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Quiet quitting and staff turnover are the top health and wellbeing issues

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Nearly three quarters (74%) of employers stated that they offer more health and wellbeing support now than they did two years ago, with 42% stating they now offer ‘much more’ support. While this is a really positive move and can help to alleviate many problems faced by employees, companies are still encountering employee issues that […]

Lack of inclusion of women in workplace health and wellbeing support

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This year’s International Women’s Day theme is to ‘inspire inclusion’. Workplace health care cover is one area where this really is badly needed. We share expert views from two workplace health protection providers; Towergate Health & Protection and RedArc, who discuss the importance of inclusion of women in workplace health and wellbeing support. Employers need […]

Top requirements for wellbeing programmes are affordability and flexibility

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When employers are implementing health and wellness offerings the top requirements for wellbeing programmes are affordability and flexibility, according to research from Towergate Health & Protection. Debra Clark, head of wellbeing at Towergate Health & Protection, says: “Being affordable is of course crucial to any wellbeing programme, but it is also important that it achieves […]

Building resilience is key for companies to adapt

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By Debra Clark, head of specialist consulting at Towergate Health & Protection Resilience is not a personality trait, it is something all employees can improve upon, says Towergate Health & Protection, and this opens up potential for everyone – particularly crucial as we need to adapt to living with Covid-19. Resilience is of benefit to […]

Mitigating effects of pandemic for overseas employees requires expert local knowledge

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While the UK is slowly unlocking, employers with overseas staff must not underestimate the severity of the Covid situation in other countries and the impact this will have on health and wellbeing. Towergate Health & Protection is warning of the concerns around the world and what employers can do to mitigate the effects of overseas […]

How to support staff with Long Covid

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Long Covid could have a big impact for employers for many months to come. It is a relatively new illness that is not yet fully understood and may keep employees from returning to work for indeterminate amounts of time. It is the mortality rate that has grabbed headlines, with Covid-19’s biggest effects seen among older […]

Engage staff, or lose them as the economy re-opens

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Debra Clark, Head of Specialist Consulting at Towergate Health & Protection, warns employers: If you do not engage with your staff, you will lose them… This is particularly important as the economy starts to reopen and people take stock of their working lives. The comment may seem stark following such difficult times during the pandemic, […]

Employers must be prepared for ‘long Covid’ and the impact on their workforce

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Towergate Health & Protection is seeing an increase in employers asking about how they can support employees with ‘long Covid’ and this is set to continue. In the UK, 300,000 people have reported Covid symptoms lasting longer than a month. The condition is only just beginning to be understood, and as cases of Covid-19 increase, […]

Employers must do more to support overseas employees with disabilities

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Today is the International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) which aims to promote the rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities. The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) report on disability states that 15% of the world’s population, more than 1 billion people, are living with a disability. Many of these disabilities are not visible and it is estimated […]

Managers must put on their own mental wellbeing ‘oxygen mask’ so they can support staff

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Being top of the tree doesn’t protect people from mental wellbeing issues. In fact it’s the opposite. The mental wellbeing of business owners and managers can often take a back seat as they deal with the responsibilities of managing staff and the business. And this can be magnified for SMEs, where they don’t have the […]

Mental health on brink of nosedive

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The impact of Covid-19 on the economy will take its toll on mental wellbeing. Those with existing mental health conditions are predicted to experience more serious and prolonged difficulties, and those that haven’t experienced mental ill-health before are susceptible too as they deal with new pressures. As such, businesses need to be aware that all […]

Coronavirus: Employers of global staff need to adapt to different pandemic recovery strategies

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By Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection Whilst we are still amidst the pandemic, comparisons are already being drawn between the success rates of how different countries have managed the Covid-19 outbreak. Some countries are easing lockdown restrictions, whilst others maintain rigid constraints. It is important that organisations with an international […]

Mental wellbeing ‘biggest health challenge facing businesses’

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Almost half of employers (49%) say that mental health is the biggest health and wellbeing challenge facing businesses. That’s according to research from Towergate Health & Protection, which says the majority of organisations proactively make provisions to support the mental wellbeing of their employees. 72% offer mental health training for staff, and 76% offer access […]