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
Physical and mental employee health in the workplace is becoming the centre of many media articles in 2019. With employees looking into ways of supporting staff throughout the UK we are looking into the effects of neglecting employee health and wellbeing and how you can offer your staff the best healthcare available.