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Where are we now with health & safety?

Gavin Scarr Hall, Director of Health & Safety at Peninsula, reflects on the top five most reported health & safety issues of the year and how businesses can avoid them in 2023.

Contributor: Gavin Scarr Hall, Director of Health & Safety at Peninsula | Published: 6 January 2023

Ten leadership trends for 2023

As we are met with the beginning of another new year, it is fair to say that the pressure of a looming recession is still evident. Thom Dennis, CEO of Serenity in Leadership believes that the best way to navigate such times is with good, healthy leadership. He presents 10 key leadership trends that are likely to be seen as helping businesses to not only survive, but also thrive in the year ahead.

Contributor: Thom Dennis, CEO at Serenity in Leadership | Published: 5 January 2023

Opening up about mental health is the best way to improve it

New research from Koa Health finds that 70% of companies believe mental health will improve in 2023 as they plan to become more open about mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Contributor: Dr Oliver Harrison and Koa Health | Published: 5 January 2023

Why millions of self-employed can breathe a sigh of relief

It was becoming somewhat obvious that HMRC could not deliver on its promises by April 2024, with the very limited testing, together with significant problems, meant that this delay was inevitable.

Contributor: Andy Vessey ATT - Head of Tax at Kingsbridge | Published: 4 January 2023

Top 10 most asked HR questions revealed

It’s clear that A.I. is the next big thing in the world of HR and BrAInbox has been a real lifeline for employers looking to get things right. Having access to instant answers at their fingertips has saved businesses 32,000 hours on the telephone this year (the equivalent of 1333 days!)*, freeing up that time to spend on their business.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, Peninsula UK | Published: 4 January 2023

How to help employees with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter 2022 is being billed by some as the second winter of discontent with the cost-of-living crisis and rising inflation and energy bills. Add into the mix recent research from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, which says that real household incomes are set to fall by 7% in the space of nine months[i], then many employees are in for a rocky ride over the coming months. With the clocks going back and the nights getting colder and darker, some employees will also be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a common disorder which is often not talked about.

Contributor: Adrian Lewis, Director, Activ People HR | Published: 3 January 2023

Trend for flexible hours on upwards trajectory

November’s Flexible Working Index has seen a new record for employees expressing a preference to work ‘fully flexible’ hours. The month also saw a rising trend amongst employers offering roles with non-traditional working hours

Contributor: Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO of Flexa Careers | Published: 3 January 2023

Next up, ‘hotel-style’ amenities in the office

The survey of 6,000+ US, UK, and Australian consumers (2,004 in the UK) reveals that almost two-thirds (64%) now look for workplace amenities such as areas for socializing, outdoor spaces, onsite cafes, state-of-the-art infrastructure, air conditioning and flexible work facilities – making them crucial for employers to draw and keep talent in the post-pandemic world

Contributor: MRI Software | Published: 1 January 2023

Many businesses at risk going into ‘perma-crisis’ mode

As the acute impacts of the pandemic subside in many countries, organisations worldwide are still set to encounter significant risks in 2023. Experts predict that global risks have the potential to decrease productivity levels, as the cost-of-living crisis and difficult security situation affect employees. That’s according to findings of the International SOS Risk Outlook 2023 report and updated global risk map, which utilise data on the medical and security environment of countries around the world with rankings from “Insignificant” to “Extreme” levels of risk.

Contributor: Sally Llewellyn, Global Security Director, International SOS | Published: 31 December 2022