Tags: Long-term sickness

Employers advised to assess how they support stressed staff

Research from Canada Life Group has found that 61% of UK employees that were surveyed felt that 2012 was more stressful than 2011. The prospects for 2013 does look slightly more positive with 30% of the 1,613 people surveyed expecting it to be less stressful than the previous year. However it is more concerning that…

Two-fifths have suffered redundancy or long-term illness at work

But just 15% of workers have any form of insurance against ill health, MetLife research shows More than two-fifths of employees have been made redundant or suffered long-term ill health during their working life, new research* from MetLife shows. The nationwide study shows 20% have been made redundant at some point in their working life…

Teresa Budworth:Help make the pain go away

If you’ve ever suffered from back pain, and 4 out of 5 of us will at some time in our lives, you’ll know how debilitating it can be. Personally, I swear by physiotherapists. This comes from my own personal experience of back pain. Physio has certainly given me relief and helped resolve pain for several…

Long-term absence is not only an issue for over two-thirds of employers (69%) – it can also have a major impact on their staff, says a news report from Aviva UK Health. In a survey conducted to identify both employee and employer concerns about absence issues, Aviva has found that staff sickness frequently causes low…