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New evidence on supporting people with disabling long-term health conditions to sustain work

Inclusive cultures can help employees feel safe to discuss disabling, long-term health conditions at work; this can facilitate access to the support needed to stay, and be successful, at work. Five key drivers can enable effective support and remove systemic barriers for individuals with disabling health conditions at work: 1.      Inclusive culture including Leadership and …

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The role of evidence in occupational safety and health – new report

Using evidence in occupational safety and health (OSH) decision-making may help reduce rates of occupational incidents and poor outcomes for workplace wellbeing. However, the role evidence currently plays within OSH is unclear. RAND Europe developed a study to explore the role of evidence in OSH decision making and our team at Evolve Workplace Wellbeing contributed …

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How far do you want to go with workplace wellbeing? Call for interviewees

Call for managers and leaders of UK organisations (public, private and third sector organisations all welcome!) to give their opinions on workplace wellbeing initiatives in an interview with UEA researchers. A month ago we launched our survey on workplace wellbeing organizational ethics. Although the survey is still open to new responses until the end of …

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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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