58% of UK wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager about mental health issues.
May16

58% of UK wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager about mental health issues.

A shocking amount of UK workers have little faith in their employer’s ability to support issues such as mental health, stress and anxiety, a study by CIPD course providers, DPG Plc., has found.   The study found that a worrying 85% of UK workers thought that there was a stigma attached to mental health issues and stress in the workplace. This may be the root cause for the 58% that wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager if they...

Read More
Stress is the main reason for absence, shows research from GRiD
Apr25

Stress is the main reason for absence, shows research from GRiD

Stress, and stress-inducing situations, are the main causes of short-term absence (i.e. up to 26 weeks) according to research* from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group protection sector. Home and family issues account for one in five short-term absences; dealing with childcare issues accounts for nearly as many absences at 17 per cent; and dealing with eldercare issues accounts for one in ten absences.  ...

Read More
CABA launches first ever whitepaper to advise employers on how to boost the wellbeing of their workforce
Nov09

CABA launches first ever whitepaper to advise employers on how to boost the wellbeing of their workforce

CABA, the charity that supports the wellbeing of chartered accountants, has today announced the official launch of its first ever whitepaper: The importance of holistic health and wellbeing at work. The whitepaper addresses wellbeing concerns of businesses of all sizes, and provides recommendations on how best to boost the wellbeing of employees across a range of industries, including: small businesses, non-profits, migrant-labour...

Read More
Bullying Rife In British Workplaces As 75% Encounter Beastly Behaviour
Oct23

Bullying Rife In British Workplaces As 75% Encounter Beastly Behaviour

THREE in four British employees say they’ve witnessed bullying in their workplace, according to shocking new research. Workplace Bullying is mistreatment in the form of humiliating and intimidating conduct, such as gossiping about colleagues, excluding them from activities or name-calling – and in severe cases, work sabotage. And it appears that the beastly behaviour is rife in firms across the nation.     According to new stats from...

Read More
Study Reveals Shift In HR Priorities Surrounding Employee Retention
Oct23

Study Reveals Shift In HR Priorities Surrounding Employee Retention

Employee engagement has been named as a priority for 94% of HR professionals over the coming year, a study from HR technology specialist, Access Group, has revealed.   Seen as a key weapon in the fight for top talent, more companies are now recognising the importance of wellbeing in the workplace. Three-quarters of respondents said their company now had, or was planning to roll out, a wellbeing strategy this year – an increase of 32%...

Read More
Focus Wellbeing Ltd launch offers Resilience Training – the key to workplace wellbeing and improved bottom line
Oct17

Focus Wellbeing Ltd launch offers Resilience Training – the key to workplace wellbeing and improved bottom line

  New company, Focus Wellbeing Ltd, has officially launched at the height of World Mental Health Week, offering businesses and organisations resilience training, mental health therapy, wellbeing solutions and executive coaching. Focus Wellbeing Ltd is committed to offering training provided only by counsellors and psychotherapists affiliated to British accrediting bodies, many of whom are NHS-trained and have lectured at universities...

Read More
Are you guilty of any of the top 10 most irritating colleague habits?
Sep12

Are you guilty of any of the top 10 most irritating colleague habits?

Bad odours are a no-no in the office, annoying 62% of British workers. – Communication issues, such as being interrupted in meetings, irritates 71%. – Colleagues gossiping about co-workers annoys a fifth of British employees. Brits spend on average 1,740 hours in the office each year; that’s 76,360 hours across a lifetime! Therefore, it’s very important we get on well with our colleagues, whether it be civil or close...

Read More
How good managers can improve mental health in the workplace
Aug16

How good managers can improve mental health in the workplace

As mental illness at work is becoming a growing concern for employers, AXA PPP healthcare share strategies to help employers identify symptoms of mental health issues, and the steps they can take in their workplaces to reduce stress levels and improve the mental wellbeing of their staff. Mental health problems are increasingly impacting the workplace, with one in four people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year. This...

Read More