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A five-step plan to healthy work

2nd Dec 2010
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Bad personal habits don't just manifest themselves in your private life. Wellbeing expert Jody Delichte offers five simple tips to help people stay balanced.

Employees spend up to a third of their lives at work - and sometimes more. The latest research from Gallup shows that the impact of stress on productivity can be significant and identified the following simple techniques to minimise its impact.

1. Increase use of strengths

Everyone has strengths, which are based on their individual patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. While one person may be great at coming up with new ideas and concepts, another person may be energised by gathering and analysing information. When people are using their strengths they are more likely to enjoy what they are doing, as we...

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By weaversmiths
03rd Dec 2010 17:12

Well Being

Does this mean that I must separate work from pleasure and therefore not read all the interesting comments made on this site or listen to heavy rock music while I work? (;-).  I think its far too late for me to change my habits.

 

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By kchuttun
04th Dec 2010 13:39

It is never too late

 Weaver it is never too late to change - where there is a will there will always be a way. 

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By DAS
14th Dec 2010 12:59

Should employers take a more proactive approach to employee's we

Here, here. An interesting report that needs to be explored further.

Is your workforce a healthy, happy and productive one?With ever increasing demands and deadlines being placed on workers, often resulting in a highly stressed work force, it would seem imperative employers should strive to implement an appropriate intervention to reduce stress. By doing so, employers reap the rewards of a productive workforce, reduced staff absenteeism, and a generally happier staff relationship with management. This can further display the company’s gratitude to employees through care of their wellbeing, with the benefit for the company being that they see an increase in staff retention and profit.Maintain your most valuable assetTaking a proactive approach to managing the health of your people makes good business sense. In addition, it demonstrates your commitment to your staff.Did you know?Over 175 million working days are lost to ill health each year, with the annual economic cost of stress and sickness absence estimated to be over £100billionStress, musculoskeletal and back pains are among the most common (and most preventable) causes of absence in manual and non-manual workers.The average level of sickness absence is 8.4 days per employee, per year, at an average cost of £780 per employeeWhy not supplement your current Occupational Health provision?Many businesses already conduct health screenings for their employees that help highlight areas for improvement, e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks. The DYMONDstrength Health & Wellbeing assessment service allows each individual to be educated into how they can improve on these areas and monitors the workforce through the development of an effective Health & Wellbeing programme.A successful health and well-being programme, where employee physical and mental well-being is protected and improved, results in sustained staff morale leading to greater workplace engagement and in turn drives increased productivity.For more information visit www.dymondstrength.com, call today on 07739 791 939, or email us at [email protected] .

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