Workplace Stress Statistics, Don’t Become One
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
2y ago
According to a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) workplace wellbeing report, 17.9 million working days are lost each year due to work-related stress, anxiety, and depression. The report highlights a steady increase from 2014 to 2019 and a significant increase in 2020. Work-related stress is defined as any harmful reaction employees have to undue demands and pressures placed on them in the... Source ..read more
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Neuromotor readiness for school
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
2y ago
A study (published in Education 3–13 last month) has revealed that up to 60 per cent of children may be entering the school system without the key physical neuromotor capabilities that lead to future academic success. Neuromotor development is needed for skills such as hand function, quality of walking, posture, passive muscle tone, coordination, and the ability to perform rapid alternating muscle... Source ..read more
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Recruiting and supporting autistic employees into the workplace
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
2y ago
Many employers assume that they do not need to make any changes until a worker identifies him/herself as autistic and requests adjustments. However, there are plenty of changes that an employer can implement to make the workplace more autism-friendly before an individual request it. This will also benefit workers who may not be aware that they are on the autism spectrum, who do not have a formal... Source ..read more
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Sarah-Jane Butler stands aside as CEO of Working Life Solutions
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
2y ago
After ten years as CEO of Working Life Solutions (formerly Parental Choice), Sarah-Jane Butler is stepping down today, 30 th September, from her role and handing the reigns to new CEO, Simon Seward, who joins the business from 1st October. Sarah-Jane remains active within the business as owner, board director, and consultant to the PC Payroll & Legal business. Seward has spent the last seven years... Source ..read more
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The benefits of embracing neurodiversity in the workplace
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
2y ago
Diversity and inclusivity in the workplace have become an important topic in recent years. It has tended to focus on categories such as gender, age, sexuality, ethnic background, and physical disability but now there is growing momentum to embrace a diverse group of brain types. The concept of neurodiversity recognises the variety of brain makeups found in humans – a categorization of identity... Source ..read more
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Working with a neurodiverse colleague
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
2y ago
ACAS estimate that 15% of the population of the United Kingdom is neurodivergent. The term neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions. The neurodiversity movement primarily focuses on autism but encompasses other conditions as well. It rejects the idea that autism is a disorder and sees it instead as a... Source ..read more
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Mental Health in an Unequal World
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
2y ago
World Mental Health Day is on October 10th, the theme is ‘ mental health in an unequal world‘. It was chosen to highlight the fact that access to mental health services remains unequal, with between 75% to 95% of people with mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries unable to access mental health services at all, and access in high-income countries is not much better. Many people with a... Source ..read more
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National Work Life Week
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
2y ago
National Work Life Week takes place between 11 to 15 October 2021. It is the charity Working Families annual campaign designed to get employers and employees talking about what can be done to get the best work: life balance for both. The last eighteen months, as we’ve all had to readjust and reset our working patterns time and again, have been tough for everyone. Whether it’s parents and carers in... Source ..read more
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Educating for the future
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
3y ago
By Arpana Valji from Families Magazine The World Economic Forum recently stated that 65% of today’s jobs will be non-existent for the children that entered primary school this year. The workplace of the future is going to be looking for communication skills, growth mindset, creativity, and resilience. The schools that will equip our children with these skills are those that are focused on the... Source ..read more
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How to Avoid Smartphone and Social Media Burnout in your Family
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by Your Employee Wellbeing
3y ago
Written By Soren Kenner and Imran Rashid Excessive use of smartphones and social media may lead to stress, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, concentration issues, lowered self-esteem, and more. But just how big is the problem and what can you do to avoid it in your family? In a recent report, the UK Chief Medical examiner advises parents to limit children’s access and screentime and to keep... Source ..read more
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