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Many Small Businesses Ignoring the Risks Associated with the Loss of a Key Person

In Business, In The Press, Industry News, Protection by PCH Staff

Small businesses owners today often find themselves consumed with the day-to-day running of their firms and find very little time to sit back and take stock of other important considerations. And while this kind of focus ultimately makes for a more successful business and happier customers, it also means that they sometimes forget to think about the ‘what ifs’. According …

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New Guidelines Suggest That Employers Need to Encourage Their Workers to Get off Their Backsides More!

In Business, In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

According to the first official guidelines on the subject, office-based staff need to break up periods of prolonged sitting with regular walkabouts and standing activities. More specifically, office workers must be on their feet for at least two hours every day while they are at work. The guidance, which was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, warns …

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Next UK Government Needs to Take Action on Health & Wellbeing Say Employers

In Business, In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

According to recent research, almost a fifth (19%) of UK employers and employees want the next government to take more action when it comes to staff wellbeing. The research, which was conducted by Group Risk Development (GRiD), surveyed 500 UK businesses with between five and 1,000 employees, as well as 1,000 UK workers. It found that in addition to the …

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At Last! Good News Re Sickness Absence Rates

In Business, In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

According to a new survey, 40% of UK employers have seen their sickness absence rates improve over the last year. This figure represents a six percent increase over last year and is in complete contrast to the 15 % of employers who said their sickness absence rates had worsened. The survey, conducted by Group Risk Development (GRiD), interviewed 500 UK …

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Mental Health Disorders – Now the Most Common Work-related Health Issues

In Business, In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

A new study has found that more than half of all work-related ill health issues reported by occupational health physicians nowadays are due to mental health disorders. Furthermore, mental health disorders in the workplace now surpass musculoskeletal problems. Employers should sit up and take note of this shift Employers are now being urged to invest more in workplace health and …

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Greater Employer Awareness Needed Say Cancer Survivors

In Business, In The Press by PCH Staff

Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing and devastating event, which many people struggle to come to terms with. Furthermore, taking time away from work to undergo crucial treatment is something that cancer patients have to accept. However, once their treatment finishes and the individual is well enough to consider a return to work this is the time when they …

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The Cost of Brain Drain

In Business, In The Press by PCH Staff

As the economy is showing strong signs of growth in many sectors, this will no doubt bring challenges for employers to recruit suitably experienced new employees. This means it is even more important to retain those employees you already have. This can be achieved in many ways but in our experience the two main areas are: Employers not only need …