Mindfulness offers a host of benefits to employers and employees alike, reports mindfulness expert and coach Liz Hall.
Not that long ago, meditation was seen widely as the preserve of hippies and saffron-clad monks, unsuited for the business world. More...01 May 2013 00:00
IBM’s "Working beyond borders" study of insights from the global HR directors revealed that nearly 70% of those interviewed wanted to improve the operational efficiency of their HR function. In this Personnel Today webinar, you will hear from IBM an More...15 January 2013 00:00
Should employers support employee health beyond simply managing absence? Welfare reform and the sickness absence review have placed employers right in the centre of managing absence. What impact can health benefits have on this, asks Emma Page? Acco More...08 October 2012 09:38
How much impact can employee health have on productivity levels? A recent seminar attempted to find out. Nic Paton reports.
Asking most occupational health practitioners to make a link between health and workplace productivity is preaching to the co More...01 April 2012 09:00
It is becoming increasingly important for HR to use data, numbers and statistics to show trends in people management and employee engagement. The first of a series of articles on the subject looked at using data in an economic downturn . In&n More...21 February 2012 10:47
NHS occupational health services need to develop competence, credibility, communication and consistency to meet the challenges of an uncertain future. This is what Professor John Harrison told delegates at the NHS Plus annual conference in April. "W More...06 June 2011 08:00
With a budget deficit not too dissimilar to that of Greece, it is no surprise that the new Government is looking to scrap a number of NHS waiting time targets - the administration and monitoring of which consume significant resources. Alt More...14 February 2011 00:01
The Government should end collective bargaining between unions and employers in the NHS and education sectors in order to boost productivity, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said. Joe McMorrow, employment lawyer at Pinsent Masons, More...07 February 2011 11:02
Another outbreak of Swine flu has hit the UK, and is expected to hit employees and employers severely. With significant rise in the number of flu cases , including the H1N1 "swine flu" virus, the focus for everyone – especial More...05 January 2011 09:43
UK employers are leaving themselves wide open to disability discrimination claims because they are failing to take depression and stress in the workplace seriously, new research reveals. More than half (52%) of the 1,822 firms surveyed by online the More...08 December 2010 17:01
The salaries of top executives in the public sector must be reined in and a link established between the highest- and lowest-paid employees if pay inequality in the public sector is to be reduced, an employment expert has warned. Will Hutton, executive More...02 December 2010 08:58
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
Employers that force staff to work on April 2011's extra bank holiday will create "huge resentment" among their workforce, the TUC has warned.
Warning: there will also be an additional bank holiday in 2012
In 2012 there will be a More...26 November 2010 12:45
The joint conference of the Society of Occupational Medicine and the Royal College of Nursing took place in Brighton on 18-19 October 2010. The theme was: "The Common Goal - getting the best results in occupational health practice". Noel O'Reilly report More...25 November 2010 13:55
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
In the wake of last month's Comprehensive Spending Review , public sector employers have been urged to invest in health and well-being as a way to save money in other areas of their businesses. With the public sector bearing much of the bru More...01 November 2010 00:01
The coalition Government's flagship scheme to get people back into work will not succeed unless more is done to reform the UK's welfare-to-work system, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned. Under the proposed " Work Programme ", More...07 October 2010 10:21
Employers have been urged to do more to hold on to their best performing staff after research estimated that the failure to retain talent is costing UK businesses around £42 billion per year. The study, by professional services firm Pricewaterho More...06 October 2010 11:12
The regular use of alcohol-based sanitising hand gels can reduce workplace absence, new research argues. The study of 129 people, published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases, found that incidences of absenteeism because of colds, diarrhoea and c More...05 October 2010 17:03
Nearly one in five UK employees wants to work from home but is being prevented from doing so by their employer, according to the TUC. Despite the recent growth in homeworking, official statistics show that there is still "huge untapped potential" acro More...24 September 2010 11:51