The workplace is changing and it’s changing rapidly. A combination of technological innovations and economic trends mean businesses are having to adapt quickly to developments that are not always easy to anticipate.
Paul Barrett drills down into the effects of poor sleep on employees, including its negative effects on their productivity, and finds out how different organisations are tackling the issue through their wellbeing strategies.
Workplace disability adjustments such as special chairs for bad backs have proven benefits. Extending the service to all staff – not just disabled employees – helps everyone to become happier and more productive.
When dealing with a mental health crisis, a well-formulated plan could be the difference between life and death for the person affected. Don’t shy away from putting one in place, says Helen White-Knight.
Since they first appeared here in the 80s, EAPs have become a familiar feature of the UK workplace, but their usage rates are disappointingly low. Paul Barrett outlines 10 ways you can get more value from your EAP spend.
Working carers frequently face care emergencies, resulting in them having to change their work patterns at short notice. How can line managers accommodate their needs while maintaining team performance?