Health at work: prevention is better than cure

posted by Jay Webb on July 18, 2019

Rachel Suff, Public Policy Adviser, Employment Relations at CIPD calls for employers to do more to create healthier working environments so prevent mental and physical illnesses for staff.

Simplyhealth’s foreword in the CIPD and Simplyhealth’s recently published annual health and well-being survey report makes a crucial point in citing Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie: ‘The NHS 10-year plan is a huge opportunity, but it will be judged by how it prioritises prevention. We must of course treat illness but even smarter would be to prevent it. With 40% of all poor health being preventable and 60% of 60-year-olds experiencing at least one long-term condition, this has to be a no brainer.’

To read the full article on the CIPD website written by Rachel please Click Here.

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Stop worrying and nip it in the bud today!

posted by admin on August 22, 2018

Mediation is one of a number of ways of resolving workplace grievances, particularly where sickness absence (particularly if stress-related) or poor performance is an on-going consequence. It is also particularly successful when there are several people involved.

As an employer, there are so many pitfalls to watch out for – and unless you know exactly how to handle such a delicate situation, you’re left feeling pretty powerless.

In the case of long-term sickness, it’s a situation which is costing you the full salary rate while you get nothing in return. And if you handle things in the wrong way, you could end up being sued for intimidation, harassment or constructive dismissal on top of everything else.

And what if those causing the disruption are too senior for you to communicate with effectively?

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