Employee wellbeing

Articles, news and analysis on the topic of employee wellbeing and its importance for UK SMEs.


UK employers failing to support workforce in financial wellness

Employers are disconnected with staff demands for financial wellness schemes, a new study reveals.


Employees going into work when unwell

More than two thirds (67.5 per cent) of employees go into work when they are unwell, with 68.3 per cent admitting that they feel guilty for taking sick days, according to a study.


Employers blamed by workers for contributing to obesity

More than a third (34 per cent) of UK workers claim their employers have directly contributed to higher levels of obesity.


UK employees struggling with lifestyle changes

Half of UK workers are trying hard to make long-term changes to their lifestyles but are struggling with the task, research finds.

Employing & managing staff

Five easy ways to boost staff wellbeing

Here, Melanie Astbury provides some pointers to producing happy staff.

Office & home working

How do I measure employee wellbeing and satisfaction?

Is there a best way to measure employee wellbeing and satisfaction? We are only a small business however we are growing and I wish to ensure that we retain a satisfied yet motivated workplace.


Managers ignoring employee wellbeing 

More than one in three workers do not feel valued by their employer, research finds.


Small firm health award launched in Wales

Wales has unveiled a new scheme to improve the wellbeing of people working for small companies.


SMEs can benefit from occupational health investment

While it may not be among their current spending priorities, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can benefit from investing in occupational health (OH) measures.

Employing & managing staff

SMEs should take heart

While businesses of all sizes are starting to invest in the wellness of their employees by introducing company health schemes, gym memberships and stop-smoking initiatives, they are overlooking the UK’s biggest killer, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) says a campaign to raise awareness on the issue.


Watch out for employee burnout

Job dissatisfaction is bad for your health, according to major research from Lancaster University Management School and Manchester Business School showing a clear link between unhappiness at work and poor physical and mental wellbeing.

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers