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Organisations are failing to deliver on workplace promises

While 83 percent of all companies in the post-pandemic era are confident they’ve found the right balance in terms of people-first work models like hybrid or remote working, the reality is different altogether.

Contributor: Veit Siegenheim, Avanade’s Modern Workplace - Avanade | Published: 20 May 2022

Can calling someone bald be considered sexual harassment?

Mr Finn claimed that the comment was sexual harassment because his being bald was directly tied to being a man as men are more likely to experience baldness than women.

Contributor: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 20 May 2022

Seven tips to combat loneliness at work

Even if in a bustling workplace, employees could still be experiencing loneliness or supporting someone who is facing it.  People can find it difficult to admit they are lonely and to access the right support, so it’s important employers understand the impacts of loneliness. Being aware of loneliness and putting support in place to help can make a powerful difference to individuals and the organisation.

Contributor: Mark Fosh, Director, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing | Published: 19 May 2022

Time to tackle sexual harassment in hospitality

Fresh measures to deal with sexual harassment in hospitality businesses have been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and UKHospitality.

Contributor: Kate Palmer - Peninsula UK | Published: 19 May 2022

The shifting influences on benefits design

The research, conducted with REBA members and subscribers representing 1.2 million employees, reveals: 60% of employers’ benefits strategies are not aligned with business goals; 90% of employers will make changes to their benefits design over the next two years; 46% of businesses plan to increase benefit spend in next two years; and 85% of employers will be offering further personalisation of benefits by 2024

Contributor: Matthew Gregson, Executive Director UK Corporate - Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing | Published: 18 May 2022

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Workers worried about financial cost of returning to the office

With the survey of 1,000 UK knowledge workers revealing over 7 in 10 (73%) employees have experienced burnout in the past year, only 38% feel their workplace values their mental health, and 32% are working more hours overtime, there’s an urgent need for businesses to shift approach - from offering flexibility to adopting the right technology.

Contributor: Chris Mills, Head of Customer Success EMEA - Slack | Published: 17 May 2022

International employers face ‘great resignation’ on a global scale

The great resignation is not just an issue for the UK, it is a phenomenon happening around the world. With more flexibility than ever in the way employees work, employers must keep pace in terms of the health and wellbeing support they offer if they are to retain talent on a global basis.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, Head of International - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 17 May 2022

When managers make mental health issues worse

Businesses must stop paying lip service to mental health support in the workplace by creating a robust, discreet, flexible and remotely-accessible mental health support strategy, the CEO of HIVE360 has warned.

Contributor: David McCormack - hive360 | Published: 16 May 2022

Bad management in remote working taking its toll

Visier is the recognised global leader in people analytics and workforce planning.  Founded in 2010 by the pioneers of business intelligence, Visier focuses on what matters to business leaders: answering the right questions, even the ones a person might not know to ask. Questions that shape business strategy, provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business outcomes through workforce optimization. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC with offices and team members worldwide, Visier has 12,000 customers in 75 countries around the world, including enterprises like Adobe, BASF, Bridgestone, Electronic Arts, McKesson, Merck KGaA, Uber and more.

Contributor: Daniel Mason, VP EMEA - Visier | Published: 16 May 2022