Boreout: What it is and how to prevent it

two primates on log looking bored: represent boreout

Peninsula’s Kate Palmer explains the new buzzword ‘boreout’, along with how to spot it, prevent it, and what to do to address it when it is found lurking in your team…

Why there is a place for employers to use NDAs  

silhouette of person standing on rock surrounded by body of water: Why there is a place for employers to use NDAs

The government’s rejection of a ban on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in harassment cases was the right decision, say employment lawyers Laura Clark and Nick Hawkins at Knights. Now the focus needs to be on how they are used appropriately in the workplace.

Tips for women in a male-dominated workplace

woman standing on sand and facing at seashore: women fighting back to be heard and supported in male-dominated workplaces

Working in a male-dominated environment can be challenging. Women in male-dominated workplaces often have to deal with negative stereotyping and a lack of support. Is this an opportunity to grow as a leader in a tough climate?

The wild west of workplace wellbeing

a man riding on the back of a brown horse: wellbeing at work

What exactly is wellbeing and why does it matter? The truth is, workplace wellbeing is mid-evolution and the commercialisation of the concept is causing confusion. We need to remind ourselves of what workplace wellbeing really is.

Are we taking employee wellbeing too far?

woman stretching on mountain top during sunrise: are we taking wellbeing too far?

With growing concerns about the impact of hybrid working on connection, team management and culture, is the focus on individual wellbeing being prioritised over that of the needs of organisations and customers?

Are you instigating fear in the workplace?

brown eggs in a box: fear in the workplace

Many leaders acknowledge that fear is increasingly being seen in the workplace, due to financial concerns, global instability and issues around exclusion, but other leaders may themselves be the instigators of fear.

CIPD Festival of Work: Driving people with purpose to thrive

people walking on street during daytime

The HRZone team is excited for this year’s CIPD Festival of Work on 12-13th June. Its two jam-packed days are set to offer inspiration and guidance from industry experts, alongside enriching networking opportunities and immersive activities – all for free! Will we see you there?

How to train managers to be better wellbeing leaders

a white chair sitting on top of a wooden platform; Respresents a wellbeing leader

Line managers have a huge impact on the wellbeing of their team. Alongside fit-for-purpose health and wellbeing services and policies, leaders have a role to play in helping employees thrive and be at their most productive. Christine Husbands explores how to achieve this.

SHEIN’s fast fashion frenzy: A wake-up call for HR

yellow and red button up shirt. A fashion frenzy from SHEIN acting as a wake-up call for HR to focus on employee wellbeing

The SHEIN scandal should act as a wake-up call for businesses. HR can play a vital role in shifting the narrative from a toxic pressure to overperform to sustainable growth that values both people and profits. Here’s how.

Supporting employees struggling with PMDD

woman in white gown on desert representing supporting women struggling with PMDD

With little to no treatment currently available to help combat premenstrual dysphoric disorder, employers may want to consider what measures they can implement to help employees who suffer from this condition.