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Improve employee wellbeing with workplace detox

Employee wellbeing is being jeopardised by ‘toxic’ workplaces according to multi-national engineering firm AECOM, who says while most responsible organisations recognise the importance of keeping their employees safe, the same focus is not currently given to wellness. With 9.9 million ...

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Beat the blues this Blue Monday

Blue Monday, hailed as the most depressing day of the year, has arrived. Along with the post-Christmas blues, January is possibly the darkest, coldest month of the year. In addition to the seasonal cons, the associated ‘new year, new you’ ...

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Breathe easy

Good air quality in the workplace is essential for the health and wellbeing of staff as well as the efficient running of the business. Steven Booth, associate director at Guardian Water Treatment, explains how it can be achieved Last year ...

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Fit to eat

Organisations are seeking ways to improve the health, wellbeing and performance of their staff. Julia Edmonds, managing director at Lexington Catering, argues that providing healthy food in the workplace is a great way to do it An unhealthy diet not ...

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KI furniture helps create agile, flexible workspace at Philips’ new UK HQ

Staff at Philips’ UK HQ have successfully transitioned to their new agile working environment, a culmination of many months of research and preparation. Located in Guildford adjacent to the company’s former offices, the new facilities achieve 30% greater density while ...

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Manchester health and justice partners award Mitie £15M contract

Mitie Health and Justice

Mitie has been awarded a £15M contract by Greater Manchester Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The pioneering three-year contract comes with the option to extend for two further ...

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How to make the workplace more mindful: Top tips on World Mental Health Day

With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, the issue has rapidly scaled the social and political agenda. Meanwhile ACAS estimates that mental health problems are costing UK businesses £30 billion a year through ...

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Green buildings enable staff to think better and feel healthier

A new study has revealed that employees who work in certified green buildings are able to think and feel better than those working in non-certified buildings. Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University, studied 109 ...

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UK-GBC announces ‘Wellbeing Lab’ participants

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has announced the participants in its inaugural ‘Wellbeing Lab’, a six-month programme of knowledge exchange and hands-on collaborative learning to support the health, wellbeing and productivity of office workers. Participating organisations include:   Each ...

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Survey reveals we are a ‘nation’ of workers in our breaks

New research released by health and wellbeing provider Benenden reveals that UK workers’ lunch hours are dying out, as a large number of employees continue to work through what was traditionally a break from the working routine, despite not being paid for it. The ...

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