Wednesday 5 June 2013 2:00pm BST
Employers have to expect a certain amount of staff sickness absence and many implement initiatives to keep such leave to a minimum. However, when employees suffer from conditions that can mean many weeks or months More...17 May 2013 12:54
An anonymised "personal view" by a former NHS consultant OH physician has painted a damning picture of attitudes to OH and workplace health and wellbeing within the NHS. The article, published in the BMJ in March, has made a clear link between the sc More...01 April 2013 00:01
Life at work is now rated as being more stressful than debt or health problems in the UK. Excessive workloads, a lack of support from line managers and unrealistic targets have contributed to a stressed-out workforce, a survey has found. The leading More...19 March 2013 12:11
Work-related stress does not appear to increase the risk of developing cancer, according to an analysis of previous medical studies.
The review of 12 studies was led by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University College London, an More...08 March 2013 00:01
Almost one-third (30%) of UK HR directors have said that "employee burnout" is common in their organisations, with excessive workloads the main cause of factors such as increased sick leave, lateness and reduced productivity.
A survey by recrui More...25 February 2013 13:17
More than half of British adults say their life is more stressful than five years ago, with money and work topping the list of anxieties, and people are now three times more likely to turn to alcohol rather than their GP to help them deal with their str More...05 February 2013 00:01
Older men with stressful jobs and little power to make decisions are more likely to suffer with heart disease than their peers with less job strain, according to a study published in Occupational Medicine , the journal of the Society of Occupationa More...03 January 2013 00:01
Therapy is only one of many interventions that can help people with mental health problems return to the workplace. But Dr Rob Hampton highlights evidence from the Fit for Work pilot programmes on how non-clinical approaches can be effective.
Stress More...01 January 2013 09:00
Over recent decades, as the UK economy has shifted from manufacturing to service industries so the traditional workplace illnesses have shifted from physical injuries to stress-related injuries. Society and employers have become more aware of, and sympa More...04 December 2012 15:48
Health checks causing stress Visiting a doctor for a general check-up or health "MOT" is unlikely to lead to the identification of a condition... More...23 November 2012 00:01
Stress is the number one health risk for British businesses, according to research from Group Risk Development, the trade body for the group risk industry.
The survey of more than 500 employers found that 21% considered stress and mental health issu More...21 November 2012 00:01
Long hours and pressure brought on by the economic downturn mean one in three employees faces excessive pressure at work, according to a survey by consultancy Towers Watson.
Its Global Workforce Study , which surveyed 32,000 employees worldwid More...19 November 2012 11:35
University and higher education staff are suffering stress levels considerably higher than most of the British working population, as long hours, intense workloads and budgetary cuts erode their health and wellbeing, a union has warned.
A survey of More...27 October 2012 09:00
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
More than one in four HR directors in Britain admit they have no formal policy to manage stress or anxiety, research has found. Other studies, meanwhile, are highlighting that many workers feel overloaded and are working very long hours. As a resu More...30 September 2012 08:30
HR body the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has launched two guides to help employers better manage the stress levels of staff. In August, the organisation unveiled guidance to help employers improve financial awareness and he More...06 September 2012 09:00
Employees who experience distressing incidents at work may develop feelings that prevent them from returning to the scene. Employers can take steps to minimise the post-traumatic impact of such events.
Many employees are at risk of experiencin More...03 September 2012 09:00
Reducing stress levels within an organisation can be achieved by adopting simple techniques such as engaging all levels of the workforce to make them feel more valued, says Carole Spiers, the author of a new book on stress management.
Managing workp More...03 September 2012 09:00
Occupational health teams should be encouraged to get behind the concept of mindfulness, an alternative approach to helping staff cope with pressure experienced in the workplace, says Suzy Bashford.
The UK's first Mindfulness at Work conference More...03 September 2012 09:00
A US study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research has argued that while it had been thought that police officers were more generally resilient to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than other workers following the New York terrorist attacks More...02 July 2012 12:38