Noel O'Reilly

Noel O'Reilly

About Noel O'Reilly

I am editor of Occupational Health and Employers' Law magazines and a senior editor on Personnel Today, focusing on employment law and all aspects of HR strategy and practice. Follow me on Twitter @noeloreilly where I share resources and discuss trends in HR strategy. Previous roles have included editor of Personnel Today, and deputy editor of Doctor, a news magazine for GPs. I am interested in all aspects of workplace organisation and relationships.
2016 winner Barclays' youth initiatives had a positive impact on local communities,  impressing the judges

Personnel Today Awards 2017: Youth Employment Initiative

22 Sep 2017

In our continuing series of articles profiling those who have successfully made the shortlist for this year’s Personnel Today Awards,...

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flexible working for parents

Acas study urges higher take-up of flexible working 

13 Sep 2017

A report published today by Acas calls for more flexible working for parents returning to work after parental leave as...

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Virgin Management collect their 2016 Award for Health & Wellbeing

Personnel Today Awards 2017: Award for Health and Wellbeing

1 Sep 2017

As we continue our round up of organisations to have made the shortlists for this year’s Personnel Today Awards, it’s...

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medical malpractice indemnity policy

New SOM medical malpractice indemnity policy for occupational health practitioners

31 Aug 2017

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) is offering a new medical malpractice indemnity policy for nurses who work in occupational...

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corporate wellbeing

Workplace wellbeing strategies linked to HR goals are on the rise

3 Mar 2017

Higher numbers of employers have adopted workplace wellbeing strategies in the past year than in previous years and they are...

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Are some complementary therapies used in work and wellbeing programmes  just  “plain daft”, despite their widespread use?

IES conference: the good, the bad and the plain daft in work and wellbeing

2 Jan 2017

The recent annual conference of the Institute for Employment Studies took place just after the health and disability Green Paper...

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Ken Loach and Paul Laverty at the launch of Daniel Blake, a film highlighting the work capability issues and welfare cuts.Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock

“Broken” fit note and fit for work scheme face overhaul

1 Nov 2016

The Government has announced plans to overhaul the GP fit note and statutory sick pay, as well as reform the...

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Cancer accounts for 31% of  long-term sickness absence  claims paid, with breast  cancer accounting for almost half.

Cancer is top cause of long-term sickness absence claims, report shows

8 Sep 2016

Cancer accounts for almost one-third of all long-term sickness absence claims paid through income protection in the last year, according...

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disability related absence

Call for right to return to work within a year for people on disability-related sickness absence

29 Jun 2016

A thinktank has called for a right-to-return-to-work period of one year for people on disability-related sickness absence or with long-term...

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Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing launches major survey of OH nurses

4 May 2016

The group leading the development of a new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) has launched a survey of OH...

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sedentary working

Get up, stand up: evidence on sedentary working shows employees need to get moving

1 Apr 2016

Friday 29 April is On your feet Britain day, which aims to raise awareness of the ill-effects of sedentary working....

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Three common possible reasons for a referral to occupational health

3 Mar 2016

The Society of Occupational Medicine has collated what it has concluded are three common scenarios why employers do, or do...

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Raising the profile of employee wellbeing: Professor Cary Cooper calls on firms to create cultures that enhance wellbeing

CIPD urges employers: link employee wellbeing to business strategy

27 Jan 2016

UK employers must address a “wellbeing vacuum” and make employee wellbeing a bottom-line issue, says a report published today by...

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occupational health

Evolution of occupational health part 3: education and competencies

23 Jan 2016

The third part of a series of articles on the evolution of OH focuses on OH nurse competencies and education. ...

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occupational health

Evolution of occupational health part 1: pioneers and 21st century challenges

8 Jan 2016

Part one of a four-part special report by Noel O’Reilly looks at how the specialty has evolved, what the drivers...

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