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Health at work is a very broad church…
With lots of solutions, professions and approaches, plus myriad qualifications and accreditations, it can be a complicated and confusing area to absorb - even for the most experienced amongst us. And there is always plenty of fresh info to keep up with!
In this section our expert members react to the latest industry developments, offer up-to-the-minute thinking and encourage proactive solutions that help bring about better health at work. Let’s get started...
One-in-two people now on sickness benefits because of a mental health condition - up from one-in-three a decade ago –
Office workers sit for 10 hours each day (on average).
Planning the future: Delivering a vision of good work and health in the UK for the next 5-20 years and the
professional resources to deliver it
With optimum employee health and wellbeing proven to drive efficiency and boost productivity, there’s never been a better time to revisit your organisation’s strategy.
By 2020, people aged fifty and over will represent 48% of the adult population and 32% percent of the working age population (ONS). That’s less than five years away. Current thinking must change and, in light of the ageing workforce, employers are well placed to help make this change happen.
It’s a familiar cycle: you find new technology that will improve your work, you spend the time and effort implementing it, and then a year later you find something else that will apparently work better, putting you back at square one – often at a significant cost.
With an ageing demographic, there is an increasing risk of mild cognitive impairment in the working population. Dr Jenny Barnett of Cantab Corporate Health looks at what this means for employers and occupational health.
"Good work is good for health, good for business and good for national prosperity" (March 2016). This report represents the second stage of a workforce-planning project being undertaken on behalf of the Council for Work and Health.
Employers shouldn’t rely on the NHS to keep staff healthy...
From process to timescales, “Brexit” has led to severe political and...
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