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Workplace wellness – some ideas

Workplace wellness programmes are a set of initiatives set out by organisations with the aim of creating a healthier workforce. They are based on the premise that healthier and happier employees will be more committed and productive, which will benefit … Continue reading

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Eczema in the workplace

This week (15-23 September) is National Eczema Week, which is organised by the National Eczema Society, the only charity for eczema patients in the UK. As part of this awareness-raising campaign, the National Eczema Society will be: producing updated versions … Continue reading

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Cutting sickness absence and presenteeism – making workplaces healthier

The financial and operational effects of sickness absence are considerable, especially for small organisations. According to the most recent independent review of sickness absence*, sickness absence costs the economy around £15 billion a year. There are direct and indirect costs … Continue reading

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Ten reasons to call the Adviceline

Interactions with our Adviceline service (i.e. calls to our occupational health nurses, questions asked online, etc.) are at an all-time high. So what particular issues are users of our service facing that make them turn to us? We’ve listed ten … Continue reading

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British employees working through their annual leave entitlement

According to a YouGov/Croner poll report, 52% of the British employees surveyed (those who are not self-employed) admit to having worked through their holidays. Furthermore, nearly one in five (18%) surveyed said they make a regular habit of it. Every … Continue reading

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Presenteeism and its impact on organisational performance

Most organisations are aware that they need to manage absenteeism and record absence trends. However, presenteeism (employees coming to work when they actually feel they are too ill to work) and the impact it has on organisational performance may not … Continue reading

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Incentivising attendance – thinking beyond cash incentives

It is estimated that the UK economy loses 150 million working days to sickness absence each year. This led the Government to call for a major review of sickness absence in February 2011. The independent review aims to increase the … Continue reading

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Employers’ roles in dealing with employee stress

The British Academy was inspired to carry out research into work-related stress (‘Stress at Work’) on the basis that the evidence of work stress began emerging during the 1990’s, a period of relative economic prosperity. So what would stress levels … Continue reading

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Work IS good for you!

In March 2008, Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of Britain’s working age population was published and the fit note was implemented in April 2010. Then, in the autumn of 2010, research was carried out with 4,185 GPs in … Continue reading

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