Tag Archives: health and wellbeing

Tips for healthly staff and a healthy workplace

We’re becoming increasingly aware of the business benefits of keeping employees healthy and productive. But how can we actually achieve that aim? We’ve put together some practical tips for keeping the workplace (and the people who work in it) healthy. … Continue reading

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The problem with January – health and wellbeing in the New Year

Our penultimate blog of 2011 highlighted how the stresses and strains of the festive season can affect people’s health (Risks to health during the festive season). Many people become stressed in the pre-Christmas period as they struggle to cope with … Continue reading

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How the art of listening can improve employee health and wellbeing

The notion of ‘listening to employees’ sounds simple enough but it isn’t necessarily always easy unless managers have mastered the art of listening. A lot can be learned by truly listening to employees’ concerns, comments and even criticism of the … Continue reading

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Self Care Week 2011 – encouraging people to look after their own health and wellbeing

Self Care Week 2011 aims to encourage people to look after their own health. Continue reading

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Mental health problems at work

Work is important for mental health and wellbeing as it can promote self-esteem and identity, a sense of fulfilment, opportunities for social interaction, as well as being a source of income. But work can have negative effects too with prolonged … Continue reading

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Suggested link between sedentary jobs and bowel cancer

Most full-time employees spend the majority of their waking hours at work. Many will find themselves driving to work, sitting at an office desk, and driving home again, particularly with advances in technology that have made some forms of work … Continue reading

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Reducing the risk of employees struggling with back pain at work

Tom Pellereau’s business plan aiming to tackle the problem of back pain in the workplace by providing offices with a range of specially-designed chairs helped see him through to becoming the winner of this year’s ‘The Apprentice’. Tom’s idea of … Continue reading

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Seasonal flu – employers should encourage at-risk staff to be vaccinated

Last week the BBC reported on figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) that showed that last winter’s flu outbreak claimed 602 lives in the UK, with more than 70% of these deaths among 15- to 64-year-olds. The HPA figures … Continue reading

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