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Dean Royles: being transparent about transparency

Dean Royles, 17 Apr 2014

Dean Royles, chief executive of NHS employers blogs about transparency in healthcare. Can HR embrace...

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Nearly half of health senior managers 'ineffective', claims CMI

Tom Newcombe, 05 Dec 2013

One in three managers working in health and social care are considered ineffective by their staff, according...

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Exhaustion may have triggered epileptic fit of banking intern, inquest hears

Tom Newcombe, 25 Nov 2013

The death of an intern at Bank of America in the summer was caused by an epileptic fit, which may have...

Focus on ‘resilience’ to improve wellbeing, says Shell's health chief

Katie Jacobs, 14 Nov 2013

Organisations should focus on improving resilience rather than managing stress if they want to improve...

Workplace injuries hit record low

Tom Newcombe, 01 Nov 2013

There has been a significant drop in the number of employees killed or seriously injured at work in...

Personal health crisis looming in global banking, says study

Tom Newcombe, 17 Oct 2013

Fears of unemployment, rising pressure and psychological abuse are just some of the causes of a "personal...

Political parties urged to help workers with long-term conditions

Tom Newcombe, 27 Sep 2013

Professor Stephen Bevan, Fit for Work coalition chair, has called on political parties to commit to policies...

Send workers home when it gets too hot, say MPs

Tom Newcombe, 18 Jul 2013

Workers should be sent home if temperatures in the workplace reach 30C (86F) to help prevent potentially...

Sick leave costs UK employers £29 billion a year, says PwC

Tom Newcombe, 15 Jul 2013

Sick days are costing UK employers about £29 billion a year as British workers take up to four times...

Employee health care costs rise across EMEA, Mercer research finds

Tom Newcombe, 04 Jun 2013

The cost of providing health-related benefits for companies in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)...

‘Presenteeism’ putting UK workers’ health and productivity at risk

Tom Newcombe, 14 May 2013

More than two-thirds of UK workers say it's becoming increasingly common for people to attend work while...

Employers starting to “wise-up” to the importance of recording absence, research reveals

Tom Newcombe, 16 Apr 2013

More than four in five employers (82%) actively record, monitor and manage absence, according to research...

Healthcare support workers want regulation and are prepared to pay for it, BJHCA survey finds

Tom Newcombe, 11 Apr 2013

Healthcare support workers overwhelmingly back the recommendations about their role made in the Francis...

Nearly half of people in the UK blame work commitments for lack of regular exercise

Tom Newcombe, 10 Apr 2013

Some four in 10 people have blamed work commitments for their lack of participation in regular sport...

Dealing with substance misuse in the workplace

Sharon Smyth, 26 Mar 2013

Alcohol and drug misuse is recognised as a society-wide problem but employers don’t necessarily realise...

Half of employees pressured to come to work when ill, Adecco Retail report finds

Tom Newcombe, 14 Mar 2013

Half of UK employees feel pressurised to come into work by their line manager when they are ill, according...

Employees on sick leave to receive better support getting back into employment

Tom Newcombe, 07 Mar 2013

Employees who have been out of work on sick leave will receive better support back into employment, thanks...

HSE plans to recover millions from lawbreaking employers

Tom Newcombe, 14 Feb 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) plans to recover up to £40 million from employers who are breaking...

Half of employees work through their lunch breaks, BBC poll reveals

Tom Newcombe, 08 Feb 2013

More than half of employees (54%) regularly work through their lunch breaks in the office, research from...

Hospital wards "dangerously understaffed", Nursing Times survey reveals

Tom Newcombe, 04 Feb 2013

More than half of nurses think their ward or unit is dangerously understaffed, a Nursing Times survey...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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