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Safest day to work in an office? Wednesday

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Workers looking for the lowest virus transmission risk day of the week to go into the workplace should go in on a Wednesday according to findings from an Air Quality Index launched by smart building platform Infogrid. The findings show that only a quarter of working days in 2022 have had a ‘low’ virus transmission risk, […]

Engaging the non-engaged ‘crucial’ for employers to bring value to 2022 health and wellbeing plans

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Some of the biggest killers and health concerns in the UK today – cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure – are hugely impacted by lifestyle factors. These are also the conditions that can have the biggest impact on an employee’s working life. For employers, the challenge is engaging the non-engaged. Encouraging those who do not already […]

Research shows increase in mental health sick days following COVID-19 lockdown

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New research from NTT DATA UK, a world leader in consulting and IT services, has found that subsequent COVID-19 lockdowns, and increased anxiety around working in times of COVID, have resulted in a long-term increase of 5% in the proportion of fit notes issued for mental health reasons. A fit note is an official document […]

Millions of adults over 40 feel ‘held back’ in their careers because of failing eyesight

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A survey of 1,500 UK employed adults aged between 40 and 60 found just under a third feel ‘stuck in a rut’ when it comes to their employment. And one in 10 blame their deteriorating eyesight for not plucking up the courage to do something different in their line of work. Almost half (49 per […]

Quarter of employers claim pandemic has made it harder to support staff with menopause 

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Over a quarter of employers (28%) say that the pandemic has made it harder to know which employees might need menopause support, according to research from Peppy. Twenty-one per cent of employers also stated that with increased numbers of staff still working from home and flexible working arrangements in place, they now have less ability to track when or why people […]

OPINION: Utilise health and wellbeing support to give staff the January reboot they desperately need

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Employees have had a very unsettled time recently. The New Year is a good opportunity to re-set and to offer staff the boost they need to be able to face 2022 with a positive and productive outlook, as Brett Hill, distribution director at Towergate Health & Protection, explains… Employees have suffered from lack of routine and […]

Employers have ‘crucial role to play’ in tackling NHS backlog

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The impact of the continuing Covid pandemic means that health and wellbeing support in 2022 will be hugely influenced by factors outside of the work environment. Brett Hill, distribution director at Towergate Health & Protection makes his predictions for the coming year and explains how employers will play a crucial role… The impact of missed […]

How SMEs can look after staff wellbeing during the festive season

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As the festive season approaches, it is tempting for many small businesses to see this as an opportunity to make up for lost time and lost revenues following the pandemic and not take time off. However, this added pressure and stress may lead to wellbeing issues for employees, particular those for whom lockdowns, closures and […]

Overseas employees ‘need more support than ever’ this Christmas

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With Covid spiking again in several countries across Europe and disruption ongoing around the world, many overseas employees will not be able to come home this Christmas. For those in countries banning outbound travel, this will be the second year in a row that they have not been able to see family or visit home […]

Two fifths of employers say men postpone health issues which causes workplace disruption

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Two fifths of employers (39%) say that their male employees wait until a health problem becomes severe before talking to their line manager or HR department, which in turn leads to team or workplace disruption. That’s according to new research from Peppy, which also found that 37% of employers say that one of the main issues […]