Commentary and insights

All items: Health and wellbeing

  • The DEI of workplace healthcare: Social equity in action

    20 March 2024

    The importance of workplace healthcare benefits should never be underestimated - particularly as access to healthcare disproportionately affects workers across the breadth of the intersectional identity spectrum, says gender and sexuality consultant Georgie Williams.

  • Five HR priorities for 2024

    14 December 2023

    HR professionals have been navigating their organisations through unprecedented times over the last couple of years. Here, drawing on our latest HR roles and responsibilities survey, we look at how organisations are preparing for the 12 months ahead and pick out some of the areas making HR's priority list for 2024.

  • How a mindfulness group can help HR promote engagement and teamwork

    13 December 2023

    Mindfulness can be a powerful tool to help HR promote engagement and develop team cohesiveness. XpertHR's in-house mindfulness teacher, Christopher Bryant, explains how to make mindfulness work for you.

  • Six strategies to attract talent and remain competitive in 2024

    1 December 2023

    Organisations are struggling to attract talent, but it doesn't have to be that way. Based on our survey findings, we explore ways to help employers address the skills shortage and stand out from the competition.

  • Promoting workplace gender equality: Five innovative health-related policies

    9 August 2023

    Employers are increasingly focused on using health initiatives to remove barriers to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. We round up five gender-focused health-related policies that have caught on in UK workplaces in recent years.

  • The importance of line manager training in supporting employee wellbeing

    14 July 2023

    Line managers play a crucial role in supporting employees with their wellbeing. However, an XpertHR global survey found that most organisations do not offer specific wellbeing training to line managers. Here we explore key areas of training for several aspects of employee wellbeing.

  • 2023 predictions for HR: From "quiet hiring" to help with healing

    4 January 2023

    Analyst company Gartner has issued its top 2023 predictions for HR leaders, and the appearance of hybrid working and expanding talent pools will come as no surprise.

  • The wellbeing challenges facing HR in 2023

    4 January 2023

    Many employees are seeing their bills rising, real pay falling, and their health worsening. Tina Woods, co-founder and CEO of Business for Health, outlines some of the employee wellbeing challenges HR needs to prepare for in 2023.

  • Blackouts: Your HR questions answered

    27 October 2022

    The National Grid has warned that the war in Ukraine combined with very cold weather could result in three-hour power cuts in January and February 2023. While such blackouts are unlikely, the ramification for businesses could be significant. We look at how HR professionals can help their organisations to prepare.

  • "Quiet quitting": Five things for employers to think about

    7 September 2022

    The unique combination of the coronavirus pandemic, deteriorating economic conditions, rise in flexible working (particularly hybrid/remote working) and increased awareness of the importance of maintaining wellbeing/good mental health has seen the concept of "quiet quitting" gaining traction. What steps - if any - should employers take to tackle this phenomenon?

About this category

Commentary and insights: HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and wellbeing.