Wellbeing

Royal Opera House loses appeal against musician’s hearing loss ruling

The Royal Opera House has lost an appeal against a landmark ruling which found it liable for a musician’s severe...

Older workers wait 54 days before seeking mental health advice

17 Apr 2019

Despite two-thirds of over-55s experiencing symptoms of mental ill health, workers in this age group are most likely to delay...

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Understaffing increases work-related stress, survey finds

16 Apr 2019

Colleagues, especially a lack of them or if they’re not pulling their weight, are the biggest causes of work-related stress,...

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Majority of absence and presenteeism could be addressed by ‘targeted’ employer support

15 Apr 2019

Three-quarters of ill health-related presenteeism and absence in 2018 came from factors that employers could have influenced or addressed, according...

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Organisations should improve support for bereaved staff, research suggests

15 Apr 2019

Bereaved employees could struggle to cope with stressful and demanding work after they return to work if appropriate support is...

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Menstruation: Is period pain a disability?

12 Apr 2019

Many men and women still view menstruation as a taboo topic and feel uncomfortable talking about periods, even though they...

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Hot desking affects wellbeing for eight in 10 office workers

10 Apr 2019

Eight in 10 office workers claim workplace seating arrangements – including hot desking – have a negative effect on their...

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Worker loses £300,000 compensation claim after injury at Christmas party

10 Apr 2019

A charity worker has lost a £300,000 claim for compensation after she was picked up and dropped at her Christmas...

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Poor management has led to spike in stress absence

9 Apr 2019

Stress-related absence has increased for two-fifths of organisations in the past year, according to new research from the CIPD and Simplyhealth.

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Webinar: Managing sickness absence during pregnancy

9 Apr 2019

Employers need to take particular care when managing sickness absence during pregnancy as the legal framework protecting pregnant employees is...

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Shift work ‘increases coronary artery disease risk’

1 Apr 2019

Shift work has a harmful effect on cardiovascular function, with the risk of developing coronary artery disease increasing the longer...

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A tenth of women experience ‘unmanageable’ stress

1 Apr 2019

One in 10 female employees in the UK are finding their stress “unmanageable”, with heavy workloads and financial worries among...

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Engineer lets rip at flatulent manager in bid for compensation

26 Mar 2019

An engineer in Australia is demanding almost £1m in compensation ($AUS 1.8m) because his manager constantly farted in their small,...

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‘Hop-desking’: BrewDog launches remote working initiative

22 Mar 2019

Many remote workers frequently take advantage of coffee shops’ free wi-fi and power outlets but now pubs are trying to...

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Two in five men avoid talking about mental health worries

21 Mar 2019

The charity Samaritans has launched a campaign to encourage men to seek help if they have a mental health worry...

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