Ann McCracken: How to position wellbeing as business critical and getting buy-in
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?
Dr Nick Summerton: Reducing the ramifications of chronic pain and 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?
Yvonne Humphries: Sitting is the new smoking
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.
Joanne Boyle: The Kaltoft decision – implications in a modern workplace
With obesity in the UK becoming a rising concern, HR departments need to be aware of the potential legal risks associated with the treatment of severely overweight staff and the implications this can have on the business.
Lauren Booker: Dealing with alcohol misuse at work
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’.
Professor Gordon Wishart: How cancer will affect your business – and what you can do about it
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.
More support for employee well-being tops employer’s election wish list
New research reveals that employers want more support for employee well-being and mental health to come from the new government.
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