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Tools to prevent, reduce and manage stress in the workplace

HSE says there are six key factors which, if not properly managed, are associated with poor health, lower productivity and increased accident and sickness absence rates and urges employers to review the stress-causing factors in their workplaces and the work that their employees do. Read More

20 things about absence and health in 20 years

After 20 years of Health and wellbeing at work surveys, the CIPD has reflected on what has changed – and what's stayed the same – over the years… Read More

Manufacturing: Sickness absence on the rise, according to Make UK

The statistics gathered showed that the overall absence rate increased slightly in 2018 to 2.3%, which was up from 2.2% in the previous year. Read More

Sick days among British workers at record low

The average number of sickness absence days taken by UK workers has fallen to the lowest rate on record, according to official figures. Read More

The real reason employees call in sick: one fifth mask stress as a physical illness

UK employees have revealed the real reason they call in sick – despite claiming to have a physical health problem, they admit it’s actually stress (21%), anxiety (18%) and/or depression (20%). Read More

Leadership, communication, education and support – are these the keys to managing workplace mental health and wellbeing?

Health and Wellbeing @ Work conference highlights day one The 12th Health and Wellbeing @ Work conference, taking place on Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week: The business risks of not tackling mental health

Mike Blake, Director at Willis PMI Group, explains how companies may be leaving themselves exposed to potential risk by failing to establish a culture of openness around mental health. Read More

Throwback Thursday: Presenteeism

In an article from August 2007, Zara Whysall explains how investigating the problem of presenteeism – when employees come into Read More

Thinking differently about value

When we talk about creating value, our mind focuses on the pounds and pence. How can a project – an Read More

Winter is coming but is your business ready?

By Nigel Crunden, business specialist at Office Depot With winter fast approaching, business owners should be reminded of their responsibility to Read More



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