With the TUC's biennial survey of safety representatives identifying stress as the most common health and safety problem in the workplace, Laura Chamberlain looks at what employers can do to tackle the issue. According to XpertHR's More...03 November 2010 11:24
Stress is by far the most common health and safety problem in the workplace, according to the TUC's biennial survey of safety representatives , published today.
In the survey of more 1,800 safety reps, nearly two-thirds (62%) said that stress i More...28 October 2010 00:01
Employers have reported stress as the most common cause of long-term sickness absence, according to research published today. The joint survey, by the CIPD and healthcare provider Simplyhealth, found that more than one-third (35%) of employers report More...25 October 2010 10:15
Figures from the charity Mind suggest that one in four people in the UK is diagnosed with a mental illness at some time in their life. This may not seem to be a core concern for HR, but workplace stress can lead to serious and long-term mental hea More...08 October 2010 13:16
People in their late 30s and early 40s are the unhappiest in society, according to a new report from Relate , and problems in the workplace are a major determining factor.
Relate's report, "The way we are now", published in association wit More...29 September 2010 10:17
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
With people spending more time at work during the recession, employers can help their staff beat stress by encouraging them to take more exercise, say Sue Cartwright and Cary Cooper. The majority of the working age population currently spend 60% of t More...15 September 2010 12:47
Mental health problems are on the increase, with research from Mind, the UK's leading mental health charity, revealing that one in 10 employees has been to their GP for stress or anxiety-related problems since the recession began.
Clearly, emp More...13 July 2010 11:09
Employers are being urged to support workers who have money worries in light of new research that revealed stress levels among employees have doubled in four years.
Up to 42 million adults, from top managers to manual workers, are suffering from fi More...07 July 2010 16:32
It is not unusual for people to think and reflect about work issues during their leisure time. But many individuals find they are unable to escape from their work - thinking or ruminating about work issues dominates much of their free time. This can act More...05 July 2010 08:00
An alarming number of workers are not taking sufficient breaks, working in the same position for extended periods, going to work when ill or stressed, and not taking enough exercise, research has revealed.
A survey of 2,600 employees by the Charter More...10 June 2010 11:58
Cycle to Work schemes present various legal questions, the answers to which Ben Stepney and Megan Fradgley provide below.
This article is part of a Personnel Today Buyers' Guide, a free, independent resource for employers thinking of impl More...28 May 2010 13:55
An HR director is pioneering a new financial education pilot with her staff in a bid to reduce stress and improve productivity.
Christina Strupinska, HR director at content marketing firm Story Worldwide, has launched the six-month pilot in co More...28 May 2010 11:06
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Cycle to work schemes offer employers and employees a raft More...28 May 2010 09:00
Managers at the Foxconn factory in China are struggling to maintain calm after another employee attempted suicide.
The electronics worker tried to cut his wrists just hours after the death of another of the company's employees. In total, 11 workers More...28 May 2010 08:24
The UK may be coming out of recession, but it has left in its wake a workforce that is increasingly at risk of mental ill health, with rising rates of anxiety and stress, and the biggest increase of anti-depressant prescriptions on record, according to More...19 May 2010 10:44
The recession has made more than one-quarter of employees so anxious that they dread going back to work on Mondays, a new mental health report has found. The research by mental health charity Mind found 26% of workers' weekends were ruined by Sunday More...17 May 2010 08:33
People who regularly work 10- to 12-hour days increase their risk of a heart attack by two-thirds, research has found.
The findings, published in the European Heart Journal , also showed those who work three to four hours' overtime a day run a 60% More...12 May 2010 08:15
Female high-fliers with stressful jobs could face an increased risk of heart disease, researchers have warned.
Previous studies have largely focused on men, but new findings show that young women are also at grave risk of heart attacks.
The late More...06 May 2010 08:37