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The clear link between mental health and absenteeism

he Covid-19 pandemic has not only had a dramatic effect on how people are working, it’s also having a huge impact on people’s mental health. How can employers better support their worforce?

Contributor: Adrian Lewis, Director - Activ Absence | Published: 13 October 2020

How fintech supports employees’ financial wellbeing journey

According to research conducted by Cushon, more than two-thirds (69%) of employees say that financial worries have a negative impact on their mental health.[1] Clearly this has a knock-on effect on their work and productivity levels. Previous research[2] also found that 88% of HR managers feel it is a company’s responsibility to look after their employees’ financial wellbeing.

Contributor: Ben Hollingdale | Published: 12 October 2020

How is COVID-19 impacting on how leaders are adapting for the future?

THE TEAM at a leading UK learning and development consultancy says the business environment is vastly different from the one we knew before the Coronavirus pandemic (September, 2020).

Contributor: Lauren O’Brien, Behavioural Consultant - Adaptis Limited | Published: 11 October 2020

Nuclear industry women leaders collaborate with IAEA on gender-balance

Following discussion within IAEA General conference, nuclear industry women leaders announced start of collaboration with the IAEA on gender-balanced human resources strategies. Details about this project and its foundation are attached. Please let us know if you have any additional comments or requests for information.

Contributor: Tatiana Terentyeva, Chief Human Resources Officer - Rosatom | Published: 10 October 2020

Covid-19 is transforming career priorities to more ethical jobs

Covid-19 has dramatically shifted UK worker priorities with professionals turning towards more socially-conscious employers including the Environment Agency and Oxfam, according to a survey of more than 23,000 people by employer branding specialist, Universum.

Contributor: Steve Ward, Director - Universum UK | Published: 9 October 2020

Domestic Abuse and home working: new guidance highlights vital employer role

Farrer & Co’s full Domestic Abuse Guidance for Employers can be accessed online. It is aimed at employers of all sizes and across sectors who are committed to creating safe workplaces and protecting their workers from all forms of abuse, and includes case study examples of senior employees affected by domestic abuse, who were able to receive help from their employers.

Contributor: Maria Strauss - Farrer & Co | Published: 8 October 2020


Holiday plans scrapped by most business owners

Over the next year, nearly three quarters of SME owners expect to take fewer than 5 days of holiday as they contend with the challenges created by the coronavirus crisis

Contributor: Niamh Keys, Head of People - iwoca | Published: 8 October 2020

Space to socially distance rated most important by employees

In contrast to trends pre-pandemic, new research from global workspace broker, First Office Hub, shows that workers want space to socially distance and easy-to-clean offices above amenities such as gyms, pool tables and free booze when they look to return to the office.

Contributor: Mike Smith - First Office Hub | Published: 8 October 2020