Prejudice against those with mental ill health still prevails in the workplace

Prejudice against those with mental ill health still prevails in the workplace

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The overwhelming majority (94%) of business leaders admit there is a prejudice in their organisation towards people with mental health issues, and despite claims by 88 per cent of employers that they are trying to encourage an open culture of discussion around mental health – as many as seven in ten (70%) employees don’t feel […]

Four-building Hammersmith office development acquired by AXA

Four-building Hammersmith office development acquired by AXA

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A 193,000 sq ft (17,930 sqm) office property based in Hammersmith West London has been acquired by AXA Real Estate. 77 Fulham Palace Road comprises four buildings: Hamlet, Horatio, Ophelia and Elsinore and is currently let to 19 tenants. It has a wide range of floor sizes across the four buildings and unusually for Central […]

Great Place to Work Institute reveals world’s best multinational workplaces

Great Place to Work Institute reveals world’s best multinational workplaces

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The Great Place to Work Institute has released its latest list of the 25 multinational companies that it believes are “leading  the way into a more hopeful economic age”. The full list is available on the organisation’s convoluted and impenetrable website and as part of a new report, The Dawn of the Great Workplace Era, […]

EU’s targeted 2030 greenhouse gas cuts receive lukewarm welcome from industry

EU’s targeted 2030 greenhouse gas cuts receive lukewarm welcome from industry

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The states of the European Union (EU) have reached an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. The EU says it aims to meet the new target in the most cost-effective ways possible. The EU has also set itself the target of generating 27 percent of energy […]

Majority of UK SMEs believe technology can help rebalance the economy

Majority of UK SMEs believe technology can help rebalance the economy

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The UK’s small and medium sized businesses believe that the regional divide in the economy can be bridged to a large extent by technology, according to a new report from Brother UK. According to the report, Regional Attitudes to Growth and Competitiveness, carried out in conjunction with Cardiff University and based on a survey of 600 […]

Over 50s have highest rate of long term unemployment

Over 50s have highest rate of long term unemployment

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More than a million people over 50 have been pushed out of the workplace a new report from The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) has revealed. Up to 1.5 million people aged 50-69 “involuntarily” left employment over the last eight years due to a combination of redundancy, ill health or “forced” early retirement. Of […]

No natural light in almost half of European offices, finds report

No natural light in almost half of European offices, finds report

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Almost half (42%) of European office employees have no natural light in their working environment, over half (55%) don’t have access to any greenery and 7 per cent have no window in their workspace. Yet according to the findings of The Human Spaces Report, commissioned by Interface and led by Organisational Psychologist Professor Sir Cary […]

Half of women would consider remaining childless rather than risk career

Half of women would consider remaining childless rather than risk career

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The expansion of flexible working rights was not only intended to improve workplace wellbeing and productivity, but encourage mothers to remain in the workforce. But it seems there is much work to be done to convince women that work and motherhood can mix. New research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has found that half […]

Companies continue to neglect the strong business case for health and wellbeing

Companies continue to neglect the strong business case for health and wellbeing

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The Government must comprehensively reform its strategy if it’s to tackle the barriers that remain for many businesses in implementing health and wellbeing programmes. This is the message from the Health at Work Policy Unit’s first paper which was launched yesterday (21 October 2014) by Lancaster University’s Work Foundation at an event featuring Professor Dame […]

Campaign aims to help European employers manage work-related stress

Campaign aims to help European employers manage work-related stress

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Work-related stress is the second most frequently reported health problem in Europe – with mental health disorders estimated to cost European employers around 240 billion euros per year. Psychosocial risks in Europe: Prevalence and strategies for prevention – published jointly by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and the European Foundation […]

Nearly three quarters of workers report office temperature affects performance

Nearly three quarters of workers report office temperature affects performance

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A workplace’s design may divide occupiers’ opinions, but is not usually a source of conflict. However, when it comes to the temperature of the office, tempers can flare. Legal guidance is sketchy, as health and safety law demands that workplaces must not fall below 16C, but doesn’t set an optimum temperature. This leaves the ‘ambient’ office […]

Google and Deloitte set out blueprint for collaborative work in Australia

Google and Deloitte set out blueprint for collaborative work in Australia

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Deloitte Digital has launched the final version of its report into the collaborative economy carried out on behalf of Google Australia. An interim report, published in July, estimated that the benefits of collaboration to the Australian economy is already $46 billion and could rise to $56 billion. The report also claims that collaboration could help […]

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