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With mental health topping the workplace agenda, it is not surprising that over a third of professionals now feel more comfortable talking to their manager about their personal problems than they have done in the past. That is according to healthcare insurance provider, Bupa, whose Wellbeing Study found that employees also thought that attitudes toward mental health conditions have improved. Now, three out of 10…
Mental Health is increasingly on the agenda of employers. Coupled with new research, suggesting that mismanagement of employees with mental health problems costs the UK economy £100million per year, it’s not surprising many firms want to manage this workforce sector appropriately. And yet, a recent NHS survey found that 48% of staff would not feel comfortable talking with their bosses about mental health – a…
Older workers value learning, mentoring and career progression just as much as their younger peers. Businesses need to do more to support and recruit older workers in order to cope with potential skills shortages, according to Patrick Thomson, senior programme manager at the Centre for Ageing Better. “Our research has found that older workers value learning, mentoring and career progression just as much as other…
Less than 1 in 10 (9%) employer respondents offer emergency adult and eldercare support, according to research by My Family Care (an EfC member) and Hydrogen. The Childcare and family-friendly benefits: employer survey and parental leave benchmark report, which surveyed 300 HR professionals, also found that 12% of respondents provide back-up care for childcare emergencies. The research also found: 8% of respondents are considering introducing…
Legal expert Kim Pattullo, from Addleshaw Goddard, explains how HR can help staff who have lost a loved one. Surprisingly, not all employers have a bereavement policy. Of those that do, the period of time off after suffering a loss varies, and is at the employer’s discretion. Leave tends to be between a few days to up to a week, with employees getting the longest…