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Unum partners with the Mental Health Foundation

May 27th, 2016

Employee benefits experts Unum and national charity the Mental Health Foundation have today announced a new long-term partnership that sees the two organisations join forces to tackle the stigma of mental health in the workplace and call on business leaders to safeguard the mental health of their employees at every stage, from prevention through to early intervention, and supporting a positive return to work. (more…)

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A third of FTSE 100 annual reports leave investors with ‘incomplete picture’ of business performance and risk

May 26th, 2016

A third (30%) of FTSE 100 companies are withholding relevant information from their annual reports and painting an inaccurate picture of opportunity and risk, according to a new research report from the Valuing Your Talent partnership. Valuing your Talent: Illustrating your company’s true value, shows that many organisations are failing to include vital workforce related information, including health and safety incidents, data breaches, skills challenges and employee turnover in their annual reports, creating a clear risk to users of these reports, such as investors. (more…)

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Top-tips for staying healthy at work

May 24th, 2016

Even if you put in an hour or so at the gym a few times a week, it still might not be enough to offset any damage done whilst working in a busy office environment. Given that we spend much of our week at work, it is essential that time is taken to stay healthy. Some simple tips can ensure that body and mind are primed to stay creative and productive.


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Tobacco packs changed forever as the UK introduces plain packaging laws

May 24th, 2016

tobacco20th May marked the beginning of the end for brightly coloured and slickly designed tobacco packaging in the UK as legislation takes effect to phase out current packaging. All tobacco products must now be produced in plain, standardised packs with large picture health warnings. Shops and retailers have 12 months to sell existing packets. The United Kingdom and France join Australia as the first countries in the world to introduce similar laws. Australia’s legislation took effect in December 2012. (more…)

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Baby boomers beating millennials when it comes to regular exercise

May 23rd, 2016

Research released from Nuffield Health reveals that sixty-somethings are leading the way when it comes to keeping active and are visiting the gym more frequently than their younger counterparts.
Data collected from Nuffield Health’s 77 Fitness and Wellbeing gyms across the UK, reveals that the average age of their most frequent gym user is 67. Members in this age group were shown to visit the gym an average of eight times a month, whereas those aged 27 visited an average of five times a month in comparison. (more…)

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May 20th, 2016

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has welcomed the Higher Education and Research white paper’s identification of the need to raise teaching standards and the employability of students. CMI partners with UK higher education institutions to equip students with the skills they need to meet the needs of employers. Petra Wilton, CMI’s director of strategy and external affairs, commented: “Embedding professional qualifications in university courses and enriching the curriculum through closer dialogue with business will shape a new generation of work ready graduates. Driving up excellence in education will help develop highly educated, business-ready graduates. (more…)

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CIPD responds to the Queen’s Speech

May 19th, 2016

palaceBen Willmott, Head of Public Policy for the CIPD, the professional body for HR and People Development responds to the Queen’s Speech:

On Higher Education: “The move to increase choice and competition across the Higher Education sector is positive, however, there needs to be ongoing scrutiny over the quality of graduate outcomes to ensure the reforms reduce the high proportion of graduates ending up in non-graduate jobs. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews motivational speaker Mandy Hickson

May 18th, 2016

Before turning to motivational speaking, Mandy Hickson led an inspiring career as a jet pilot in the RAF. The obstacles that Mandy overcame to succeed in this career path, and the unforgettable experiences gained in the front line have enabled her to draw striking and powerful parallels to the world of business, human resources and management. In this interview, Mandy discusses the value for business and beyond in remaining calm under pressure, the key lessons learnt in her time in the RAF and how she transitioned to her new role as a speaker. (more…)

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The inequality of children’s oral health demonstrates the need for greater effort to engender more preventative strategies, says Denplan

May 17th, 2016

SmileThe current state of children’s oral health in the UK has once again been making the headlines this week. Whilst Denplan welcomes the news from Public Health England that the number of five year olds with tooth decay has dropped to its lowest level in almost a decade, there is still much greater effort needed to install better prevention strategies in order to eradicate this entirely preventable dental disease in the child population. (more…)

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Pay growth for most employees likely to remain stuck in the slow lane until at least the end of the decade

May 16th, 2016

Many employees are unlikely to see much of a boost to the real value of their pay until at least the end of this decade, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The survey of more than 1,000 employers identifies a number of factors that are combining to keep pay growth low, even though hiring intentions remain strong. In response, the CIPD is calling on the Government to be more interventionist in its support and work in partnership with business to help improve organisations’ productivity so they can improve salaries. (more…)

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