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Data reveals suicide risk by country for overseas employees

According to data released today by Towergate Health & Protection, 1.3% of overseas employees who contact a global EAP for support are flagged as being at risk of suicide. With the theme of this World Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September 2023 - being ‘creating hope through action’, Towergate Health & Protection is asking employers to act to put mental health and suicide prevention support in place for all staff overseas.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, head of international - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 10 September 2023

Refuing to work in extreme heat – what are employee rights?

If you’re concerned that your work environment is unsafe or you haven’t been provided with the right equipment for your working conditions, John Johnston, head of e-commerce at Workwear Express has highlighted all of the safety regulations and guidelines that should be followed, and the rights you have as an employee.

Contributor: John Johnston, head of e-commerce - Workwear Express | Published: 8 September 2023

The link between bullying, harassment, and imposter syndrome

A recent survey found that 47% of UK employees have observed bullying or harassment in their workplace, with 1 in 10 experiencing it themselves. This demonstrates the severity of the issue, and the negative impact bullying, harassment and consequent feelings of imposter syndrome can have on people’s careers and wellbeing.

Contributor: Bertrand Stern-Gillet, CEO - Health Assured | Published: 24 August 2023

Health budgets struggling to compete with other HR costs

According to new research from GRiD, the industry body for the group risk sector, affordability - competing with budget for other business needs - was cited as the biggest challenge in supporting the health and wellbeing of staff, by 30% of employers. However, 98% of those that measure the impact to the business in supporting staff say it is positive.

Contributor: Katharine Moxham - GRiD | Published: 24 August 2023

Fears over personal safety, amid UK taxi shortage

With a reputation for long days and late working hours, personal safety within the Professional Servies sector is an increasing concern. A Peoplesafe survey revealed that 44% of organisations reported incidents related to personal safety in the last year alone. This issue is being further compounded by a national shortage of taxis post Covid.

Contributor: Naz Dossa - Peoplesafe CEO and BSIA Chair - Lone Worker Group | Published: 10 August 2023

Fatigue soars in aviation as pilots threaten strikes

It’s important to note that under the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, employers must maintain their duty of care obligations to protect their employees’ health, safety, and wellbeing. This includes guarding against burnout which is the result of sustained stress over a prolonged period.

Contributor: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 9 August 2023

Can you spot imposter syndrome in your workplace?

Imposter syndrome – the internal psychological experience of feeling like a fraud, despite success that you might have achieved – is more widespread than you might think.

Contributor: Jill Whittaker, CEO - Executive Development Network | Published: 8 August 2023

Health & safety risks of e-bikes – what employers need to know

As these bikes have become more popular and cost-effective, it has, in some cases, become the best way for individuals to commute to the office. The issues around e-bikes and e-scooters have become more widespread and employers and employees alike need to be aware of the risks they pose.

Contributor: Chris Wagstaff, Health and Safety Director - Croner, | Published: 5 August 2023

A third of workers seek jobs that offer mental health support

The latest Quarterly Flexible Working Index, which analysed job seekers’ priorities over the last three months, has recorded huge demand for roles that offer mental health support.

Contributor: Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO - Flexa | Published: 31 July 2023