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    Rethink required for tackling work-related MSK disorders

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    Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders have always been a cause of workplace absence. With Covid-related factors likely to increase the prevalence of such problems and also making in-person appointments harder to access, employers need to rethink the solution. Brett Hill, distribution director for Towergate Health & Protection, said: “MSK issues are a ticking time-bomb. We need to […]

    Study shines light on UK attitudes to employee benefits

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    Wetones asked employees at 133 workplaces across the UK how their health and wellbeing needs and habits have changed, and whether updated benefits packages from their employers would help to support their wellbeing. What they discovered highlighted a gap between company benefit schemes and employee lifestyles. So how can companies get up to date with […]

    How to manage the wellbeing needs of a multi-generational workforce

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    Naomi Thompson, Head of Organisational Development at Benenden Health, shares her top tips on how to support a multigenerational workforce effectively… Today’s workforce is increasingly becoming more age-diverse, with more workers staying in employment into their later years and delaying retirement to secure a better financial future for themselves and their loved ones. This means […]

    Third of workers concerned their offices aren’t Covid secure

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    A survey of 5,000 staff who have been working from home during the pandemic found that two fifths (43 per cent) admit to now suffering from ‘WFH fatigue’. With restrictions ending on July 19, the typical office worker wants to go into the office between two and three days per week. But 60 per cent […]

    Employers urged to ramp up support for cancer ahead of predicted ‘tsunami’ in cases

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    Employers are being urged to review and ramp up their support for cancer ahead of a predicted surge in cases amongst staff during the remainder of the year. RedArc is warning that there is a backlog in diagnoses due to a combination of reduced NHS capacity and fewer individuals seeing their GP during the height […]

    Absence management ‘has become more difficult’ since Covid-19

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    Although a healthy 85% of UK businesses record employee absence, according to research undertaken on behalf of GRiD, fewer employers (63%) actually measure the impact of sickness absence on their business. Of these, four in five said that it had become more difficult to record since the onset of Covid-19 as furloughing and working from […]

    Brits now sit down for more than 43 hours a week

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    The average Brit is now sitting down for more than 43 hours during a typical week – the equivalent of 93 days a year, according to new research. A study has revealed millions around the country are parked on their backsides for six hours and 20 minutes every day. But 46 per cent of the […]

    Are you suffering from ‘COVID back’?

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    A national survey[1] and report commissioned by www.mindyourbackuk.com – backed by Mentholatum[2] — has revealed that 64 per cent of 18–29-year-olds have experienced back problems in the past year. With back pain already costing the UK £10 billion per year and accounting for four in ten sick days,[3] it’s clear we need to take action to […]

    Why holidays are so important – this year more than ever

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    By Dr Lynda Shaw, neuroscientist, business psychologist and change specialist The past year has been incredibly tough and unpredictable, and the uncertainty and constant changes have increased our stress and anxiety levels. Many of us are hoping to take a holiday this summer, whether that is in this country or perhaps abroad. Here is why […]

    Mental health and wellbeing driving the return to the workplace

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    The majority (52%) of workers are looking forward to returning to the office for mental health and wellbeing reasons, rising to almost two thirds (64%) amongst 18-34 year olds. That’s according to research by workspace plant specialist Ambius, which concludes that the appeal of working from home could be waning amongst office workers. While physical […]