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Poor work-life balance affects the mental health of 9 out of 10 women

Work-related stress

A study conducted by Bloom UK has revealed that over 90% of women have encountered mental health challenges due to inadequate work-life balance. The survey, which targeted 704 women in the marketing and communications sector, explored their perceptions of work-life balance and its impact on their personal well-being. According to the findings, more than two-fifths […]

Record number of work days lost to long-term sickness

Long-term sickness

Long-term sickness levels continue to be a significant challenge for employers with recent statistics revealing concerning trends. In the period from October to December 2023, the number of economically inactive individuals aged 16-64 due to long-term sickness surged to a staggering 2.8 million. This data underscores the pressing need for proactive measures to address this […]

‘Time to Talk Day’ and help to prevent work related ill health

The beginning of February marked Time to Talk Day. Effect change across workplaces in Britain by joining the effort to raise awareness about stress prevention and support for mental well-being during key moments throughout the year. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE)’s Working Minds campaign gives employers access to a calendar highlighting awareness days, weeks, […]

Tools for effective performance management at all levels

Performance Management

Effective performance management is essential for any business. When it is not managed effectively, it can be detrimental to business success, for instance: • There will be lower productivity • Poor customer service • Damage the reputation of the business • Expose the company to legal risk It is vital for any business to have […]

360 Degree Appraisals for Employee Development


A 360-degree appraisal is a tool which can be useful in supporting an employee’s development by providing a wider range of feedback to the employee than a standard appraisal review, thus helping to reinforce/change behaviour to improve performance in the job/future career development. What is a 360-degree appraisal? As the name implies, a 360-degree appraisal can be […]

12 tips for managing people during the World Cup

The World Cup has officially begun in Qatar and lasts for almost a month. Both Wales and England will be taking part and with football being the national sport of England, and Wales qualifying for the first time since 1958, it comes as no surprise, that there will be many people keen on following the […]

Absences due to ill-health (long term)

There is no legal definition of ‘long-term’ absence so it is up to the employer to decide at what point such absences need to be formally reviewed. Often a trigger procedure that alerts you once an employee has been absent for an unbroken period is put in place, typically set at four, six or 13 […]

What can we learn from the success of the Olympics?


Tokyo 2020 was undoubtedly an unusual Olympic Games. Athletes had no family, friends, or spectators present, and only their teammates and coaches to support them and share their successes. Yet, this didn’t prevent the athletes from delivering their best. With Team GB placing fourth on the medal table, accumulating 65 medals in total, athletes from all […]

Boardroom Diversity Boosts Performance

Boardroom Diversity Boosts Performance | HR Solutions

New research has found that company boards with women on them deliver a 36% better return on equity than those without. Stock market index company MSCI looked at over 1,600 companies for the report. Their research found that companies with ‘strong female leadership’, defined as a female CEO and at least one other woman on […]


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