News in brief

Unhappy guardians

HR staff – the guardians of workplace well-being – are the unhappiest workers of any profession in the UK, new research has shown.
Personnel Today, 14 June

Hearing at risk

The combination of noise and carbon monoxide exposure in the workplace increases hearing loss, according to a study of more than 8,600 workers carried out by Montral University.
Personnel Today, 7 June

Stress is weighty issue

Overworked and stressed employees are more likely to put on weight, according to academics in Finland. It found that workers with bad working conditions or experiencing ‘burnout’ were more likely to eat unhealthily and not take exercise.
Personnel Today, 17 May

Council smoking ban

Council staff at the London Borough of Brent have been banned from taking smoking breaks during the working day, except before and after work and during lunch breaks, from 1 July.
Personnel Today, 24 May

Healthiest workers

Cambridge has the healthiest workers in the UK, with almost half of the city’s commuters travelling on foot or by bicycle, research reveals. A new study by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy places the city at the top of the list of the healthiest workers.
Personnel Today, 16 June

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