Tags: Alcohol

Majority of employers would not dismiss an employee for drink driving at work

Employers are being urged to implement zero-tolerance policies on at-work drink- and drug-driving by road safety charity Brake, as a Brake and Licence Bureau survey finds fewer than half (44%) would dismiss an employee for driving over the legal alcohol limit. Published yesterday (14 May) in a report for employers with staff who drive for…

Lauren Booker: Dealing with alcohol misuse at work

Deaths from alcohol-related liver disease are increasing at a time when death rates from all other chronic conditions are falling. This statement, taken from the evidence-based alcohol strategy for the UK Health First, tells us two things. Firstly, the issue of substance misuse within society as a whole is not about to become any less…

Bid to help UK firms combat workplace drugs hazard

A global health business has teamed up with a host of leading UK experts in substance misuse for a ground-breaking project to help businesses cope with the issue among workers, believed to cost UK industry billions of pounds a year. Synergy Health, which has its headquarters in Swindon, is working with Alcohol Concern and other…

9 out of 10 employers have had an employment issue arising from a Christmas party

The office Christmas party is often the one time of year when all employees are brought together in a social environment, usually with liberal amounts of alcohol thrown into the mix. Generally, the outcome is positive; colleagues get to know one another, make friends, and harmony is promoted. That is not, however, always the result.…

One in four young workers drink to get ahead at work

One in four under 35 year olds admitted they have drunk alcohol to get ahead according to a survey commissioned by recruitment consultants Adecco. The research, taken from Adecco’s Employment Study, found that employees under 35 were most likely to alter their behaviour in pursuit of career progression. The survey looked at some of tactics…

‘Hidden alcoholics’ a problem in the workplace

The drinking habits of professionals have once again been thrust into the spotlight in a prime time documentary. Panorama saw Alastair Campbell investigate the rise of ‘hidden alcoholics’ in Britain — middle-class professionals who manage to function despite their dependence on alcohol. The show followed on from findings revealed by leading medical journal The Lancet,…

Employers should be made to tackle workplace alcohol abuse

Drink awareness charity, Alcohol Concern, has written to the Government to call for a greater focus on alcohol issues in the workplace. The leading national charity has recommended to Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, that a specific policy to address alcohol be included as an explicit requirement in the Corporate…

G4S have developed a new service that aims to help employers in key business sectors ensure safer working environments, cutting accidents and improving the bottom line. Andy Lane, at G4S Regional Security, part of G4S Secure Solutions, said: “The misuse of alcohol and drugs can have a severe impact on business performance. It can, for…