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  • Should every weekend be a long weekend?

    Date:
    12 April 2017

    With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.

  • Preventing digital overload must become part of employee wellbeing programmes

    Date:
    1 February 2017

    It is time for businesses to consider the impact of "digital overload" on wellbeing, performance and work-life balance, says Anna Kotwinski, digital wellbeing director of Shine Offline, a company set up to help people manage their use of technology.

  • PTSD in the workplace: how to recognise it and support employees with the disorder

    Date:
    2 October 2016

    A training programme has been launched for managers dealing with former servicemen and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychotherapist Piers Bishop explains the rationale behind the programme, and how management training can help all employees with the disorder.

  • Is resilience training the solution to technology overload?

    Date:
    1 October 2016

    Rapid technological advancements are transforming working patterns and increasing stress and anxiety levels. Resilience training can help, explains Mandy Rutter, psychologist and head of resilience services at Validium, a provider of psychological health services.

  • Mental health risk: employers and insurers need a joined-up approach

    Date:
    23 August 2016

    Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee risk manager is part of the solution, argues Andrew Woolnough, value propositions director at Willis Employee Benefits.

  • Can wearable technology boost corporate wellbeing?

    Date:
    3 June 2015

    With analysts predicted a three-fold increase in the sales of "wearables", how can employers harness the trend responsibly?

  • Trauma, resilience and growth

    Date:
    7 January 2014

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can have far-reaching effects on an individual's life, making even the simplest tasks an ordeal. Noreen Tehran finds out how employers can help workers who are suffering.

  • The price of poor practice - latest illness and injury tolls

    Date:
    1 December 2013

    Health and Safety Bulletin's editor Howard Fidderman analyses the latest illness and injury tolls.

  • Flu - to jab or not to jab?

    Date:
    4 November 2013

    Occupational health adviser Lindsey Hall asks: Is offering the flu vaccine to employees a sensible business decision that will keep staff healthy, or simply a costly perk without any benefits to the company?

  • The problem with presenteeism

    Date:
    6 September 2013

    Defining presenteeism is just the first problem in analysing its effects on workers. Dr Nerys Williams considers various opinions and studies.

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