Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing strongly linked to workplace issues according to online searches

Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform has today partnered with SEMrush, SaaS marketing platform, to examine the status of mental wellbeing in the country according to online searches. The findings represent what UK citizens have searched online most often between January 2015 and February 2019. Results reveal a strong link between mental wellbeing and […]

work health

The rise of presenteeism putting a lot on the workplace

A study by health insurer Vitality has found that more than 40% of employees said their work was being affected by health problems – a figure that’s risen by a third over the last five years. It found that people are putting aside both mental and physical health problems to attend work. And in its […]

Starbucks to pay staff university tuition fees

Starbucks is offering to pay tuition fees for UK staff wanting to get a degree from a US university. The coffee chain is to provide the cost of university as an employee incentive in the UK, for courses taught online by Arizona State University. A similar scheme in the US has enrolled 18,000 staff – […]

Sleep Deprivation: Supporting New Parents in the Workplace

Managers have a responsibility to look after the well-being on their staff, even if they are struggling due to external factors outside of the workplace. A change in circumstances can massively impact an employee’s performance and job satisfaction, especially when it comes to life changing events such as having children. According to the National Sleep […]

Five ways to overcome ‘imposter syndrome’ at work

The overwhelming feeling of crippling self-doubt and dread known as Imposter Syndrome has impacted a whopping 62% of people at work, according to a report by Access Commercial Finance. The survey of over 3000 adults in the UK shows over two-thirds of women (66%) have suffered from imposter syndrome compared to over half of men […]

Workers spending too long sitting on their…

Workers are racking up an average of nine hours sitting-time a day – and when they’re not in a chair or aching because of one, they’re falling out with others over them, research from AXA PPP healthcare has found. The healthcare company’s poll of 2000 people who use a chair during some or most of […]

Five ways to stay on top on Blue Monday and beyond

Next Monday is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. The weather’s cold and rainy, you’ve spent all your money on Christmas gifts and you’re still getting used to being back at work. This is a time when many businesses are struggling to find and retain talent and people on the job […]

Millennials are struggling the most with workplace stress

Happiness at work comes least to millennials, according to new research, with many young adults who are focusing on carving out their career paths taking home the stresses of work. The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by one of the UK’s leading healthcare companies, Cygnet Jobs, has revealed that almost 3 in 4 […]

Almost half of the 7.7 million UK workers with mental health problems do not tell their employer

Majority fear revealing their problems will block career progress, with three-fifths worried it will damage relationships with colleagues HealthTech startup Mynurva has commissioned an independent, nationally-representative survey among more than 2,000 UK adults to uncover the number of full-time workers who suffer from mental health problems; how many of them seek help for their issues; and the […]