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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…

A new look at wellbeing

Friday, 17 March 2017
Employers in the UK are rolling out workplace wellbeing strategies at an unprecedented rate, according to a new research report 'Employee Wellbeing Research 2017: The Evolution of Workplace Wellbeing in the UK.' Forty-five percent of UK companies have a clearly-defined wellbeing strategy in place, compared to less than a third (30 percent) in 2016 – and 26 percent have had a strategy for more than…
Imagine waking up, having breakfast with your family or going for a run. Then you work a couple of hours in your office at home. You have arranged a lunch-meeting with your boss, after which you spend some time collaborating with your team. In the afternoon you have an appointment with your mothers’ doctor, all is well. You have a couple of phone calls with…