Adapting to Future Ways of Working to Improve Workforce Wellbeing
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly transformed working practices and cultures. Before the pandemic, around 5% of the UK workforce worked mainly from home. In this post, Jane Fawkes, Deputy Principal and University College Secretary at the University College of Estate Management shares how the college has adapted to future ways of working following the pandemic.
Training Schemes that Promote Teacher Wellbeing
In May 2021, the UK government launched the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter to support schools in promoting the mental health and wellbeing of staff. Laura Fordham, is a Senior Trust Consultant at HEART Academies Trust where she oversees staff wellbeing and development. She shares some of the training schemes available to staff working at Bedford Academy to help them with their wellbeing and development.
The impact of Loneliness in the workplace
More than 9 million people in the UK say that they often or always feel lonely. Heather Girling is the Staff Wellbeing Manager at the University of Bath, she shared with us how to better tackle loneliness in everyday life.
Interview: Workplace Allocation Strategies at Brunel University
Nearly two-thirds of staff in higher education are unhappy with the level of support they receive from employers. Workload is one of the main drivers for this dissatisfaction, with some staff working an average of 50 hours per week. We spoke to Strategic Planning Manager, Erica Moses Neacy, about how Workplace Allocation Management has helped improve staff workload at Brunel University.
In Conversation: Tackling Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace
Throughout the pandemic Higher education providers have had to devise new ways to support student and staff wellbeing. In this interview with University of Bath, Staff Wellbeing Manager, Heather Girling, we explore how to remove the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace.
Creating a more inclusive workplace for Neurodivergent Staff
Supporting neurodivergent employees is essential to creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. Staff networks are a good way of creating a sense of belonging. Jess Gosling, co-Chair of The Civil Service Neurodiversity Network discussed how their network has benefitted colleagues and how this approach can benefit other workplaces.
Understanding the Risks of Driving Fatigue: Keeping Workers Safe
Fatigue is a major risk factor leading to accidents in the workplace, however, it continues to be under-recognised; it must be taken seriously as it can have devastating effects. This article will look at the impact of fatigue and how to manage fatigue at work both as an employee and employer.
Waking up to Fatigue
Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland and Occupational Health and Safety Policy Adviser RoSPA, discusses the impact of fatigue on organisations.