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Self-efficacy matters for workplace wellbeing

New research from the UEA Workplace Wellbeing research team focuses on the topic of self-efficacy and how it was an important personal resource during the pandemic. Professor Roberta Fida led a team of researchers who investigated self-efficacy in almost 400 UK workers from January 2020 through to January 2021 to investigate its effects. Self-efficacy refers …

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New report highlights the need for investment in NHS staff wellbeing

Poor mental health and wellbeing costs the NHS an estimated £12.1 billion a year, new research suggests. Saving the equivalent of just 10 per cent of lost days each year, could pay for more than 34,000 nurses and 17,000 doctors, according to the analysis by The International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO), the University of East Anglia and RAND …

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New academic book on Achieving Sustainable Workplace Wellbeing

Ever wondered why high quality, proven wellbeing initiatives can work in one organisation but fail in another? The new book “Achieving Sustainable Workplace Wellbeing” by members of the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing team offers academic insight into issues of implementation, i.e. how workplace wellbeing initiatives are delivered, promoted and integrated into businesses. The book is part …

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Evolve Workplace Wellbeing toolkit website launch

On 26th May 2022, the Workplace Wellbeing Team at the University of East Anglia and RAND Europe are happy to launch the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing toolkit website. The launch event in central London will introduce the features of the toolkit: The cost-effectiveness calculator for creating a business case for workplace wellbeing The self-assessment guide to …

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Wellbeing and productivity: Can employees design their jobs better than the boss? (growthbusiness.co.uk)

Wellbeing and productivity: Can employees design their jobs better than the boss?

Studies suggest that job type or industry sector are not necessarily defining factors of what makes a good job. Instead, things like how secure it is, our social connections, on-the-job learning opportunities, supportive organisations, and clear responsibilities are just some of the elements seen by employees as more important. When we move into a role with …

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An evidence-based checklist for managing home workers | Safety Management

A new checklist provides a quick reminder for managers on how to support the wellbeing and productivity of remote workers. In the early Covid-19 lockdown, many workers were asked to work from home. As workplace wellbeing researchers who had just been sent to work from home ourselves, we set out to investigate research on isolated …

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Five secrets to a successful wellbeing strategy | Safety Magazine

Five secrets to a successful wellbeing strategy | Safety Magazine

Need to convince the leaders in your organisation to take wellbeing seriously? “Don’t just appeal to the money, appeal to the strategy,” says Professor Kevin DanielsPersuading senior leaders to buy into wellbeing is a challenge for anyone with wellbeing responsibilities. Yet, how best to get their attention? Professor Kevin Daniels has spent the last three years …

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What can universities do to support the wellbeing of postgraduate researchers? | LSE blog

What can universities do to support the wellbeing of postgraduate researchers? | LSE blog

As highlighted in a recent LSE Impact blogpost, there is evidence to show that postgraduate researchers face particular risks in relation to poor mental health and well-being. Reporting on a recent review of interventions carried out by universities and higher education institutions, David Watson, outlines four areas in which universities can develop initiatives to support …

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