Visible and Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace

Government statistics highlight that there are around 14 million people with disabilities living in the UK, with around 4.1 million in work. However, disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled. These statistics are quite high...

Five ways to wellbeing

In light of Mental Health Awareness Week, Mind, the mental health awareness charity, highlight the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’. These are a set of pillars which are key to improving our mental health. Modelled by the New Economics Foundation, it is suggested that you, as an...

Mental Health Awareness Week

10 – 16 May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. What is Mental Health Awareness Week and why does it matter? Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event, giving the whole of the UK an opportunity to focus on achieving good mental health, and is all...

Work-life balance rated top employee benefit

For the first time in almost a decade, a work-life balance has trumped salary as the main thing employees are looking for in a role, closely followed by an attractive salary and benefits package. The research found the following: 65% of workers ranked a work life...

ask advo: Can I force employees to have the vaccine?

Question: We are an office-based employer in London. As an employer, we would like to make it compulsory for employees to have the COVID-19 vaccine. If they refuse and do not have a valid reason, and continue to refuse, then we would ultimately look at dismissing...

Health and wellbeing benefits can boost productivity, ABI finds

Research from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that 60% of SMEs acknowledge health and wellbeing benefits has a positive impact on productivity. As lockdown in England begins to ease and many companies begin to adapt to the ‘new normal’, employee health...