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  • Menopause support in the police sector

    Date:
    31 July 2019

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

  • Medicinal cannabis: what HR needs to know

    Date:
    24 June 2019

    Although the prescription of medicinal cannabis products is not yet widespread in the UK, employers need to be aware of the legal framework concerning its use. Charles Wynn-Evans examines the the HR and legal issues.

  • Blurring of work and home life is the tip of the tech iceberg

    Date:
    13 May 2019

    New technology is often hailed as the UK's economic saviour. But have we appreciated AI's potential for radically altering workplace relationships and impacting our mental health, asks Acas's Adrian Wakeling.

  • How should employers support returning mothers' mental health?

    Date:
    9 May 2019

    Returning to work after maternity leave can be a stressful time for a new mother and managers should be alive to the signs of poor mental wellbeing. But such risks can be minimised when careful thought is given to training, communication and flexible working opportunities, as Boma Adoki explains.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • Ten ways employers can maximise their occupational health spend

    Date:
    7 December 2018

    Occupational health can bring significant expertise to bear on a wide range of workplace health and wellbeing challenges. But, like anything, an organisation's OH provision is only as good as how it is managed and supported. Charles Alberts outlines 10 ways for employers to optimise their OH provision.

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

    Date:
    31 August 2017

    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.

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