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Alarming burnout symptoms employers should look out for

With a whole host of causes, including the cost of living crisis, Dr Anne Lepetit, Medical Director at Cigna International has identified five major symptoms of burnout that employers should watch out for, as part of the healthcare provider’s movement to reduce burnout in the workplace.

Contributor: Anne Lepetit, Medical Director, Cigna | Published: 17 January 2023

Levels of EAP usage have hit new highs

The average usage figure among UK employers has now topped 12%, compared with 11.4% last year (and the typical average from previous years of 10.4%).

Contributor: Eugene Farrell, Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA UK) | Published: 17 January 2023

Ignore people’s values and watch attrition spike

New research has revealed that a business’s values are now the most important consideration to employees. A devastating 58% of employees who don't feel their current employer shares their values are considering leaving in the next 12 months.

Contributor: Tobin Murphy-Coles - Amba | Published: 16 January 2023

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How to turn blue mondays into happy mondays

It’s time to take action – we simply cannot continue doing things the same way. Our statistics indicate that the UK is sitting on a mental health time bomb just waiting to go off. Organisations need to address the topic of mental health head-on in 2023, rather than simply buying into the stigma.

Contributor: Bertrand Stern-Gillet, CEO at Health Assured | Published: 16 January 2023

Shift to “anywhere” work has made connection harder

Simpplr, the leading AI-powered employee experience platform today released the results of its Anywhere Work 2023 Employee Experience Survey Report . The survey asked HR executives of organizations with more than 500 employees about their ability to effectively communicate, connect, and engage with their employees who work anywhere.

Contributor: Samantha Hird, Simpplr | Published: 15 January 2023

Only 22% of UK workforce received pay rises in 2022

While the mounting cost of living crisis continues into 2023, data from global recruitment agency Phoenix reveals that only 22% of the UK workforce received a pay rise last year to combat these challenges.

Contributor: Ed Rossiter, founder and co-CEO of Phoenix | Published: 15 January 2023

Warnings sunsetting EU laws risk rights of more than 8.6 million UK workers

New analysis from the Work Foundation at Lancaster University reveals that more than 8 million UK workers on part-time, fixed-term or agency worker contracts will be most at risk if the Government presses ahead with post-Brexit plans to amend, replace or scrap thousands of pieces of retained EU Law by 31 December without greater parliamentary scrutiny.

Contributor: Ben Harrison, Work Foundation | Published: 14 January 2023

How to reduce workloads

During Covid, we all grew used to the erosion of work-life boundaries and the 5% productivity increase. We do more, take on more, work more hours, deliver more. We burn out, we “burn-in”. We “engage” by suggesting doing more non-essential “relaxation” exercises which we join to be a team player. But the key to post-Covid engagement is conscious workload reduction, allowing the space for higher quality results, more creativity and the joy that comes with non-overload. Five ways to make this happen for teams.

Contributor: fiona passantino | Published: 14 January 2023

A work-from-home mental health pandemic is looming

Ahead of Blue Monday, I have survey results from South London Co-working brand HomeWork, which show that the homeworking dream isn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be for many employees.

Contributor: Claire Tucker, Co-Founder of HomeWork Workspace | Published: 13 January 2023