14Dec 2017
workplace wellbeing, business, health

Workplace wellbeing is essential for businesses to thrive. The equation is simple – happy, healthy employees are more productive, work better in teams and produce better outcomes, ultimately driving higher profit margins and taking businesses to the next level. Here are five workplace wellbeing trends set to take 2018 by storm.

22Nov 2017
musculoskeletal health, musculoskeletal disorders

507,000 British workers suffered work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2016/17, resulting in the loss of 8.9 million working days. The majority of these were related to back and neck problems caused by poor posture and repetitive strain. Employers can play a key role in preventing and managing musculoskeletal disorders by planning a strategy that not only […]

08Nov 2017
Thriving at Work: mental health in the workplace

The UK faces a “significant mental health challenge at work,” a review commissioned by the Prime Minister has found. Thriving at Work, which was published in October 2017, states that around 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems lose their job each year, putting the annual cost to the UK economy at £99 billion. Employers […]

18Oct 2017
mindful stress management

Most of us spend our lives on autopilot. We go through the motions at work, at home, while we eat and even when we interact with those around us. Often, although we are physically present, our minds are elsewhere – ruminating on the past or worrying about the future. In this state, decisions are made, […]

10Aug 2017
happy workplace

Stress in the workplace is on the rise and it’s costing British companies considerably in lost time and revenue. According to a recent study by CIPD, stress now accounts for 47% of short-term absences and 53% of long-term absences in the UK and costs the British economy an average of £6.5 billion a year. It is […]

10Jul 2017
workplace wellness healthcheck

The Employee Wellness Survey 2016, published by the Reward and Employee Benefits Association (Reba) and Punter Southall Health and Protection in March 2016, revealed that growing numbers of employers are now putting employee wellness firmly on their corporate agenda: 31% planned to implement their own wellness strategy in 2016 and 35% are planning to do so in the next three years.
Developing a wellness programme for staff does not have to be complicated. A good place to start is for employers to review their absence data and the demographics of their workforce.