Tag Archives | Health and Wellbeing

workplace sickness, sick pay, presenteeism, hr

Let’s talk about presenteeism

As big advocates of workplace wellbeing, we have our ear to the ground for the latest ONS news. Recently it was reported that sickness has almost halved since records began in 1993 from an average of 7.2 days to 4.1 days and we couldn’t help but wonder how much ‘presenteeism’ has contributed to this statistic. […]

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bariatric office chairs, plus size office chairs, tall office chairs, chair weight limits

Creating a comfortable office environment for your plus-sized staff.

Year on year the percentage of obesity in adults continues to rise.  In 2017 the National Office of Statistics together with the NHS, reported that one in four adults were classified as clinically obese.   With this comes the need for employers to accommodate for larger-built and employees and plus sized staff in the workplace.   As a responsible employer, […]

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Advice for Standing Desk users.

Described by Men’s Health as “the most dangerous thing you’ll do all day”, sitting at a desk can be seriously damaging to your health. With the benefits of standing desks now widely recognised, office workers are increasingly choosing to stand up during working hours in an attempt to improve their health. Standing allows you to increase the […]

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Repetitive strain | Posture People

DSE Checklist

For guidance on Health and Safety at work, we can highly recommend you download the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guide to Display Screen Equipment (DSE) and the HSE DSE Checklist to ensure the requirements of the HSE are being adhered to.   These Regulations apply to employers whose staff use DSE as a significant part of […]

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Anxiety and stress the most common reasons to be off sick.

A new study of tens of thousands of individual GPs’ sick notes has revealed that there is growing evidence “that mild-to-moderate mental health disorders are a growing cause of sickness absence”. These disorders, which include stress, anxiety and depression now join surgery and back pain on the list of the major causes of long term […]

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Occupational Health and Safety

Health and Safety is an important aspect to any business. It is in place to ensure the employer or employee do not get injured or become ill whilst at work. It sounds easy but we know getting to grips with health and safety can be difficult. There are Health and Safety laws to ensure that […]

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Propellernet Awarded “Best Workplace 2013”

Our fantastic clients at Brighton based digital marketing agency Propellernet have won the Great Place to Work “Best Workplaces 2013” award for small organisation. The international best workplaces list is based on data from over 10 million employees in more than 45 countries worldwide. The category winners were announced at a ceremony in London on […]

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