April 2015

  • Most women continue working while pregnant or return to work whilst still breastfeeding, and there is little reason why being pregnant or having young children should stop women from continuing…

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  • You may or may not know that today, April 28th, is the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO), an agency of…

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  • There are many strong arguments to support an organisational focus on occupational health (often described as “the promotion and maintenance of physical and mental wellbeing of all staff and the…

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  • According to a 2011 POST briefing* on the ageing workforce, low birth rates and increasing average life expectancies will lead to greater pressure on the working-age population to support retirees…

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  • Employees are protected from discrimination in the workplace due to mental (or physical) illness. As part of this protection, employers are obliged to make adjustments to a person’s job or…

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  • Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer but the second biggest cancer killer. Around 110 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every day, that’s someone every 15 minutes. There…

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  • Excessive alcohol consumption on the part of employees can manifest itself in various ways, including: employees coming to work with a hangover; staff drinking socially at lunchtime thus becoming less…

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  • British Summer Time (BST) has officially begun since the clocks went forward on the last weekend in March. The change meant that we lost out on an hour’s sleep, but…

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  • Workplace wellness programmes are a set of initiatives set out by organisations with the aim of creating a healthier workforce. They are based on the premise that healthier and happier…

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