The success of productivity in working from home and the infrastructure put in place to support it have opened up new possibilities to diversify the workforce and be much more inclusive in hiring. One study suggests that in the UK alone, there are 3.8 million people previously unable to work full time in an office who could be brought into the workplace under different scenarios.
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Over thirty companies in the UK will join a four-day workweek pilot starting in June 2022. It’s part of a broader initiative to find ways to make the working day more efficient and productive. The question is, can this work in every business?
An employer’s guide to the history-making standard, how it can help drive cultural change, and why it’s sparking a major shake-up of how we understand health and safety.
As any honest employer knows, health and safety is not to be trifled with. Beyond the obvious moral – and let’s not forget, legal – duty to keep your employees free from harm, getting it wrong is awful pricey.
A bit of pressure in your work life can create excitement, challenges, and help push yourself further performance-wise. But if the demands become too much, they can lead to work-related stress.
We asked Cate Murden, founder of corporate wellbeing and performance company PUSH about how employers can help alleviate stress in the workplace.
Why do you think mental health and wellbeing in the workplace is having a moment right now?
Many don’t recognise that stress is an important factor in workplace performance, health, motivation and engagement. Positive stress is actually called Eustress, but when the balance tips and it becomes more negative, it is Distress. A word we are more familiar with I am sure. So my tips are not about eliminating stress completely but getting the balance right.
1. Recognise and differentiate between good stress and negative stress.