Wellbeing

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DEPRESSION IN THE WORKPLACE CALLS SOAR BY 40%

An analysis of calls made to EmployeeCare – Canada Life Group Insurance’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) has revealed that one in five (21%) calls made to the service in Q1 2015 were regarding mental health issues (anxiety, depression and stress). While stress accounted for the largest proportion of these calls (43%) – and the number […]

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OVER 1 IN 5 UK WORKPLACES ARE BAD FOR WORKERS’ HEALTH

  A study of 2,000 full and part time UK workers, published in The Health in the Workplace Report by One4all Rewards, has “highlighted the importance of employers making a conscious effort to look after the welfare of their workers”. In the past year, 11% of employees said that they had become ill as a […]

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MERCER ACQUIRES KEPLER ASSOCIATES

Mercer, a global talent, health, retirement and investments consultant, has acquired Kepler Associates. The acquisition strengthens Mercer’s UK capabilities in Executive Rewards, an area of growing importance in the global commercial marketplace. Founded in 2000, Kepler is a leading UK-based executive remuneration specialists and currently advises over 16% of FTSE350 Remuneration Committees, as well as […]

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ASSOCIATION FOR BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY ANNOUNCE 2015 WORKFORCE EXPERIENCE AWARDS

The Association for Business Psychology has held its 2015 Workforce Experience Awards to celebrate excellence in business psychology. Offering a platform for the celebration of excellence in Business Psychology, the Awards focused on demonstrating how “applying an understanding of the science of human behaviour can impact Workforce Experience and deliver commercial and practical value to […]

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Getting the Right Balance For Employee Engagement

Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the hot topics of the moment. There are hundreds of studies out there that have already (and continue to) come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world (only 13% of employees are engaged and 87% are not). Low employee engagement numbers correlate and often directly cause […]

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ALEKSANDRA JETS OFF TO SEYCHELLES AS COLOPLAST’S PETERBOROUGH EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Aleksandra Wilczynska, a deputy team leader at Peterborough-based medical devices company Coloplast (www.coloplast.com), will be jetting off to the Seychelles this month for an all-expenses-paid holiday with her boyfriend after being named as the company’s Peterborough Employee of the Year. Coloplast provides products and services that make life easier for people with very personal and […]

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Juggling the Work-Life Balance

For most people, juggling the demands of a career and a personal life is an ongoing challenge. Achieving the elusive “work-life balance” can often feel like an impossible goal, especially for people who strive to give everything 100%. In today’s “do more with less” competitive reality, how can we manage careers and families, and feel […]