workplace wellbeing

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    Ofsted inspections driving ‘excessive’ teacher workload, NASUWT survey finds

    Almost two-thirds of teachers in England have raised concerns about their workload, with Ofsted cited as being the biggest driver of excessive work, according to recent poll carried out by teaching union NASUWT.

    By Kerry Reals on 06 February 2024

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    2024: a year of choices for us all

    How are you feeling this New Year? Tense? Worried? Tired? I ask because, according to the pollsters, many of us are suffering from ‘burnout’.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 01 February 2024

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    In the cold light of day

    Sunlight is good for our health and wellbeing even during winter. It’s important that we harness its benefits.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 January 2024

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    Employers urged to make reasonable adjustments to help neurodiverse staff thrive

    Reasonable adjustment ‘passports’ can help companies get the best out of neurodivergent employees and enable them to thrive in the workplace, according to Worcestershire County Council’s occupational health and safety manager, Gary Monaghan, who talks from personal experience.

    By Kerry Reals on 26 January 2024

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    No silver bullet to address rising levels of workplace stress

    Psychological stress in the workplace is rising and there is “no silver bullet” to resolve it, Marshel Rozario, an associate tutor at health and safety training provider RRC International, told delegates attending the SHW Live North conference in Manchester.

    By Kerry Reals on 26 January 2024

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    How to make a strong business case for wellbeing

    Implementing a companywide wellbeing strategy can have a significant positive impact on boosting employee engagement and reducing issues related to stress and burnout, but there is a gap in awareness of how to make a strong business case for wellbeing within organisations.

    By Kerry Reals on 26 January 2024

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    Are you walking the talk with worker wellbeing?

    A significant percentage of employees feel that their employer’s efforts to support their wellbeing are either misdirected or little more than a ‘tick-box’ exercise, so it’s vital to take a strategic approach to worker wellbeing, starting with asking staff exactly why, where and how they need support.

    By Dr Audrey Fleming, British Safety Council on 02 October 2023

    You Can’T Be Safe If You’Re Not Healthy

    You can’t be safe if you’re not healthy

    The title of this comment, a statement from Professor Dame Carol Black, the government advisor on health and work, should be displayed prominently at every business.

    By Graham Sharp on 07 January 2020