Employee Engagement in the NHS

I was interested and pleased to see Rand Europe’s published research analysing data from NHS Healthy Workforce and Britain’s Healthiest Workplace surveys to understand employee engagement in the NHS. Rand is a respected and experienced organisation which has done much work over the years to help support understanding of NHS staff health and was one […]

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Health, Work, Well-Being and Sickness Absence Survey 2017

I was interested to see the data reported in the recent EEF report “Employee Health: making industrial strategy work for Britain”. Despite 77% of 264 manufacturing organisations surveyed being aware of the Fit for Work Service, less than half (46%) would consider using it and nearly a quarter actively said they would not use it! […]

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Engagement – not soft and fluffy

In their formal review, commissioned by the Government’s Business Information and Skills Department, “Engaging for Success; enhancing performance through employee engagement” Professor David Macleod and Nita Clarke showed clearly that high performing, competitive businesses benefited from engaged employees. Their review concluded that employee health and wellbeing were inextricably linked to good engagement. Managing sickness absence […]

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The challenge of dealing with fluctuating conditions within a workforce

The Working with Arthritis report launched on the 5th of July by Arthritis UK, highlights that musculo-skeletal conditions are one of the most common causes of sickness absence and job loss affecting over 10 million people in the UK. Justin Tomlinson, The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People supported the launch in the […]

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