Tags: sickness

The government should offer tax breaks to employers offering good-quality rehabilitation services designed to help the long-term sick return to work. This is the view of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which claims such a move would boost the provision of these services. At present they are only offered by 48 per…

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has published a set of guidelines to encourage staff to get more active. The organisation believes that currently, between 65 per cent of men and 76 per cent of women do not get enough physical exercise and, with employees spending up to 60 per cent of their waking…

Managers who have gaps in their skills can end up overloading their colleagues with work, an expert has warned. According to Professor Cary Cooper from the Lancaster University Management School, thanks to poor management, stress-related illnesses are now the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK. He said: "If you think about the negative…

With this week (April 21st-26th) representing Depression Awareness Week, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has taken the opportunity to highlight the issue of mental ill health at work. According to research conducted by the organisation in 2006, poor mental health is the second largest cause of lost time due to sickness absence…

Ill health is costing Britain around £100 billion each year, according to the findings of a new report. Conducted by Dame Carol Black, the Working for a Healthier Tomorrow review recommends that, in order to reduce this hefty toll, urgent and comprehensive reforms concerning health and work need to be instituted. She stated: "For most…