Metal traders banned from workday drinking

The days of long, booze-fuelled City lunches appear to be nearing an end as the London Metal Exchange becomes the latest firm to introduce a booze ban. The exchange has said that all staff who work on its trading floor can no longer drink during working hours. The ban affects about 120 personnel – from […]

How to reduce stress on the work commute

According to research conducted by the TUC, the average daily commute now sits at 58 minutes, meaning that people are spending 27 working days a year commuting to work. According to the same research, the number of commuters travelling over two hours to work has increased by 34% over the last 10 years. Whether you […]

Relationships with co-workers the most important factor for wellbeing at work

A third of your life is spent at work, but what determines your workplace wellbeing? That’s the question that Dr. Martin Boult, Senior Director Professional Services and International Training, The Myers-Briggs Company, asked before starting a three-year international study on workplace wellbeing. His new report, titled ‘Wellbeing in the Workplace’ from The Myers-Briggs Company , […]

Young adults benefit from better pay

The proportion of low-paid workers in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1980, a think tank has said, with young adults particularly benefitting. The number of low-paid workers dropped by 200,000 last year, with 120,000 of them aged between 21 and 30, the Resolution Foundation said. It said the introduction of the National […]

How to recognise the signs before you’re burned out

by Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at The Instant Group According to The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), last year around 15.4 million working days were lost due to work-related stress or anxiety, with 23% of full-time employees admitting to feeling burned out at work all the time. Following these recent statistics, Lucinda Pullinger, Global […]

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 […]

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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 – […]