Does workplace design really matter?

Google office, workplace design

It can be gimmicky, minimal or more conventional, but does office design matter when measuring staff wellbeing and productivity?

How to design a successful work space

Photobox work space

Three senior executives tell how they designed workspaces to improve processes, and foster creativity and happiness

Is stress at work always a bad thing?

Contrary to enlightened practice, attempting to eliminate all stress from the workplace may not be best for the individual or the organisation

Company cover for workplace wellness

Company healthcare cover illustration

Companies are increasingly providing private health cover for employees in a bid to gain flexibility and convenience, while at the same time helping to relieve pressure on the NHS

Keeping up with the robots

Illustration of robot taking over human jobs

Automation may pose a threat to jobs, but it also puts an added psychological pressure on staff who have to keep pace with the robots

How to build a learning culture - from those who’ve done it

Supervisor and apprentice at printing house

Among the answers: lead from the top and don’t be afraid of failure

Racial equality is set to be biggest issue in the workplace

Racial inequality illustration

While headlines scream of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, race is poised to become the major issue in the workplace

Do firms need a director of happiness?

German metalworkers

Human resources leaders who champion employees’ wellbeing not only help retain key staff but also boost the bottom line