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Newsletter #11 – May 2023

Work on job quality for all rather than along gender lines

Our colleagues at the University of East Anglia – Prof Roberta Fida and Dr David Watson – have been busy! Not only did they bring you the fascinating work on trans lives in the workplace last month, now they have another meaningful article out on stressors and gender.

They find a lack of gender differences in the probability of being ‘at risk’ of exposure to work stressors. This underlines the importance of addressing low-quality work in general rather than considering help for at-risk workers along gendered lines.

The literature on the gendering of work more generally suggests that men and women are likely to be exposed to different stressors and to experience different stress profiles, but the review they conducted found little support for this.  

You can read the open access academic journal article here: Is Gender an Antecedent to Workplace Stressors? A Systematic Review and an Empirical Study Using a Person-Centred Approach (  
Podcast #3 out now! How to move to remote working smoothly…
Steve Kerridge of Cambridgeshire Constabulary talks about how the pandemic meant that the police had to pivot quickly to hybrid working and how a piece of research carried out in collaboration with the University of East Anglia led to a useful checklist for remote workers.  

You can find the podcast series on all good podcast directories (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music etc.), direct from our website Professional development – (scroll down to podcast section) or on Buzzsprout  
Still not sure how to make the most of the Evolve toolkit?
Here are videos on: 1) What the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing toolkit is and 2) What is in the toolkit
As well as a list of 3 ways people make use of the toolkit. (If you have already made use of the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing toolkit, calculator or guide, we’d love to hear from you for guest spots in our explainer videos. Please use our contact form to send us contact details!)  

15th May 2023 (online) – Dr Helen Fitzhugh will be presenting at this online session on workplace wellbeing for university workforces: Improving the mental wellbeing of the University workforce: Practical steps Tickets, Mon 15 May 2023 at 13:00 | Eventbrite

23rd May 2023 (online) + 14th June 2023 (in-person Norwich) – Free interactive workshops with our team on workplace wellbeing for voluntary and community sector organisations. If interested contact for more information:

Keep your eyes peeled next newsletter for lots more interesting events that we are not allowed to announce yet, but we will be delivering for you over the summer!    
In this section we compile interesting other evidence-informed links on workplace wellbeing that we have found interesting. The following is not produced by the Evolve Workplace Wellbeing team.  

– Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from British Chambers of Commerce shows no sign of recruitment troubles easing for firms: Norfolk Chamber article  
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