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More than half (56%) of respondents who disclose poor mental health at work are offered reasonable adjustments or support measures, such as changes to working hours or adjusted job duties, according to research by mental health charity Mind. Its Workplace wellbeing index, which surveyed 15,022 employees at 29 organisations, also found 54% of respondents feel that their line manager supports their mental health. The research…
The Pensions Act 2014 requires the State Pension age to be reviewed during each Parliament. The review considers changes in life expectancy and wider changes in society. The independent State Pension Reviewer, John Cridland, has published his final report. The report highlights the impact on carers of raising the pension age: Those with caring responsibilities or other significant barriers to employment will have to live…
Jon Blackburn, Clinical & Rehabilitation Services Manager at Aviva, speaks to Julie Denning, a Clinical Director and Partner at Working Towards Wellbeing, about their experiences of supporting cancer sufferers and helping them make a successful return to the workplace. How many UK workers are now directly affected by cancer and how is this likely to change over the next 10 years? In 2015, there were…
Nearly half (48%) of respondents are offered tools by their employer that are designed to promote wellbeing in the workplace, according to research by Robert Half. Its 'The secrets of the happiest companies and employees' report, which surveyed 2,000 UK adults who work on a full or part-time basis, also found that 17% of respondents have access to counselling through their employer. The research also…
Women who want some help to return to work following a career break were given a boost by a £5m investment in “returnships” in the spring budget. Returnships are return-to-work programmes – predominantly aimed at highly skilled women in management and professional services such as legal practice and financial services – that help people transition back into the workplace after a career break, often for…