Commentary and analysis

All items: Mental health

  • Pregnancy loss: Supporting employees affected by termination for medical reasons

    Date:
    19 May 2021

    Pregnancy loss charities have welcomed recent initiatives by some employers to offer paid time off to employees affected by miscarriage or stillbirth. One form of pregnancy loss that is rarely talked about, however, is termination for medical reasons. Jane Fisher takes us through the specific difficulties that can arise and how employers can help.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Coronavirus: How HR can help after the death of an employee

    Date:
    9 April 2020

    When an employee dies, HR needs to ensure that the news is communicated sensitively and managers support their teams as they grieve. This will be more difficult than ever during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Jo Faragher shares some expert guidance.

  • We're living in capsules now, but let's take the positives

    Date:
    9 April 2020

    In the first in a series of posts about living and working at home, dealing with the challenges and conflicts that may occur, Professor Binna Kandola finds that the "capsule environment" can be a positive experience, one we will look back on with pride.

  • Coronavirus: Ensuring the wellbeing of those still at work

    Date:
    9 April 2020

    For many key workers, homeworking is not an option. Graham Brown looks at how employers are attempting to keep those people who still need to go in to work healthy and engaged during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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