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Uncontrolled stress in the workplace – taming the beast

Stress. We all experience it at some point. Some more than others, and some more acutely than others. For some people, a certain amount of stress is important in order for them to remain focused and determined to achieve. For … Continue reading

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Effect of ill health in the workplace on worker productivity

According to research by Price Waterhouse Coopers, the annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to almost £29 billion for UK organisations. This is a mind-boggling figure, but to put it into some context, the cost of sickness absence was … Continue reading

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Sickness absence: the health of the nation

In the current environment of job insecurity, increased pressure at work and the subsequent increases in stress and stress related issues, occupational health services are more indispensable than ever. Occupational health is a term we’ve all heard and one that … Continue reading

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Occupational health? Who needs it?

There are many strong arguments to support an organisational focus on occupational health (often described as “the promotion and maintenance of physical and mental well-being of all staff and the prevention of ill health”). It is definitely in an organisation’s … Continue reading

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‘In Business for Good’ – free virtual summit on wellbeing at work

‘In Business for Good’ is a free virtual summit, which is being held next week (24-28 June). Each year the summit aims to enable small organisations to showcase and share good practice on a particular theme. This year’s summit will … Continue reading

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Link between worker health/wellbeing and productivity

According to the latest ‘Health, Wellbeing and Productivity’ survey by Towers Watson, only a minority of employers understand the link between worker health and productivity. The survey revealed that although 69% of respondents claimed that they are planning to develop … Continue reading

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The benefits of the humble lunch break – wellbeing, productivity, decreased sickness absence?

A recent BBC report focused on the importance of office workers getting away from their desks during their lunch break. A survey carried out with 600 office workers found that: 54% regularly work through their lunch break. 53% believed the … Continue reading

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Mental health in the workplace

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 21-27 May and aims to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing with a particular focus on how doing good and helping others is good for mental health. One in four people … 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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How discouraging smoking is in the interests of employers

This year’s national No Smoking Day is taking place on 14 March 2012. Most of us don’t need to be reminded of the significant health risks associated with smoking, such as: heart disease (the main cause of death amongst smokers); … Continue reading

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