 January 2021

    Blue Monday might be a myth, but that doesn't mean employees' mental wellbeing should go off the radar, particularly with the pandemic challenges organisations continue to face.

  • Ethical dilemma: Can employers insist on COVID-19 vaccinations?

    Date:
    3 December 2020

    As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine receives approval from the UK medicines regulator, to what degree can employers insist that staff are vaccinated before returning to the workplace?

  • Building HR resilience during the coronavirus

    Date:
    30 November 2020

    HR has been on the frontline of organisational response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, meeting every challenge thrown its way. But there is concern among the HR community that the pressure being placed on them is putting their own health and wellbeing at risk. Graham Brown looks at how HR professionals can build their resilience levels during the current crisis.

  • How should HR handle a case of domestic abuse?

    Date:
    27 November 2020

    With soaring rates of calls to domestic abuse helplines throughout the Covid pandemic and coverage of the Johnny Depp vs The Sun trial, it is now becoming a key issue for HR. How should HR handle workers accused of domestic abuse? Maria Strauss explains.

  • Coronavirus: The HR challenges continue

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    After a period of relative stability, the number of COVID-19 cases is on an upward curve. Local lockdowns have been enforced and government guidelines are constantly changing, all of which presents new and ongoing challenges for HR.

  • Supporting neurodivergent staff in the post-lockdown workplace

    Date:
    31 July 2020

    Matthew Trerise and Angela Armstrong discuss the challenges neurodivergent people may experience when returning to the workplace post-lockdown, with practical tips on reintegrating employees.

  • Neurodiversity: The impact of lockdown and social isolation

    Date:
    4 May 2020

    Many of us are neurodivergent and HR always has to be aware of mental pressures people are being put under by the current crisis. Matthew Trerise and Dr Angela Armstrong discuss the challenges neurodivergent individuals may experience due to lockdown and social isolation, with tips on how to help manage them.

  • Financial wellbeing and the coronavirus crisis

    Date:
    21 April 2020

    HR will be aware of the financial problems many employees are facing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here are some steps that employers could take to help with short-term and long-term employee wellbeing.

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