A major new study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and Virgin Media O2 Business has found that the positive effects of hybrid working, ranging from more time for exercising to extra hours spent caring for family members, could save the NHS more than £4 billion per year.
Published: 19 November 2021
Leading health and safety experts are warning that the UK faces a ‘sign blindness’ epidemic as people continue to return to the workplace. Now, health and safety solutions provider Seton has joined forces with top academics and psychologists to release the report 'Sign Blindness: A big risk to health and safety'.
Published: 16 November 2021
A new survey conducted by Aetna International has revealed the factors that stop employees from accessing health and well-being support in the workplace. Results suggest that fear of judgement is preventing many employees from opening up about their health concerns, and that there are a number of simple steps businesses could take to improve the use of existing benefits. In fact, fear of being penalised for health issues at work was identified as the main barrier to accessing benefits by survey respondents.
Published: 12 November 2021
With 4.8 million people in the UK now having diabetes, do you and your staff know what to do in a diabetic emergency? Read our comprehensive guide on diabetes in the workplace.
Published: 4 November 2021
Covid has shone a harsh spotlight on the global inequalities of health care. Employers with staff in overseas positions are seeing a stark contrast in the care individuals may receive if left to the health system of their host nation.
Published: 28 October 2021
While there is support available regarding the menopause, and awareness is growing, neither is yet wide nor consistent enough across businesses. If employers want to stay ahead of the game and remain competitive, they need to embrace this important area.
Published: 20 October 2021
A study carried out by The Latte Lounge, the online community for women over 40, revealed that 42% of women considered leaving their job because of the menopause.
Published: 14 October 2021
Research from Perkbox, the global benefits and reward platform, has found that a staggering 92% of UK GPs report an increase in people seeking medical advice for work related stress and anxiety since the pandemic began.
Published: 1 October 2021
Businesses must take fire safety seriously. The fittings of the door can be the different between a passing or failing inspection not just the door itself and, in a serious situation, could actually make the difference between life and death.
Published: 18 September 2021
World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on 10 September 2021. Overseas employees face very specific challenges that can differ depending on their host nation. Employers must be aware of the support, or lack of it, available in different countries and ensure their provision leaves no gaps.
Published: 10 September 2021