Wellbeing

Violence against retail staff increases 25%

Assaults on retail staff rose by a quarter last year, according to the Home Office, highlighting the need to better...

Ageist attitudes damage workers’ health and wellbeing

11 Jun 2018

Ageist attitudes in the workplace and across wider society harm the health and wellbeing of everybody as they get older,...

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Five ways to support employees during Ramadan

11 Jun 2018

As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan draws to a close this week, Ayesha Salahuddin from PWC looks at how...

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Job stress can heighten risk of premature death in men

7 Jun 2018

Stressful jobs are more likely to lead to premature death among men with heart problems, according to a 14-year study...

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Should mental health first aid be included in health and safety law?

7 Jun 2018

Under the health and safety regulations, employers have an obligation to intervene if an employee becomes physically unwell or is...

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Making the business case for ‘good’ sleep

1 Jun 2018

Employers are increasingly “waking up” to the effect poor-quality sleep can have on productivity and wellbeing, as well as directly...

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Two in five GPs plan to quit by 2022 amid workload concerns

31 May 2018

Two in five GPs in England plan to leave the profession in the next five years, as more than 90%...

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Average employee worked four days while unwell last year

29 May 2018

The average employee worked for more than four days when they were genuinely ill last year, while more than half...

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Toolkit helps employers tackle alcohol, tobacco and drug misuse

25 May 2018

Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England have published a toolkit to help employers support their staff in...

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Organisations underestimate value candidates place on wellbeing policies

25 May 2018

Employers are underestimating the importance potential candidates place on mental health and wellbeing policies when looking for a new role,...

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How HR can help stressed employees cope

20 May 2018

With Mental Health Awareness Week putting stress in the spotlight, HR teams are reminded of how they can play an...

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Four in 10 employees concerned about safety impact of colleagues who take drugs

18 May 2018

Four in 10 people believe that working alongside somebody who is under the influence of illegal drugs would make their...

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It’s not just about mental health awareness

18 May 2018

With the proliferation of recent reports on mental health and stress in the workplace, Mental Health Awareness Week couldn’t be...

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Construction should value health in the same way as safety

17 May 2018

The construction sector should give equal weight to managing the health of its workforce as it does to safety, and...

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Manufacturers should invest in wellbeing to boost productivity

16 May 2018

Manufacturers could increase their productivity by as much as 10% if they invested greater resources in improving employee wellbeing, a...

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