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15 August 2017

Menopause Misunderstanding Generates Unnecessary Absence Costs

According to a new study by the Government Equalities Office, the menopause is costing the economy millions every year, because employers don’t understand it. The report warns that unlike pregnancy or maternity, menopause is not well understood or provided for, putting women at risk of ridicule and gendered ageism. This is encouraging female employees in their early 50s to call in sick for fear of experiencing symptoms in front of colleagues or managers. Generating an annual cost to the economy of £7.3 million.

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11 July 2017
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Could your organisation handle a human disaster?

As the heartbreaking Grenfell Tower tragedy shows, how victims and others impacted are treated during the aftermath of a human disaster really matters. Once the immediate threat is over, providing com…

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04 May 2017
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How Prince Harry Made The Workforce Healthier

If the ‘Kate Middleton effect’ has been to add £1bn to the UK fashion industry, the ‘Prince Harry effect’ is proving to be the ability to make people feel safe talking about their mental health. By t…

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04 January 2017
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Why loneliness poses the same health risk as smoking

When it comes to planning your annual wellbeing programme, addressing known health risks, such as smoking, poor diet and physical inactivity, is to be expected. What’s less known is that loneliness is…

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09 December 2016
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Five ways to use ‘Hygge’ to increase happiness at work

Hygge, the art of enjoying everyday life attributed with making the Danes the happiest nation, has officially become a thing in the UK. Not only has the word (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) recently made it in…

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