Wellbeing

Healthy worker

The UK’s healthiest companies revealed

The 2015 Britain’s Healthiest Company awards have recognised healthcare company  Johnson & Johnson as the healthiest large company, fitness company Adidas UK the healthiest medium-sized company and insurer Old Mutual as the healthiest small company. The awards, launched in 2013, are based on Britain’s largest and most comprehensive annual workplace wellness survey and this year […]

Retirement

Retirement is good for you after all

Retired people are using their leisure time to become healthier than when they were working, research suggests. A study presented at the annual congress of the European Economic Association in Mannheim, Germany, provides a corrective to the conventional view that retirement is the first stage in a person’s declining health. After studying data on German retirees, […]

NHS

NHS workers to be offered Zumba classes to help cut sickness rates

NHS workers are to be offered counselling, physiotherapy and Zumba classes as part of a new drive to cut sickness rates. Staff absences are estimated to cost the NHS some £2.4bn a year. Under the measures, NHS organisations will be told to serve healthier food, promote exercise, reduce stress and provide regular health checks. Workers will […]

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AMAZON IN MORE HOT WATER OVER TREATMENT OF UK EMPLOYEES

Employees in Amazon’s UK distribution centres have developed physical and mental illnesses because of their punishing work arrangements, the GMB trade union has claimed The American giant had a “chew them up and spit them out” attitude to its distribution centre staff in the UK, the union told The Times newspaper. The claims came after The New […]

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Wellness Programs: You’re Throwing Money Away If You Only Focus On Engagement

Nearly 80 percent of employers offer some form of wellness program, according to a 2015 Business Wire survey. And for good reason: An effective program provides a slew of benefits, from increased employee productivity and morale to a better healthcare bottom line. But with so much conflicting information surrounding employee wellness programs, it’s easy to […]

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ONE IN FOUR EMPLOYEES PESTERED BY BOSS WHILE ON HOLIDAY

  With the school summer holidays upon us, many people are looking forward to a well-deserved break from work. Your out of office is on, you’ve packed your suitcase and printed your boarding pass, but you might still find yourself struggling to switch off from work. Particularly given new research from Mind has found that […]

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HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES SUFFERING FROM FATIGUE AND APATHY

  Half of UK workers, the equivalent to 15 million people  (51%), sometimes feel pressurised or exhausted by work , according to the new Britain at Work Study; with Brits regularly working over their contracted hours, sacrificing social and family arrangements and sometimes coming home from work exhausted. The study, which paints a mixed picture […]

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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 […]

work health

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 […]