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The rising cost of running a business forces more companies to think flexibly

Two in three (67%) UK businesses believe offering flexibility to their workers is crucial if they are to successfully retain and attract talent, according to a new report. Businesses realise they cannot compete on salary alone and instead offering flexibility is key to helping companies manage...


New report reveals how people seek connections within their company

Change activation platform, Rungway, has launched a report looking into workplace resilience. The report reveals that anonymous posts by employees citing a personal challenge have nearly doubled over the past year, and 38% of these posts were made outside of office hours or on the weekend –...


Editor’s Question: What are your thoughts on the introduction of a four-day week?

Chantel Emilius, Executive Director of Culture & Engagement at Freedom, explains her thoughts on a four-day week – It’s been a turbulent few years for both employees and employers alike, from managing the uncertainties of the pandemic and the subsequent change in working...


Mental health is employers’ top priority, but stagnant budgets cause challenges  

Learning and development professionals believe mental health and well-being is the most important e-learning topic for the next 12 months, research from DeltaNet International has shown.    This is closely followed by stress management training for employees, as nearly nine in 10 (88%)...


Report reveals UK mental health crisis is worse than estimated in working people

New figures from a leading mental health app, Wysa, show that the UK mental health crisis is worse than estimated in working people. More than one in three (35%) working people suffer moderate to severe depression or severe anxiety – three times higher than the estimated UK adult...


How to motivate your team at the start of a new year

Whether your teams are fully remote, hybrid or back in the office, January can be a difficult month for feeling motivated and connected to work, especially with the cold, the Christmas comedown and the financial squeeze that often follows December. For many, January is also the month more people...


Eight surprising ways to boost employee productivity

Managing a team comes with many challenges – from facilitating collaboration and communication to managing recurring tasks. One of the most pressing, amid a looming recession and economic uncertainty, is that of employee productivity. How can employees be empowered and motivated to do their...


IT’s best kept secret plays a leading role in tackling the digital skills gap   

Global Digital Transformation solutions provider, UST, has been described as IT’s best kept secret. The business is one of the world’s largest technology firms with more than 30,000 employees spanning 35 offices in 30 countries but there is a chance you may not have heard of it. Its...


Factors in the workplace that could be increasing staff turnover   

There are many factors to consider when it comes to staff turnover – but while some may be inevitable, such as retirement, a change in career or even moving away, others can be controlled.  Antony Thompson, Co-Founder of employee wellbeing experts, Loopin, has highlighted six of...


Underinvestment in ‘frontline’ managers will lead to a mental health crisis in employees  

According to a recent WorkNest poll, almost eight in 10 (79%) employers and HR professionals have not provided line managers with training to support employees with their mental health and well-being. This is despite most (93%) employers being aware of their mental health and well-being...


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