The autumn is upon us and so is the start of the flu season. To combat the illness, every year a flu vaccine is put together to fight the current known strains of flu. In the UK, the flu jab is only offered free of charge to people in known risk groups but individuals can buy a shot in a pharmacy. Many employers also choose to offer the vaccine at work to help their staff stay healthy through the winter. If you’re unsure whether it is safe to have a flu jab or not, read on for more information. Continue reading
Rio Summer Olympics 2016 are fast approaching. The games officially start on 5th August and the closing ceremony takes place in the very early hours of Monday 22nd August UK time. As with any major sporting event, the likelihood that employees will want to catch some of the action is high. Due to the time difference, all the events take place in the afternoon or evening. This means that skiving off during office hours is less likely, although some bleary-eyed employees might be spotted especially after the opening and closing ceremonies that both finish around 2am GMT.
Using certain types of tools creates vibration, which transmits to the operator’s hands and arms. Prolonged exposure to hand-arm vibration can cause serious medical issues and trigger HAVS – hand-arm vibration syndrome. Employers, whose staff uses vibration tools, such as drills, chainsaws, strimmers, sanders and power mowers, must carry out risk assessments and annual health surveillance to monitor and minimise the risks. Continue reading
Many companies find it hard to get started with wellbeing. More and more organisations are becoming aware of the benefits of having an in-house wellbeing programme but aren’t quite sure how to go about implementing one. After listening in on some interesting talks at the Health and Wellbeing @ Work 2016 exhibition this year, combined with working with wellbeing for some of our clients for years, here are our thoughts. Continue reading
One thing Honeydew knows how to do well is implement Absence Management effectively. However we also know that it can be tricky for companies to implement a new and better way of dealing with staff absenteeism. We are here to make it simple for you to encourage as many of your team to embrace an improved approach to maximising attendance. Continue reading
Absencehub’s creators, Honeydew Health, also work on another software product in their spare time. Whilst Absencehub and Engage are all about planned and unplanned absence, our Case Management portal, Resolve, steps in when Occupational Health interventions are needed. We recently launched a new and improved tool for completing new hire health screening. Continue reading
With the pressures at work being held on a constant high, employees sometimes become bored and fed up with their roles very quickly. The internet has been inundated with articles claiming to show you how to ‘re-engage your employees, now!’ so we decided to read through the advice out there and compiled a list of tips that actually do create workplaces and job roles to love 24/7: Continue reading
Focusing on getting the ergonomics right in the office, this simple 3 step plan will help you understand and prevent the causes of Musculoskeletal Disorders.
What causes Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)?
Musculoskeletal disorders are caused by the effects of stress placed on your joints, muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and spinal disks. Continue reading