10 most-read Make A Difference articles of 2023

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Over the past year, at www.makeadifference.media we’ve highlighted some of the most progressive leaders who are benchmarking best practice when it comes to embedding employee health and wellbeing as business as usual.

We’ve also helped readers to navigate the maze of information and benefits they’re bombarded with, as they grapple with the health and wellbeing challenges workplaces continue to face.

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped us with our mission to accelerate the shift from stigma to solutions – bringing more and more employers to the conversation around workplace culture, employee health and wellbeing.

Across the year, it’s been interesting to see key themes emerging, and these are reflected in www.makeadifference.media’s 10 most-read pages and articles of 2023: menopause and women’s health, increasing recognition of the intersection between DE&I and wellbeing, the rise of AI…

Which pages and articles have you found the most inspiring and useful and what topics would you like us to feature in 2024? Send us your ideas please to [email protected] or [email protected].

Also, a quick reminder that you’ll be able to hear more about all of these key topics at our free to attend sister conference and exhibition The Watercooler Event, which is taking place at ExCel in London on 23rd & 24th April 2023.

1. The menopause destroyed my life, personally and professionally

The most-read article on www.makeadifference.media in 2023 is a profile interview with Former Detective Inspector and Chair, Menopause Action Group, Thames Valley Police. In this, she’s brutally honest about how the menopause wreaked havoc on her career and her relationships, both at work and at home.

2. Dear Daughter… My advice to you navigating work with your wellbeing intact

Ahead of International Women’s Day we asked some top thought leaders in the industry – from former professional footballers to heads of wellbeing to psychologists to CFOs – to imagine writing to their daughters, giving their advice for women navigating work with their wellbeing intact.

3. Much-needed new guidance around reasonable adjustments for mental health is launched

In 2023 ACAS, in conjunction with Affinity Health at Work, created new, more user-friendly guidance around reasonable adjustments for mental health. HR, occupational health, managers, colleagues and employees all have a role to play. This article outlines how the clearer guidance helps people understand their role and the legal requirements.

4. WPP Case Study: ‘This is how ChatGPT is helping me in HR’

AI was the buzzword of 2023. We spoke with Emma Grant, Global Senior People Partner at media company WPP to find out how she’s using ChatGPT in a smart, strategic, curious, evolving way.

5. Tips on effective LGBTQ+ allyship, for Pride Month and beyond

More and more employers are recognising the intersection between wellbeing and DE&I. This article shares tips on how we can effectively show up as an LGBTQ+ ally by building this support into small parts of our everyday lives, starting with our workplace.

6. Insights from assessments of 100 hybrid teams – The role of team habits on innovation and psychological safety

In this article, Chris Tamdjidi and Silke Rupprecht from Awaris defined 24 observable habits of remote and hybrid teams. They then analysed how the habits are related to key performance and wellbeing outcomes.

7. Shortlist announced for the Make A Difference Awards 2023

Entries for the 2023 Make A Difference Awards flooded in from a wide range of employers and from a whole host of organisations, celebrating the progress they’re making prioritising workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing.

8. Is your office ‘banter’ actually bullying, and causing anxiety at work?

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week and its theme “anxiety”, we covered one of the workplace topics that doesn’t get enough recognition for the anxiety it causes, both in terms of intensity and prevalence: bullying.

9. Which resilience strategies do you have? Three resilience clusters to know about

This insightful article from Silke Rupprecht and Chris Tamdjidi of Awaris also made it into our top 10. Here, they focus on the fascinating key resilience competency clusters that can be useful to develop targeted interventions for employees.

10. Why London Stock Exchange Group is banking on people analytics for employee wellbeing

For this article we caught up with Jordan Pettman, after his first year as head of organisation and insights at LSEG to get his take on why people analytics is becoming such a hot topic in wellbeing and how it can help to really make a difference…

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