Wellbeing

Two-thirds don’t offer specific mental health support for workers abroad

Just a third of businesses with staff who work abroad have a specific mental health policy in place, a survey...

Nearly a third of employers report rise in time off for mental health

10 Aug 2018

Almost one in three businesses have seen an increase in the number of employees taking time off to cope with...

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‘Significant’ sickness absence more likely at larger employers than smaller firms

10 Aug 2018

Organisations with 250 or more staff are more likely to have a ‘significant’ absence issue than smaller businesses, with sickness...

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Project to map defibrillators launched to improve heart attack survival rate

8 Aug 2018

The NHS and several other organisations have joined forces to map all of the UK’s defibrillators, which they hope will...

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Staff contradict employers to state finance is biggest concern

3 Aug 2018

Financial wellbeing is employees’ biggest overall concern, research has found – although their employers suggest other issues, such as work-life...

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Action to alleviate rail chaos under way as commuter stress levels soar

30 Jul 2018

Northern rail has today reinstated 75% of the routes it had scrapped in the wake of botched timetable changes as,...

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Work-related fatalities and fines increase prompts health and safety warning

30 Jul 2018

Employers have been urged to ensure that the health and safety of their workforce is a priority as fatal work-related...

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Nearly half of employees do nothing to tackle work-related stress

27 Jul 2018

Almost half (48%) of workers in the UK do little or nothing to relieve work-related stress, a survey has found,...

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Flu vaccination saves UK economy up to £28.9m in sick day costs

26 Jul 2018

Widespread use of the flu vaccination could save up to £28.9 million in averted sick day costs, in addition to...

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MPs call for maximum workplace temperature to be set

26 Jul 2018

As the heatwave continues across the UK, MPs have urged the government to introduce a maximum workplace temperature – especially...

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What is the maximum workplace temperature? City workers head outside to enjoy the sunshine. Photo: REX

The heat is on: six summer employment issues

26 Jul 2018

MPs on the House of Commons environmental audit committee have urged Public Health England to advise employers to allow flexible...

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Mental health support: moving beyond the hashtag

16 Jul 2018

A new framework from Acas has highlighted how employers, managers and individuals all have a role to play in tackling...

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One in five diabetics disciplined for taking time off

16 Jul 2018

More needs to be done to educate employers about their responsibilities to diabetic workers, it has been claimed, as it...

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Toolkit seeks to help employers support domestic abuse victims

12 Jul 2018

Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England have released a toolkit which they hope will equip employers with...

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Police complain about accommodation ahead of Trump visit

12 Jul 2018

Police officers brought in to ensure US president Donald Trump’s visit to the UK runs smoothly have complained about the...

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