Britain’s Healthiest Workplace has found that employees with flexible hours and the ability to work from home report lower absences and greater job satisfaction, and consider themselves to be in better physical and mental health. Those with inflexible hours, who are office-based and who face long commutes, are less productive and in poorer health. Continue reading
At the height of the Pokémon Go craze last summer, Dave Schilling wrote in the Guardian that “there are some haters out there who claim Pokémon Go is poised to ruin our already tenuous society… Pokémon Go is the first mass entertainment in years to require a person to leave the house to play it. Continue reading
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
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
Wellbeing champions are employees, who choose or are chosen to focus on improving the wellbeing of their fellow colleagues as part of the company wellbeing initiatives. Continue reading
At Honeydew Health we believe the difference between absence management and attendance management comes down to creating a holistic positive approach. Continue reading
Honeydew Health has created a “How To” guide for implementing your own workplace wellness scheme in 7 easy steps.
Over the years we’ve learned how far reaching the issue of absence is. It doesn’t start on the day an employee phones in sick and the story doesn’t necessarily end when the employee comes back to work. Continue reading