February 2016

  • When a staff member returns from sick leave, the temptation for managers can often be to get them back up to speed with work as soon as possible. However, past…

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  • We all make decisions about what and when to eat depending on a variety of factors such as the time of day, levels of hunger, nutritional considerations, personal preferences, etc….

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  • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the leading causes of long term sickness absence in the UK. ‘Musculoskeletal disorder’ is an umbrella term used to describe ‘any injury, damage or…

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  • The term ‘work life balance’ is one we’ve all heard before, but how many of us really ever give much thought to the way we balance our work commitments with…

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  • By Anna Brown, Healthy Workplace Advisor at Hammersmith & Fulham Council Is the healthy option ‘the easy option’ in your workplace? Employers of all sizes and industry sectors can take…

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  • The terms ‘occupational health’ (‘OH’) and ‘health and safety’ (H&S) can be confusing. They are both very important but are often mistaken for each other, and both encompass a wide…

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  • The duty of an employer to carry out risk assessments – defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as ‘identifying sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace’…

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  • The first part of this blog (why do people become stressed) looked at the question of why some people are more prone to stress than others. This second part of…

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  • It is generally accepted that fostering an open dialogue about mental health will make for a happier, more motivated workforce – but employers often want to know how to bring…

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