New study - middle age office workers as sedentary as pensioners
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 10-July-2017 17:30:08
The Irish Times today has called on office workers to 'Quit the Sit'. This comes as new research reveals that middle-aged office workers move less during the week than pensioners. The University of Edinburgh researchers have called for urgent change.
What can you do for your employees in your building?Read our partner StepJockey's exclusive Q&A with the study's author.
Topics: Sedentary Lifestyle, Employee Wellbeing
How to Set Up a Corporate Wellness Programme
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 24-March-2017 16:54:31
If increased productivity is key to your organisations success you may be looking at implementing a corporate wellness programme to exploit the well of untapped energy in your workforce...Read More
Topics: Employee Wellbeing, Corporate Wellness Programme
Press Release: Launch of New Wellness Portal to Help Irish Businesses Support the Healthy Ireland Framework
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 10-March-2017 14:53:21
Portal can identify health risks and reduce avoidable costs in the Irish workforce...Read More
Topics: Press Release, Employee Wellbeing, Corporate Wellness
Six Steps to Achieve Those New Year Resolutions
Posted by Aaron Keegan 30-Dec-2016 13:33:09
How can you achieve your 2017 resolutions?
As we head into 2017 many people will review their lifestyle. The start of a new year is always a time for resolutions and enthusiasm to better yourself.Read More
Topics: New Year Resolutions, Lifestyle, Wellbeing
Coping Strategies To Manage Stress In The Workplace
Posted by Aaron Keegan 01-Nov-2016 15:45:12
There are two types of ways we can deal with stress: Problem focused and Emotion focused
While, problem focused is a much more effective way to manage stress in the workplace, emotion focused strategies are valuable in certain situations.Read More
Topics: Stress Management, Workplace
Why HR and Line Managers Need to Work Together to Reduce Absenteeism in Ireland
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 22-September-2016 08:56:14
Absence from work does not make the heart grow fonder!
When an employee is absent it can cause reverberations throughout the entire organisation...
Topics: Productivity, Absence, Return to Work Interviews, HR Tools
Workplace Health, It's Personal!
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 01-September-2016 09:09:30
Of course there are supports available if you get sick. From primary care to acute care through rehabilitation there are facilities to get us better. But just because they are there doesn't mean we have to use them...Read More
Topics: Workplace Health, Personal Health
How HR Can Drive Wellbeing And Engagement Through CSR Responsibility
Posted by Conor Hoey on 11-August-2016 17:25:26
Up to now, a big worry for society has been about the sustainability of the environment, but in the future it's going to be about the sustainability of the health of your workforce.Read More
Topics: HR, CSR Responsibility
The Changing Role of Occupational Health
Posted by Conor Hoey on 18-July-2016 15:30:02
The workplace is continually evolving, influencing in different ways, the health agenda. The nature of work itself has changed in multiple ways, including vast technological and global trends and the shift from an industrial to a services- and knowledge-based economy.Read More
Topics: Occupational Health, Absence
Five Areas Line Managers Need HR Support To Deliver A Healthy Workplace
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 6-July-2016 09:23:21
Line managers are central to the successful implementation of a health and well-being strategy. They also have a crucial role in creating the culture necessary to support a healthy workplace. Many managers are only trained to focus on the specific tasks relating to their job. However they are in a position to implement the breath of policies and practices that make up a well-being strategy.Read More
Topics: Line Managers, HR, Healthy Workplace
Top Five Actions For Senior Management To Ensure Their Health And Well-being Strategy Works
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 10-June-2016 13:52:02
An integrated Health and Well-being strategy has been highlighted by the CIPD as crucial in supporting efforts to improve workplace health, enhance productivity and have a more sustainable and motivated workforce. In this article we look at 5 ways senior management can help nurture a culture of health in their organisation.Read More
Topics: Senior Management, Health and Well-being Strategy
What Medical Tests are Appropriate for a Corporate Wellness Programme?
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 08-June-2016 16:12:26
This is a question that is often asked by HR professionals.
There are thousands of medical examinations available and it is important to select the most appropriate tests available for any given situation.Read More
Topics: Medical Tests, Wellness Programme
The Tools HR Needs to Deliver A Health And Well-Being Strategy
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 01-June-2016 10:25:03
In this article we will look specifically at HR and how they can make a significant contribution.Read More
Topics: Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Wellness Programme
How Much Should a Corporate Wellness Programme Cost
Posted by Aaron Keegan on 19-Apr-2016 9:05:52
It can be very difficult to budget for the cost of a corporate wellness programme and how much an organisation should spend is the length of the proverbial piece of string.Read More
Topics: Wellness, Wellness Programme Cost
Wellbeing and Engagement is Key for Sustainability
Posted by Conor Hoey on 02-Mar-2016 16:02:53
Employee engagement may be becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. Organisational change is perhaps the only constant in today's working life.Read More
Topics: Wellbeing, Engagement, Sustainability