Posts Tagged ‘Stress’


Flexible working ‘eases stress’

Offering flexible work can help businesses reduce stress levels among employees, according to a new study. A survey of small and medium business (SME) managers found that 81% had experienced negative effects from devoting too much time to work. More than half (56%) had endured stress while a third said they had suffered poor health. […]

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Guide helps firms with age issues

A new guide to help employers tackle any age-related issues they may face has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The free guide aims to help employers work out and implement the best way to manage a workforce that is increasingly diverse and get […]

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What a great idea – an Annual health MOT

Nurses have called for a yearly health and well-being check up. Delegates at the Royal College of Nursing conference in Liverpool said the “MOT” could take place at the same time as their annual appraisals. The check-up, which would assess their physical and psychological health, would set a healthy example to patients, they said.  Claire […]

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Night shifts plea amid health fears

A report has called on the Government to restrict the duration of work shifts during the night to eight hours after a study found that an increasing number of night workers face health risks. The research by the Young Foundation identified links between working at night and staff exposure to cancer, pregnancy problems and poor […]

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Music ‘may help boost productivity’

The majority of employees would like to listen to music while they work, believing it has a positive impact on their mental state and productivity, a study has found. Charity Mind said 72% of more than 1,100 people it surveyed are in favour of music being played at their workplace. More than a third (36%) […]

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Increased sickness absence recorded

The level of sickness leave dropped to an all-time low during the recession but has since risen, with more than 600,000 workers absent from work in the last quarter of 2010. Findings revealed that nearly 613,000 employees took sick leave between October and December last year, leading to a loss of two million working days. […]

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FREE!!!!! Powerpoint on managing stress

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More EU legislation……this time its Stress!

Manufacturers have given a firm thumbs-down to proposed European rules requiring that stress and other psychosocial risks be considered as part of risk assessments for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s). A survey of 200 companies, carried out by EEF, has revealed considerable distaste for more health &safety legislation, but a strong appetite for case-study guidance to control […]

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