Wellbeing vacuum in the workplace putting both people and businesses at risk

Despite increased business awareness of the importance of actively supporting health and well-being in the workplace, there remains a stubborn ‘implementation gap’ in UK workplaces, which is threatening individuals’ health and long-term business sustainability. This is according to a new report from the CIPD, ‘Growing the health and well-being agenda: From first steps to full […]

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Financial Times to partner with VitalityHealth in workplace wellness survey

VitalityHealth has teamed with the Financial Times to launch Britain’s Healthiest Workplace. The survey will measure employer and employee responses to questions about health and lifestyle, providing an overview of Britain’s workplace culture and an understanding of how health can be improved. The survey, originally launched as Britain’s Healthiest Company in 2013, has become the […]

Mental Health

One in three say their organisation is negative about mental health problems

Recent research from Canada Life Group Insurance reveals that over half (57%) of UK employees have suffered from mental health problems while in employment, and a third (33%) say their employer approaches mental health issues in a negative way. Over one in ten (13%) employees say their organisation is dismissive and doesn’t take mental health […]

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Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year is upon us

January 18 has been marked down as Blue Monday – the third Monday of January, when everything is supposedly at its most depressing. But was the day ever actually based on anything, or is it just a massive PR job? How was Blue Monday worked out? Psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall first calculated  that Blue Monday was mega […]

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Call Centre workers have put on stone in weight in past year

One in five office workers have put on at least a stone in weight in the past year, and most believe spending all day at their desk is affecting their health, a new study has shown. A survey of 2,000 workers revealed that three out of four only leave their desk to go to the […]

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How big data can resolve stress at work

On the eve of National Stress Awareness Day, Tom Marsden discusses how stress at work is a problem for everyone, not just the individual, and what businesses can do to prevent it Tomorrow is National Stress Awareness Day, so it’s as good a time as ever to take stock of the nature of our workplaces […]


Stress makes one in five sick but almost all lie about the reason

As National Stress Awareness Day approaches research reveals stress has forced one in five workers (19%) to call in sick, and 93 per cent of these people say they have lied to their boss about the real reason for not turning up. Wednesday 4th November marks National Stress Awareness Day (NSAD), an annual event organised […]


Well-Being Enhances Benefits of Employee Engagement

Story Highlights Engagement and well-being are keys to employee performance Just 32% of U.S. workers are engaged in their jobs Leaders can make a substantial difference in employee well-being Two major factors influence employee performance, Gallup has found: engagement and well-being. Gallup measures engagement for employees through the Q12 survey, which consists of 12 actionable […]

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Over a fifth (22%) of the UK workforce did not use all their paid holiday allowance in 2014, according to the latest research from Canada Life Group Insurance. The findings suggest employees are being prevented from taking the time off they are entitled to. The number of employees not taking their full holiday allowance has […]

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More staff working when they are sick, say employers

Nearly a third of employers have reported an increase in people coming to work while they are ill. The survey of nearly 600 employers finds that 31% of employers have seen an increase in so-called ‘presenteeism’ in the last 12 months. The annual CIPD / Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey  also shows that presenteeism is more […]