Reducing the risk of burnout

29 October 2021

The prolonged challenges of the past 18 months mean the number of burnout cases is still on the rise. How can you spot the signs? And as an employer or manager, what can you do to prevent burnout? Lizzie Broadbent suggests some practical steps to reduce the risk.

Bolstering staff retention in the aftermath of a pandemic

28 October 2021

Covid-19 has taken a heavy emotional and physical toll on people working in the health services, together with creating an imposing backlog of tests and treatment in all settings, ongoing demands dealing with the virus, a surge in demand for mental health services and persistent inequalities across the workforce.

The top 5 workplace stresses faced by employees in 2021

28 October 2021

From feeling overwhelmed to trouble sleeping, a lack of self-confidence and using drugs or alcohol to cope — there are a myriad of ways stress can impact daily life. Long-term stress can lead to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, also known as burnout. And burnout can lead to serious health implications later down the line.

Don’t let the dust settle

27 October 2021

Laura King asks why dust is still a problem in the construction industry and what needs to be done to prevent it.

Daylight saving time — the implications for employers and shifts

27 October 2021

With daylight saving time coming to an end at 2am on Sunday 31 October 2021, and starting again at 1am on Sunday 27 March 2022, employers should decide what this means for staff who are working when the clocks change. Stacie Cheadle, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines the points to consider.

Grey fleet workers must be protected, says HSE

27 October 2021

Whether an employee is behind a desk or behind the wheel, employers have a duty to protect their health and safety, HSE has highlighted in updated guidance on work-related road risk.

Lone working: the monitoring options

27 October 2021

There are several ways of responding to and monitoring the emergency alerts sent by lone worker personal alarms, including some cost-saving options, says Rebecca Pick.