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    Employees want purpose not ‘flashy perks’, says report

    Employees rate having a purpose and feeling valued at work more than getting a pay rise, a new report has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 September 2022

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    Successful hybrid and flexible working: the right culture is key

    With the explosion in home working and dispersed workforces operating without a fixed workplace, it is more important than ever to support the mental wellbeing, engagement and performance of staff.

    By Chris Preston, The Culture Builders on 29 July 2022

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    What’s in a friend?

    So, here we are at the end of a long, hard, painful journey. Life’s returning to normal. But will we bounce back?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together Committee on 26 July 2022

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    UK companies failing to report on safety to shareholders

    Britain’s largest listed companies are routinely under-reporting workplace injuries and fatalities to investors, according to new analysis by corporate governance advisory firm PIRC.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 May 2022

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    ‘Business can be a force for good’ says new Marmot review

    Businesses can reduce deepening health inequalities in the UK by providing good quality work and changing the nature of ‘hierarchical and disempowering’ jobs, the latest Marmot review has argued.

    By on 08 April 2022

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    Obesity at work: why employers should provide support

    Well-designed weight management programmes can help employees living with obesity to manage their weight more effectively and continue to make a vital contribution at work, but it’s crucial they do not stigmatise and alienate the very people they are designed to support.

    By Dr Zofia Bajorek, Institute for Employment Studies (IES) on 06 January 2022

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    In praise of negativity

    “I wish there wasn’t so much emphasis on wellbeing at the moment.”

    By Samantha Peters on 08 October 2021

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    2021: Are we ready for hybrid working?

    Hybrid working is a popular new concept. But how are firms going to make it a success?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 30 June 2021

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    It’s good to talk

    Safety practitioners must have good communication skills to get workers to ‘buy-in’ to health and safety, say recruitment specialists Shirley Parsons and Liam Tiddy.

    By Shirley Parsons and Liam Tiddy on 02 November 2020