September 2015

  • A new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has laid out that journeys made by mobile workers must count as time spent working, rather than commuting time. That…

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  • According to government statistics, over 50s currently make up 27% of the workforce – and by 2020 this is predicted to rise to a third. And with 50% of over…

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  • The workplace directly influences the physical, mental and social wellbeing of employees and offers an ideal setting in which to support the promotion of health. Employers are increasingly recognising that…

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  • by Kate Pieroudis, Back to Work Project Manager, Stroke Association We all know working overtime can be tough. It could threaten your health too – a recent study suggests that…

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  • The financial and operational effects of sickness absence are considerable, especially for small organisations. According to 2013 research by Price Waterhouse Coopers, the annual cost of sickness absence had risen…

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  • Workplace stress is still perceived by some to be an employee problem. Whilst it is of great value to encourage employees to improve their own general state of wellbeing by…

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  • From today, all employers across England and Wales will be able to offer their employees a referral to Fit for Work.   According to new research, 74% of employers and 63%…

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  • Injuries such as broken bones, muscle strains or fractures are something that we often associate with being younger – children seem far more likely to break an arm or sprain…

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  • The HSE’s ‘management standards’ for work related stress define the culture of organisations that are effectively managing work related stress. The six management standards cover the primary sources of stress…

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