HR believes there is a link between physical fitness and absenteeism.
“Experts agree that only sitting or only standing while you work isn’t the solution.”
Alex Wilkins: More than ‘a bit of backache’, how badly set-up workstations harm workers and employers alike
At home or work the employer has the same legal obligations around health.
New research has found that 81 per cent of UK office workers spend between four and nine hours each day sitting at their desks, equating to an average of 67 sedentary days per person each year.
The findings, released on National Work From Home Day, reveal that over half of home-workers (51 per cent) have sustained injuries, aches and pains as a result of their working environment, which is 10 per cent1 more likely than those working in a ‘traditional’ workplace.
Across the UK, a total of 23 million working days will be lost in December, delivering a huge knock-on effect to both UK productivity and increased pressure on the NHS.
Rita Trehan: Opportunities for everyone – thoughts on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
I came across an article in Fast Company where one of the reporters interviewed two designers at Google. The topic: how to keep accessibility in mind when creating technology. The concept may sound simple, but in reality, it’s not necessarily as intuitive as it sounds.