The Alzheimer’s Society is calling for all businesses to create a dementia-friendly working environment and give staff with dementia and carers the opportunity to continue to play an active part in the workforce. Twenty percent of people living with dementia are under the age of retirement and, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, could be making a…
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Health and wellbeing have never been more trendy than they are now, but with measuring every aspect of our lives, working at treadmill desks and encouraging forced happiness, are we taking it all too far?
Despite the fact that bereavement will affect us all throughout our lives, it is commonly mismanaged in the workplace, with many people feeling that they are expected to cope alone. Joe Levenson suggests open communication for greater employee support.
The wellbeing industry is worth £10 billion per year, but how do we put ideals of health and happiness into practice to create a more mindful and productive working environment?
Cancer is predicted to affect one in two people at some point in their lifetime by 2020, which means a significant likelihood that it will impact upon employees and businesses. Dr Gordon Wishart explains how to deal with the implications for your workforce.
Staff hangovers might seem like a superficial issue among health and safety policies but the number of companies who have introduced a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol demonstrates the potential dangers of ‘legal highs’.
With the sedentary nature of office work drastically affecting absence and reducing productivity, encouraging regular movement could be the key to preventing the onset of MSDs.
The most common cause of employee absence is back or neck pain, with 31 million people suffering from musculoskeletal disorders in 2013. Could new approaches to treating the underlying causes of MSDs reduce the financial and social cost?
Leading HR conference and training provider, Symposium, our partner for our Health @ Work special edition this week, are offering our readers an exclusive £50 discount for their Health @ Work Summit at the Kensington Close Hotel in London on 11 June. The conference will provide senior HR and wellbeing practitioners with cutting edge strategies to…
As part of this week’s Health @ Work special edition, our poll this week asks about your company’s commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of its employees. There has been a welcome trend of more and more organisations of all sizes and sectors making employee health a key part of their people strategy and…
His own experience suffering from mental health breakdowns led Steve Walter to promote a narrative approach to handling mental health in the workplace. He encourages close communication in order to address the individual needs of each employee.
Small changes can mean the world for employees coping with a mental health disorder. With the number of diagnoses of depression and anxiety growing implementing effective support systems help both your staff and your business.
Absence and presenteeism are costing UK business millions every year, but who is really responsible for employee health and what is the benefit of buying into a wellbeing scheme?