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An employer’s duty when staff returns after a cancer diagnosis

Bertrand Stern-Gillet, CEO at Health Assured, the UK and Ireland’s largest EAP provider, explains that returning to work for the first time following treatment for cancer can be daunting, so it’s vital to have support in place to help… King Charles returned to public duties recently for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer […]

41% of employers expecting growing demand for mental health support

Mental health will top the list of support most demanded by employees in 2024, according to new research from Towergate Health & Protection.  The research into health and wellbeing support in the workplace asked 500 HR professionals which areas they thought would see the biggest increase in demand for support over the next 12 months. Mental health topped […]

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & WELLBEING MONTH: 90% of leaders cite increased productivity through workplace digital signage

New research has found that three in five frontline workers believe information shared on workplace screens helps them to become more engaged with their wider business (61%), more productive (59%) and more data literate (62%). The study, developed by ScreenCloud and Google ChromeOS, sought to discover insights on the tech equity gap between information and deskless workers, and […]

Employee Stress Management and Awareness: A reflective story of wellbeing and resilience

Over the last ten years, workplaces worldwide, and particularly in the UK, have witnessed a profound transformation in their approach to employee stress management and awareness. Once a sidelined topic, it has now been catapulted to the forefront of organisational culture and strategy. Here we delve into the changing landscape of stress management and the […]

Creating the Right Culture: How to talk to your employees about mental health

Communication is so often the first step to solving any problem, and this is especially true when it comes to mental health challenges in the workplace. In order for staff to feel properly supported in their wellbeing, they need to feel that they are able to openly discuss their personal issues with their managers and […]

Impact of wellbeing issues for overseas workers highlighted in study

Wellbeing issues severely or significantly compromise the ability to function at work for over a quarter (26.4%)1 of overseas employees with wellbeing concerns, according to data released today by Towergate Health & Protection. The figures are from one of the firm’s leading global employee assistance programme (EAP) providers that looks after over 6.5 million employees worldwide. It found that: Sarah […]

UK employers ‘putting people ahead of profit’

Globally improving employee wellbeing factors can enhance company performance by at least 11 per cent and up to 55 per cent. In the UK, research conducted by Aon as part of its 2022-2023 Global Wellbeing Survey found that company priorities have changed considerably since 2020. Attracting and retaining talent and employee wellbeing are now the […]

Advertising industry signs up for divorce support wellbeing initiative

The UK’s leading advertising agencies have committed to a new initiative to support staff who are going through separation, as a new survey reveals the major impact a family breakdown can have on an employee’s performance.  Backed by the Institute of the Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and the Marketing Society and supported by behavioural economist, Rory […]

SOM wants more strategic planning to better manage long COVID in the workforce

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) is calling for organisations to take a strategic, planned, approach to managing Long COVID in the workforce. It says there needs to be early, appropriate intervention, using occupational health input – rather than leave it to individual line managers to decide how to best manage each case.  This SOM […]