7 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Health

Laura Morrison Employment

Healthy employees are more productive and positive, take less sickness absence and have higher levels of concentration and output related to business objectives. What simple and cost effective steps can employers and managers take to improve employee health? Here’s 7 ideas to get you started: 1. Standing Meetings – the new mantra of the wellness community is that “Sitting is …

Comment on Salary Sacrifice Changes: Is a Gym Membership really a luxury?

Laura Morrison Employment

It’s interesting to read that whilst pension contributions and advice, childcare, cycle-to-work schemes and ultra-low emission vehicles remain exempt from taxation when opted into via Salary Sacrifice, the government has made the decision to tax Gym Memberships and Healthcare from 6 April 2017. Whilst the exemptions are welcome, it would be preferable to see this extended to Gym and Healthcare …

A Manager’s Guide to …. Conversations About Workplace Behavioural Health

Laura Morrison Employment

Firstly, for those new to the topic, you may be asking “What is Workplace Behavioural Health?” Simply, it’s behaviours by employees that may affect their physical and mental wellbeing and therefore health and safety in the workplace. It’s important to note the workplace itself can have an effect on somebody’s wellbeing, but also people can have a range of outside …

New Research published by Heads Together : Just 2% of people surveyed approach HR about Mental Health.

Laura Morrison Employment

Britain’s workforce may be suffering in silence, a new report from Heads Together, the Mental Health initiative backed by Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveals. A survey of over 5000 people conducted on behalf of the campaign by YouGov revealed the statistic, yet the survey also showed almost half of the respondents had a conversation about …

Employment Law Update : Long Term Sick Absence

Laura Morrison Employment

The recent case of O’Brien in the Court of Appeal in March 2017 has clarified that “there comes a time when an employer is entitled to some finality” in the decision to continue or terminate employment in the case of long term sickness. This case is interesting, as the background is that the claimant suffered an assault at work which …

Smoking in the Workplace

Laura Morrison Addiction, Employment, Substances

Today, 8th March 2017, is No Smoking Day, an annual campaign designed to help those who want to quit reduce or stop smoking altogether and raise awareness of support resources available. The campaign is supported by NHS, and many employers, and has ran since 1983, originally on Ash Wednesday as Quit for the Day. As experts in Workplace Behavioural Health, …

Behavioural Health : An Introduction

Laura Morrison Employment

By Richard C. Renson and Laura Morrison Originally published in National Council of Psychotherapists Journal – Feb 2017 As therapists, we are often concerned with enabling clients to evaluate and make changes to behaviour. Behavioural Health as a subject matter is broad, complex, and difficult to pin down. Factors that have been studied that can impact positively or negatively on …

What Is Workplace Behavioural Health?

Laura Morrison Employment

1. How the workplace impacts behavioural health of the individual employee, through organisational and job design, working environment, and management styles and behaviours. 2. How the behaviour of the individual impacts on the organisation and the individual’s performance and contribution in role. 3. Finally, we are concerned with how attitudes and culture in the organisation can support or stifle positive …

Spotting the signs

Laura Morrison Employment

Business can be complex at the best of times – whilst it can be rewarding and enjoyable, whatever your role, managing information that changes quickly, meeting sales quotas and targets, and negotiating with customers and suppliers can mean that it is important for employees to build resilience. Do you know how to spot the early warning signs of stress, depression, …

Concerns business owners might have with employing someone who has been addicted to drugs and alcohol

Salutem Health Employment

Unfortunately, there is a great deal of negative connotation and stigma associated with the word ‘addict’. However, when you prefix it with the word ‘recovering’ it takes on a whole new meaning. One of positivity, integrity and hope. Hopefully this article will dispel many common negative beliefs of employing a once using addict and open up a world of new …