As a new employee in an organisation, whether large or small, it can be quite a daunting prospect – it is likely that they may have only met the HR department, or their immediate boss, or perhaps the owner of the company – this will depend on the size of the new place of employment. You will now have the task of ensuring that they have a smooth integration with their colleagues, and that the ‘daily grind’ is as pleasurable and fulfilling as possible in the very early stages. Questions will undoubtedly be asked as to whether there are any health benefits in place, and this is more and more important with the ever-increasing workload of a GP surgery.
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?
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As we welcome Autumn and Winter fast approaches, we see a dramatic rise in viruses and the reproduction of harmful bacteria. Autumn coincides with “back to school” regimes which incidentally assists the increase of coughs, colds and sickness bugs in the office. It most certainly seems that harmful bacteria and viruses thrive with the shift of seasons, so how can you ensure your health thrives with it and avoid pesky bugs in your business?
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?
A recent survey has shown that 60% of people feel employee benefits packages are more important than high pay. Companies in the UK are offering more benefits than ever to valued employees. Employee benefit services are an effective way for employers to show their appreciation and thank their staff for loyalty and hard work. Used to encourage office culture, improve moral and even reduce absenteeism, employee benefit packages are becoming increasingly popular amongst employers in the UK.
The average employee will spend 8 hours in the office per day, accumulating to an average of 37.5 hours per week. The