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    NHS workers to get support to stop them quitting jobs

    NHS workers are overstretched and frustrated they do not have enough time with patients, as well as experiencing rising levels of bullying and harassment, an official report has said.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 June 2019

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    LGBT sexual harassment at work rife, suggests TUC survey

    Nearly 7 in 10 (68 per cent) lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people report being sexually harassed at work, according to new research published by the TUC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 May 2019


    Stop burying our heads in the sand

    Ignoring what’s staring you in the face is a pretty normal reaction and most of the time doesn’t do us too much harm.

    By Mike Robinson on 04 March 2019

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    Workload, lack of progression and company culture are workplaces' top stressors

    A survey asking 1,274 Brits about the most common work stressors they had in 2018 has revealed that excessive workload was the leading cause of stress. Most respondents (84%) said this was the biggest cause of worry for them.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 January 2019

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    Bus company fined £2.3m after overworked driver kills two people

    Bus company Midland Red (South) Ltd (a subsidiary of Stagecoach Group plc), has been fined £2.3m after a driver crashed into the front of a supermarket in Coventry City Centre on 3 October 2015, killing two people.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 28 November 2018

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    ‘Some never recover’: councillor to top execs says cost of overwork too high

    “I don’t think our workplaces should make us sick or break us down.” Anna Pinkerton, psychotherapist and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder specialist should know. She has seen the results.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 November 2018


    15.4 million days lost to work-related stress in 2017/18

    Work-related stress and anxiety is the leading cause for ill health and sickness absence in Britain, HSE statistics today reveal.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 November 2018

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    Wellbeing at work takes management not 'sushi at the desk': Cary Cooper

    Quoting author Joseph Heller and assassinated US senator Bobby Kennedy and treating the audience to cartoon strips illustrating well-worn problems surrounding wellbeing in the workplace, Professor Sir Cary Cooper’s presence at the inaugural Mad World Forum brought vim to the topic of mental health.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 October 2018

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    Wellbeing, the icing on the cake

    The most effective employee wellbeing programmes tackle genuine hazards and risks, such as preventing exposure to hazardous substances and supporting those with demanding jobs.

    By Lawrence Waterman OBE on 05 October 2018

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    Deadly work cultures

    It is easy to dismiss ‘culture’ as the soft side of safety and health, a luxury indulged by an advanced economy and a class of professionals who focus on continuous improvement and vision zero.

    By Mike Robinson on 30 August 2018