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Following best practice in occupational health has wider business benefits, evidence from HSE shows

There’s a simple way of increasing business efficiency that many executives overlook, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

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Wellbeing technology in the workplace: a guide

30 Nov 2017

In the first part of a new major series on wellbeing technology in the workplace, Stephen Haynes outlines the range...

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Older workers and heat stress: challenges of working in a hot environment

30 Nov 2017

The number of older people in the workforce is increasing and with it the risks related to older workers and...

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Managing obesity in the workplace

30 Nov 2017

Employers dealing with obesity in the workplace have to contend with misunderstanding, stigma, lifestyles outside work and several other issues....

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Why it’s not smart to take smart drugs to boost performance at work

30 Nov 2017

Smart drugs have been pushed as a way to improve workplace performance, but what are the risks and do the...

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Should employers give more holiday to non-smokers?

23 Nov 2017

A Japanese-based firm recently granted its non-smoking employees additional holiday. Should UK employers follow suit by considering introducing such a...

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Hannover Re takes premium prize in Award for Health and Wellbeing

22 Nov 2017

By detailing the success of its management development schemes designed to improve wellbeing, reinsurance giant Hannover Re won over the...

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How communication can support better mental health at work

21 Nov 2017

Employers are arguably more open to mental health conversations than ever before, realising the benefits of supporting staff through stress...

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Is national adult physical activity guidance fit for all?

2 Nov 2017

There is much evidence of the health benefits of national adult physical activity guidance, but more research is needed on...

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Public Health England campaign aims to boost employee health in small businesses

2 Nov 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has launched an initiative to support small businesses to improve work health.
It has linked up...

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Workplace health promotion

Does workplace health promotion work? A review of the evidence

2 Nov 2017

Questions raised about the quality of studies reporting return on investment from workplace health promotion initiatives make it worth examining...

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Assaults by patients on mental health staff are soaring

2 Nov 2017

Mental health staff in the UK are working in a “powder keg” environment, as assaults by patients soar, an investigation...

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Evidence shows that a 360-degree approach to assessing board behaviour can reduce employee stress levels.

Boardroom leadership is the key to lower employee stress

2 Nov 2017

Evidence shows that leadership style has a major impact on levels of employee stress. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, an occupational psychologist and...

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How not to make HR decisions that come back to haunt you

HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

31 Oct 2017

Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra...

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Paul Farmer:"Every employer in the UK has a responsibility to support employees with mental health problems and promote the mental wellbeing of their entire workforce."

Mental health at work review calls for legal changes as thousands lose jobs

26 Oct 2017

A high-level review of mental health at work has found that 300,000 people lose their jobs every year due to...

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