Working life

Five reasons why everyone is so busy – Tony Crabbe

Business psychologist Tony Crabbe looks at the impact of technological progress on our lives and provides five reasons why we...

What drives job satisfaction in HR?

Happy in HR? Job satisfaction in the department

2 Apr 2014

They work long hours and more than half say they do not feel valued by their employer – yet more...

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The implications of occupational health’s ageing workforce

3 Jan 2014

As many OH professionals approach retirement, Nic Paton finds that there are too few younger nurses to replace them.Is OH...

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Sharing best practice with a new occupational health group

2 Dec 2013

A new group is bringing OH workers together with the aim of furthering their knowledge of workplace health. Stephen Haynes...

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A minute with… Laura Hare, head of HR, Jagex Games Studio

13 Nov 2013

How did you get into HR?
After completing a degree in marketing with business psychology, I wanted to pursue a...

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What will the next 20 years bring for occupational health?

4 Nov 2013

A report published in June on the role of OH over the next 20 years is already stimulating comment from...

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How to start using data and evidence in HR

28 Oct 2013

Evidence-based HR, the scientific approach to devising and implementing HR policies and practices, has gained traction over the past year....

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Winning with workplace health in the Global Healthy Workplace Awards

7 Oct 2013

The three winners of the Global Healthy Workplace Awards, sponsored by the Cigna Foundation, share an attribute: buy-in from senior...

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Helping young people with autism into work

1 Oct 2013

The National Autism Strategy aims to help all adults with autism into work. Kellie Nauls, project coordinator for the Moving...

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Stepping up audit practice in occupational health

1 Sep 2013

Five years ago, Dame Carol Black’s review of workplace health recommended that the occupational health profession raise its game. As...

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Survival of the fittest: the NHS Health at Work Network

9 Aug 2013

The new head of the NHS Health at Work Network faces many challenges amid a huge service shake-up.The NHS, we...

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Occupational health included as key part of benefits pilot

1 Aug 2013

The Government is to pilot schemes whereby people on sickness benefits have meetings with healthcare professionals, including occupational health nurses,...

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Barclays appoints Irene McDermott Brown as group HR director

25 Jul 2013

Irene McDermott Brown, pictured above, has been appointed as Barclays’ group human resources director, after nine months in the role as...

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Tests and assessments: the right tools for the job?

15 Jul 2013

Whether it is aptitude tests, Belbin, the nine-box grid or Myers-Briggs, HR professionals often find themselves facilitating cognitive or psychological assessments...

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HR leaders ‘overwhelmed’ by complexity

19 Jun 2013

A new survey of more than 1,300 HR leaders from across the globe has revealed that more than half strongly...

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