Editor's message: Good employee health and wellbeing practices improve productivity and increase morale. Investing in employee wellbeing can also boost an organisation’s profile, helping it to recruit and retain high-calibre staff.
Occupational health and wellbeing is therefore about more than managing injuries sustained in the workplace or dealing with illness experienced during working hours. The Government and employers now advocate an holistic approach, in which the employer takes measures to improve the way in which work is organised and manages both the physical and psychological aspects of the job.
Organisations increasingly offer a broad range of initiatives to employees that address both physical and mental health needs. These range from free eye tests and workstation assessments, to employee assistance programmes and the provision of mental health first-aiders.
Sarah Byrne, HR practice editor
Letter to employees highlighting how to look after their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Updated to flag up that this letter can be used to highlight the role that mental health first-aiders can play during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Helen Rice-Burchall outlines the steps employers can take to support employees experiencing symptoms of the menopause.
Practical guidance on supporting employees experiencing the menopause, including how symptoms can affect employees at work, managing absence and performance issues and ensuring that working conditions do not exacerbate menopausal symptoms.
Updated to include a case study about how one organisation introduced a workplace ISA to help its employees get on the housing ladder.
OVO Energy talks to XpertHR about its approach to financial wellbeing and how it is helping its young workforce to save the money they need to buy their first house.
In this webinar, employee benefits and pensions consultant Maggie Williams demystifies financial wellbeing.
Two-thirds of employees do not feel comfortable talking about their finances at work, despite a fifth struggling to make ends meet.
BBA Aviation talks to XpertHR about introducing an improved employee assistance scheme, appointing a network of trained mental health first-aiders, and training line managers to speak to their team if they spot signs of a mental health problem.
Banning staff from accessing emails outside office hours could harm their wellbeing rather than improve work-life balance, a study from the University of Sussex has claimed.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to occupational health and wellbeing.