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Dehumanizing the workplace – a dangerous strategy

You may have seen in the news last month that thousands of Jobcentre call centre staff went on strike, with the aim of ending a target-driven culture, improve working conditions and introduce proper flexi-time arrangements.  One of the Union’s…

Is the ‘fit note’ working?

The 'Statement of Fitness for Work', or the 'fit note' as it is affectionately known, came into effect on 6 April, as introduced in my previous blog dated 18 February.  One month on, what impact has it had so far? Few people would argue that…

A fitting alternative to sick notes?

Starting in April this year the traditional ‘sick note’ is to be replaced by a new system which will see GPs completing a ‘fit note’ instead. Under the new arrangement GPs must decide whether a patient is ‘not fit for work’ or ‘fit for some…

The One Show’s Stress Week

This week is the One Show’s ‘Stress Week’ (BBC One, weekdays at 7pm) and I’ve been helping them explore the issues – both at home and in the workplace. We followed a busy Event Manager who was organising a big event at which Anthony Worrall Thompson…

What’s Your Wellbeing Brand?

So, you’re responsible for wellbeing and engagement in your business and you’ve invested in a comprehensive approach that is designed to maintain and improve levels of both. You’ve consulted with the HSE and other experts and you feel like you have…