Health and wellbeing
A recent TV special highlighting the challenges of menopause showed the difficulties faced by many women around "brain fog" at work. Kathy Abernethy looks at how employers can support female employees to thrive through education and awareness.
MPs and peers have pressed for long Covid to be classified as an occupational disease, which could give those suffering with it grounds for a compensation claim. But this might not be a straightforward decision for the government to make, writes Vanessa James, who suggests how employers can support staff with long Covid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the lockdown in the UK continues, employees are coming to terms with several more weeks of being confined to their homes, or facing the risk of going to work. Sheila Attwood looks at what HR is doing to help employees maintain good mental health and wellbeing.
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.
Regular communications, mental health first-aiders, employee assistance programmes and online resources all have an important part to play in employers' efforts to support their employees' mental health during the current crisis.
We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.
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