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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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    Beating the bullies

    Bullying can have a detrimental effect on an employee’s mental wellbeing, but there are ways of preventing it – such as creating a culture that prioritises staff wellbeing over performance.

    By Dr Sam Farley, Leeds University Business School on 01 August 2022

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    Worker wellbeing can be measured, says report

    A wellbeing strategy is not enough, claims a new report which urges leaders to apply the same scrutiny to measuring their staff wellbeing as they do to financial balance sheets.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 15 July 2022

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    MPs and peers get behind Keep Thriving campaign

    The British Safety Council held a parliamentary reception on 14 June as part of its Keep Thriving campaign bringing MPs and peers at the House of Commons together to discuss how we can ensure workers thrive. The Keep Thriving campaign seeks to help improve the wellbeing of workers, within and outside of the workplace.

    By Stephen Cooke, British Safety Council on 01 July 2022

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    PiLON: Putting our people first

    PiLON recently became a 10-time International Safety Award winner in the distinction category in the 2022 awards. It follows the social housing contractor’s win for best wellbeing initiative in the awards in 2021.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 08 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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    A ‘Right to Disconnect’ would help protect workers’ mental health

    Universal presumption that work will be safe, or at least as safe as it can be, is one of the key achievements of the labour movement over the last century.

    By Andrew Pakes, Prospect union on 09 June 2022

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    Haulage sector faces deadline to raise roadside standards

    The government must force road freight operators to improve welfare conditions for drivers or more of them will leave the sector, a committee has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 June 2022

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    Poor mental health main reason for young people to quit work, says Deloitte

    Mental health issues are a strong driver for the ‘Great resignation’, with young people the biggest group quitting their jobs due to poor mental health, a new report has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 07 April 2022

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    Mental and physical health: it's time to achieve parity

    The pandemic has accelerated the demand for change and created opportunities to make work better. We have seen rising levels of mental ill health, a trend that is likely to be long lasting, particularly among younger and more disadvantaged employee groups.

    By Louise Aston, Business in the Community on 18 March 2022