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Occupational health and wellbeing

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  • How communication can support better mental health at work

    Date:
    21 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Employers are arguably more open to mental health conversations than ever before, realising the benefits of supporting staff through stress and anxiety. Jo Salter from PwC reveals how her company and other employers are keeping the lines of communication open.

  • Why employee happiness really matters, and how you can achieve it

    Date:
    13 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    How much value should be placed on employees' happiness and what impact does this really have on business success and profitability? Wendy Dean of Strategi Solutions Group explores the real drivers for engagement and how to foster them.

  • Boardroom leadership is the key to lower employee stress

    Date:
    2 November 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Evidence shows that leadership style has a major impact on levels of employee stress. Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, an occupational psychologist and CEO of Real World Group, looks at how leaders need to change to boost employee performance and improve mental health at work.

  • Mental health at work review calls for legal changes as thousands lose jobs

    Date:
    27 October 2017
    Type:
    News

    A high-level review of mental health at work has found that every year 300,000 people lose their jobs due to mental health problems, and calls for changes to the law to make employers' management of mental health more transparent.

  • Opening up about mental health at work puts staff at risk of dismissal

    Date:
    4 October 2017
    Type:
    News

    Employees who disclose mental health issues at work commonly risk demotion, disciplinary action and even dismissal, research from the charity Business in the Community has warned.

  • Wellbeing

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.

  • Getting ready for ISO 45001

    Date:
    28 September 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    A new international standard for occupational safety and health, ISO 45001, is set to be published next year. In advance of a roundtable discussion about the standard at November's Institution of Occupational Safety and Health conference, Marcus Boocock looks at how organisations can get ready for the standard.

  • What is occupational health? A guide for HR and line managers

    Date:
    31 August 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    This article is intended as a resource to help explain occupational health's role to HR or line managers. It may be particularly useful for HR managers who are relatively new to working with occupational health, and who might be working with SMEs with access to a contracted OH provider.

  • Equal opportunities policies and monitoring: health (England and Wales)

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on the workforce disability equality standard to be included in the NHS standard contract from April 2018.

  • Date:
    5 July 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    On 1 July 2007, England introduced a ban on smoking in enclosed public places, including most workplaces. Ten years on, what are the most common queries from employers on smoking at work?

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