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27 July 2016

Is France right to ban out of hours emails?

France has successfully voted through a measure that requires companies to limit the spillover of work into their employees’ private lives – giving employees “the right to disconnect” their email out of office hours. All of which again calls into question the extent to which living in an increasingly technical world is affecting our wellbeing. But is legislation and not education the answer?

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10 December 2015
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Flexible working: let workers switch off over Christmas

How many of us will really switch off this Christmas (and that means turning off the smartphone, not just taking time out at home) ?

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25 November 2015
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Smart drugs at work – legal highs or just strong coffee?

‘Smart drugs’ are creeping onto the agenda for HR. In October the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) made a record haul worth £200,000 and highlighted the growth in internet…

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25 June 2015
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Are you paying attention?

According to Harvard researchers, we spend 46.9 percent of our time thinking about something other than what we're doing, and this 'mind wandering' is making us unhappy. As other cultures have advoc…

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14 May 2015
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Do we need to monitor employee mental health?

The idea of actively monitoring the psychological state of employees goes against every instinct we have in HR about respecting privacy and individuality...

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