About Sara Bean

Sara Bean is the contributing editor of Insight. She is a journalist and editor who has been writing and reporting on workplace issues for nearly twenty years, which reflects her interest in health, safety, Human Resources and facilities management. She edited facilities management magazine FMX for six years before joining the professional services firm Workplace Law – which specialises in employment law, health and safety and environmental management – as Managing Editor. Sara has also written for and edited a number of business to business publications, and contributes to a range of publications covering workplace management and the built environment.

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Over half of workforce feel physically sick due to workplace pressures

Over half of workforce feel physically sick due to workplace pressures

More than half of the workforce (53 percent) report that they have felt physically unwell due to a poor work-life balance, and a similar number (52 percent) go so far as to say that work makes them more unwell than anything in their personal lives, claims new research from Bupa UK. In addition to physical […]

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Employers should offer flexible working to solve recruitment crisis in EMEA

Employers should offer flexible working to solve recruitment crisis in EMEA

Employers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are facing an increasingly competitive recruitment landscape in 2017, but what might help candidates choose one organisation over another will be more opportunities for flexible working, claims a new global study by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry. Specifying which qualities they thought would entice candidates […]

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Sickie and duvet days lead to ‘vicious cycle’ of stress and absenteeism

Sickie and duvet days lead to ‘vicious cycle’ of stress and absenteeism

Employees are more likely to pull a sickie in the first quarter (January to March) than any other time of year, causing increased stress for those who have to cover for their absent colleagues, a new survey claims. The research, which was conducted by Kronos found that over a third (37 percent) of respondents predicted […]

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Third of working mothers rely on school breakfast clubs to keep their jobs

Third of working mothers rely on school breakfast clubs to keep their jobs

Nearly 60 per cent of parents rank breakfast clubs as ‘very important’ for their families survival and routine; and a third of working British mothers say they would have to give up work if they weren’t available, claims a new report. The Kellogg’s study ‘The Parent’s Lifeline’, which looks into the role school breakfast clubs […]

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Brexit is resulting in a decline in interest among potential recruits from EU

Brexit is resulting in a decline in interest among potential recruits from EU

There’s been some concerns among employers on the long term implications to recruitment on the UK’s decision to leave the EU and now a new report suggests that it is among the job sectors where demand for EU workers to fulfill UK jobs is highest where there is the largest immediate dip in interest. The […]

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Nearly half of the stressed employees of SMEs want to move jobs

Nearly half of the stressed employees of SMEs want to move jobs

Two-thirds (67 percent) of employees in small to medium employers (SMEs) are currently fed up at work and lack motivation, but the large majority of their employers (81 percent) believe they aren’t affected by the January blues, claims new research by Moorepay. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) feel their colleagues are also affected by the January […]

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Sky Central + Dealing with noise at source + The detoxified workplace

Sky Central + Dealing with noise at source + The detoxified workplace

In this week’s Newsletter; Neil Usher describes the vision behind Sky Central’s new activity-based workplace in London; and Mark Eltringham argues the European Display Screen Equipment Regulations are no longer fit for purpose. CRE’s attempts to advance corporate strategic goals often take a back seat to cost savings targets; the Hushme voice masking device for mobile phones […]

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Recruitment, change management and morale are chief HR challenges in 2017

Recruitment, change management and morale are chief HR challenges in 2017

While a fifth of respondents to a study commissioned by Cascade HR revealed the topics most likely to keep HR awake at night in 2017 said they don’t foresee any challenges as Brexit begins to unfold, the remainder highlighted recruitment, managing organisational change and staff morale as the overriding struggles they expect to encounter. While […]

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Workplace design can combat ill effects of winter on workers’ mental wellbeing

Workplace design can combat ill effects of winter on workers’ mental wellbeing

The January blues are well documented but aside from the usual clichés which abound around this time of year, there is some evidence of the impact of winter on people’s mental health and wellbeing, According to a new survey from Peldon Rose over two-fifths (44 percent) of employees say winter has a negative effect on […]

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Brexit uncertainty won’t dissuade UK workers from moving jobs this year

Brexit uncertainty won’t dissuade UK workers from moving jobs this year

Employee confidence in the UK has not been shaken by uncertainty around leaving the European Union, as 48 percent admit that they will be looking for a new job this year, claims a new survey by REED. The YouGov research asked more than 2,000 people about their careers in 2017, and found that 43 percent […]

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Money worries undermine performance of one in four workers says CIPD

Money worries undermine performance of one in four workers says CIPD

A quarter of people are suffering with money problems so substantial that it is affecting their ability to do their job, claims a new survey published by the CIPD and Close Brothers Asset Management. Physical fatigue caused by lost sleep when worrying about money, is the most common explanation for how financial concerns have impacted […]

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Detoxify the workplace to improve employee wellbeing and productivity

Detoxify the workplace to improve employee wellbeing and productivity

While most organisations recognise the importance of keeping their employees safe, not enough focus is being given to wellness, and those organisations that do not prioritise employee wellness and design their workplaces accordingly will lose talent and potentially face bottom line repercussions. This is according to AECOM, which is urging organisations to “detoxify” their work […]

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