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Toxic workplace cultures are impacting mental health

Two in five employees across the UK have experienced problematic behaviour, such as bullying, harassment or discrimination at work; with 42% confirming toxic workplace culture has impacted their mental health, according to recent research from Culture Shift. The research from the impact software developer also uncovered over one third have felt silenced on issues that matter to them in the workplace, while 29% have taken time off due to an incident that happened at work, such as bullying, harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct. A further 41% confirmed bad workplace culture has impacted their productivity and 42% have previously left a job due to negative workplace culture.

Contributor: Gemma McCall, CEO - Culture Shift | Published: 27 October 2021

Almost half of employees say culture has deteriorated since the pandemic

42% of employees think the culture of their organisation has deteriorated since the pandemic. That’s according to research by StaffCircle, which surveyed employees and HR leaders to determine the impact of the pandemic on company culture, engagement and communication.

Contributor: Mark Seemann, CEO - StaffCircle | Published: 18 August 2021

Prioritise wellbeing now or face burnout boom and talent drain

Personio is calling for businesses to prioritise employee wellbeing alongside company culture – or risk a boom of burnout, and in the worst cases, a talent retention and productivity crisis.

Contributor: Ross Seychell, Chief People Officer - Personio | Published: 29 June 2021

Commitment to employers has decreased by a third since before the pandemic

New findings from Inpulse, the employee engagement experts, show that levels of commitment to employers have decreased by nearly a third since 2019, as the impacts of COVID-19 on employee anxiety and stress levels are revealed.

Contributor: Matt Stephens, Founder and CEO - Inpulse | Published: 14 June 2021

The homeworking savings that will be hard to give up

The greater work-life balance most office workers have enjoyed during Covid-19, means there is an increasing pressure on businesses from employees to bring change and agility to workplace culture.

Contributor: John Duckworth – Managing Director UK & EMEA - The Instant Group | Published: 15 April 2021

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Nine out of ten Christmas parties will be virtual this year

With new Covid regulations in force across the country, 89% of businesses are now actively planning virtual Christmas parties as an alternative to the traditional festive knees-up. In response, the events sector is responding with innovative new experiences to keep the UK's workforce engaged.

Contributor: Edward Poland, COO, Hire Space | Published: 3 November 2020

Hidden fractures point to a ticking timebomb of remote working

At a time when WFH looks set to continue for many in both the short and long term, ‘hidden fractures’ are forming in the workforce which risk causing irreparable damage to cultures and productivity. That’s according to new research from Totem, the digital culture platform, which is urging employers to take action now to better manage remote working and prevent employee engagement and retention levels falling to an all-time low.

Contributor: Marcus Thornley, CEO - Totem | Published: 18 October 2020

Three-quarters of Britain’s workforce say remote working is a positive

The events of recent months have positively impacted workplace culture across Britain with 73% describing it as positive in the current climate and 38% saying it has actively improved since they transitioned to remote working, according to a report from UK-based tech-for-good developer, Culture Shift.

Contributor: Gemma McCall CEO and co-founder - Culture Shift | Published: 6 September 2020