An introduction to mental health in the workplace

Almost everyone is likely to have a mental health problem at some point in their lives.  For most it tends to be mild and short-lived, for others they may need long term treatment. Our mental health can be negatively affected by things such as bereavement, workplace stress, discrimination, family problems and major negative life events. ... Continue Reading →

Bullying & strategic incompetence: an exploration

Bullying behaviour almost always flourishes and becomes embedded in organisations that repeatedly validate and reward strategic incompetence (various definitions at end of article). The reason for this is because most people who bully in workplaces do so because they feel under threat (insecurity, jealously, envy etc) from other colleagues. This isn't about being rude when... Continue Reading →

Gender diversity & non-binary inclusion at work

Overview Developing a workplace culture that is inclusive of non-binary and gender diverse people means having practical measures in place to ensure employees are comfortable and protected at work. You need to to be equitable about all the arrangements and processes you have. It is not enough to have a policy stating it is your... Continue Reading →

Gender and sexual diversity

Recently I sat through a presentation where 'straight/cis' was used over and over again. It was unsettling that in 2018 people are unwilling to do 5 minutes of research to make sure they understand the difference between sexual orientation (who you are attracted to, who you feel romantic about) and gender identity (how you see... Continue Reading →

Breastfeeding & work: arrangements for employees

Employers have certain obligations towards employees who are breastfeeding. This does vary depending on the size of the organisation, however, in the main, employers should have at the minimum, a basic leaflet explaining what they can provide, and what they expect from employees. Remember, as an employer it is up to you to risk assess... Continue Reading →

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