Take the fluffiness out of wellbeing

Take the fluffiness out of wellbeing

Contrary to some recent arguments about the effectiveness of workplace wellbeing programmes, they are an essential part of business strategy. As to whether they work or not, is a matter of how good a programme you have and how you determine success. There are three...
Should we incentivise healthy behaviours at work?

Should we incentivise healthy behaviours at work?

One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to get better engagement in workplace health initiatives. This is followed closely by, should we use incentives? I hear this from both UK and US based corporations, and whilst the two may have broadly different drivers...
What employers are actually asking for

What employers are actually asking for

Last week’s Symposium event (Workplace Stress and Wellbeing 2013) was by far the best I have been to. The increase in number of attendees is also testament to the tremendous increase in importance that organisations are placing on health at work – largely in...
Kitchen appliances and workplace health

Kitchen appliances and workplace health

Stephen Haynes Stephen Haynes will be attending the Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Summit 2013. Last weekend, I helped some friends move house. As I entered their new home, as you would expect, boxes were scattered all around and I couldn’t actually get to the kitchen...