Wellbeing

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BETTER HUMANS PROVEN TO RE-ENERGISE EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE

It is a well-known fact that healthier and happier people perform better at work. Increasingly, health and well-being are becoming central to every forward-thinking company’s strategic plan. However, ensuring that employees are healthy in mind and body can be a difficult and time-consuming task.   Better Humans is a start-up, based in Edinburgh, which offers […]

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JOHN LEWIS TAKES £36M PROFITS HIT FOR FAILURE TO PAY MINIMUM WAGE

John Lewis has taken a £36m hit to profits to cover potential back payments to staff after breaching National Minimum Wage rules. The retailer said the issue related to the use of pay averaging, which spreads workers’ pay evenly over the year. It said employees were paid the correct amount over the course of the […]

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ONE IN FIVE SAY THEY SLEEP POORLY MOST NIGHTS

Curtains and interior accessories specialist Curtains.com has recently created an infographic exploring the nation’s sleeping habits, which seems to confirm a commonly held view: sleep quality in the UK leaves much to be desired.   With as many as 22% of the population saying they sleep poorly most nights (and a further 5% reporting that […]

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UK BUSINESSES SUFFERING FROM ‘PRESENTEEISM’ WITH OVER HALF OF EMPLOYEES COMING INTO WORK WHEN SICK

New research from Fellowes, based on responses from 4,000 employees and 500 business leaders across Europe, demonstrates that ‘presenteeism’ is one of the biggest threats to UK workplace productivity To coincide with World Day for Safety and Health at Work, global office solutions brand, Fellowes, has today launched new research urging business leaders to tackle […]

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MORE THAN 20M PEOPLE IN THE UK ARE INACTIVE SAYS BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1.2bn each year. Harriet Mulvaney experienced a heart attack at 44 and decided to make changes to her lifestyle. […]