Does your office suffer from absenteeism and presenteeism? Has employee absences increased over the Winter season for your business? Colder weather affects everyone in different ways, however, those of us who struggle with mental health are unfortunately more prone to illness over the colder months. Control absences within the office space by focusing on happiness through the Winter, alldayDr look into how you can improve absence with the help of positive thinking and healthier living. Promote these lifestyle choices this Winter in your office and see employee satisfaction improve.
With Christmas fast approaching the sales of wearables are rocketing with the number of users reaching up to 6.7 million in 2019 alone. AI wearables are most popular with consumers aged between 25 and 34 years; the generation most health orientated and therefor using AI the most for health tracking. We look into how AI can help you spot any looming health conditions, improve your mental wellbeing and physical fitness.
We all know personal mental health matters, but did you know that as an employer the mental health of your employees also matters? Employee mental health can have fantastic positive effects on the way your business runs, however, it can also be detrimental and affect the way your business culture runs in a negative way. Creating a mentally healthy working environment, an open space for discussion and a support atmosphere could be the way to increase employee productivity for good.
Occupational hygiene is at the forefront of many debates surrounding office illness. With presenteeism at an all time high, hygiene is the only way to battle the further spread of Winter bugs and general illness. Managing health risks and discussing them over hygiene within the office space is the only way to battle mass absenteeism within your business. How can you achieve a clean working station and hygiene conscious staff?
Recent studies have shown that a shocking 83% of employees have directly witnessed presenteeism in the workplace. With 40% of workers stating that their work is affected by health problems, the rise of presenteeism is becoming a widespread problem across the UK. What causes presenteeism, how does it affect business and how can you battle the growing issue?
On average 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in the UK each year. Every week an average of 1 in 6 will report a common mental health trouble to their GP every week. Common mental health issues vary from generalised anxiety through to stress and depression. Although numbers over the years have not shown a rise in the reports of mental health issues, it is becoming clear that stress centred around work, employment and money are significantly related to the poor management of such health problems. Having a diagnosis of a mental health problem can increase stress and have a negative effect on the underlying issue, it is important you focus on your team and help those who need extra support. How can you do this?