Archive | April, 2013

Bullying in the Workplace! Tell us your stories and your solutions.

25 Apr

 

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According to the CIPD One estimate states that bullying costs UK employers upwards of £2 billion a year 

We are preparing for an educational session on this topic so I am keen to hear your stories of bullying especially if as a result of the bullying the person being bullied, colleagues or the bully themselves ended up being absent from work. I am also keen to hear any great initiatives which you feel have worked to help managers/businesses deal with this problem. 

If you prefer to private message me then my email is brett.edwards@corporatehealth.co.uk thanks for your help, all feedback sent to me privately will anonymised.

Bullying at work is a common occurrence in the workplace and it is often unnoticed or not dealt with. Bullying can be directed at a person personally or it can relate to work activities.

Research shows that 80% of managers know that bullying is occurring in their workplace, yet few admitted being involved. Bullying involves negative behaviour being targeted at an individual or individuals, repeatedly and persistently over time. Common forms include:

  • Being caught up in arguments or rude comments
  • Being ignored or excluded
  • Being given meaningless tasks or being overloaded with work
  • Having information withheld deliberately
  • Being made to feel stupid in public
  • Being the subject of gossip or belittling remarks or not being given credit where it is dueThe impact of bullying and harassment are not to be underestimated. Common complaints of victims can include high levels of stress, poor health, a decrease in performance and repeated sickness absence. So what are the answers? Where does HR stand from a legal point of view in terms of dealing with bullying and stamping it out of your organisation’s culture.
  • Should you introduce a bullying policy?
  • Where does the Prevention of Harassment Act come into play?
  • When should you try mediation?
  • When is legal action the answer?

Exhibiting at HRD learning and development Olympia

24 Apr

Come and see us at stand 531 to gain free access to our new online OH training for HR. @cipd

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HRD Expo Olympia 24th/25th – Launch of new online OH training for HR

23 Apr

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Corporate Health, a leading national Occupational Health provider, launches an innovative online training solution for HR professionals on how to get the best ROI from their Occupational Health service.

Established in 1947, the charitable objectives of Corporate Health include education and research and with this in mind, the organisation’s clinical experts have worked with HR to develop this new and innovative online training course.

At the forthcoming CIPD HRD learning and development exhibition, Corporate Health will be launching its brand new and innovative product to facilitate online Occupational Health (OH) based learning for HR managers. The training guide, “How to effectively use Occupational Health in the Workplace”, will provide case studies and solutions whilst posing questions to guarantee that any HR Manager going through the training will receive clear, decisive and commercially focused advice on how to benefit from OH, therefore ensuring a return on investment for themselves and their employees and enabling their OH provider becomes a trusted partner for their organisation.  See Dr Charlie Vivian explain a case study looking at Adjustments and the Equality Act.  Click here to watch the video.

Managing Director, Brett Edwards said “I believe that the OH industry lacks good quality training solutions for HR on how to get the most from OH. Dr Charlie Vivian, Occupational Health Physician, delivers an enlightening online training programme which will help HR pro actively manage employees with long term absence or health issues affecting their performance.”

At the show, Corporate Health will be offering free access to all attendees who register at our stand (531).  The course, now available to HR managers across the UK, normally costs £35. Visit our online training page http://www.corporatehealth.co.uk/what_we_do/online-training

This practical online training solution for HR is the brainchild of Brett Edwards and Dr Charlie Vivian.  The training will be delivered by experienced Occupational Health physicians.  Brett said “There is a current misconception by HR that OH works against them.  In reality, this is just the opposite, OH loves HR.  Any OH provider should be a trusted partner to HR in terms of helping them and their employees get the most from OH.”  He went on to say that “We know many organisations are not seeing the true potential from their OH provider because they are not using the service correctly or at the right time and therefore do not see the full benefits from both an employee health and monetary basis”.  Dr Charlie Vivian, an experienced consultant in Occupational Medicine, has been heavily involved in this new product too from both a clinical and medical viewpoint as well as an OH viewpoint.  Previously, Charlie was Director of Quality for NHS Plus, a national network of NHS OH providers.

As part of its mission statement, Corporate Health aims to use its charitable status and expertise to support education and research into Occupational Health.  The launch of this online training product for HR backs up the organisation’s promise to itself and its supporters to be a part of improving, educating and innovating the Occupational Healthcare industry going forward. 

For more information or interviews go to www.corporatehealth.co.uk or call us on 0845 680 7875

Tuesday 23rd April – Stress and Mental Health in the workplace – Free event.

22 Apr

imageWe have been working in partnership with members of the Slough Working Well Group to put on a series of events to raise awareness and provide advice on health issues facing businesses in Slough.

Please find below details of our first event relating to Mental Health & Stress in the Workplace to be held on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013 at Telefónica UK – O2 and a flyer is attached to provide further information for you.

EVENT INFO CLICK HERE

If the event would not be appropriate for you could I ask you to pass the invitation on to the person who would be responsible for the Health & Wellbeing of your staff.

New Online Training for HR on how to use Occupational Health – Press Release

19 Apr

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Corporate Health, a leading national Occupational Health provider, launches an innovative online training solution for HR professionals on how to get the best ROI from their Occupational Health service.

Established in 1947, the charitable objectives of Corporate Health include education and research and with this in mind, the organisation’s clinical experts have worked with HR to develop this new and innovative online training course.

At the forthcoming CIPD HRD learning and development exhibition, Corporate Health will be launching its brand new and innovative product to facilitate online Occupational Health (OH) based learning for HR managers. The training guide, “How to effectively use Occupational Health in the Workplace”, will provide case studies and solutions whilst posing questions to guarantee that any HR Manager going through the training will receive clear, decisive and commercially focused advice on how to benefit from OH, therefore ensuring a return on investment for themselves and their employees and enabling their OH provider becomes a trusted partner for their organisation.  See Dr Charlie Vivian explain a case study looking at Adjustments and the Equality Act.  Click here to watch the video.

Managing Director, Brett Edwards said “I believe that the OH industry lacks good quality training solutions for HR on how to get the most from OH. Dr Charlie Vivian, Occupational Health Physician, delivers an enlightening online training programme which will help HR pro actively manage employees with long term absence or health issues affecting their performance.”

At the show, Corporate Health will be offering free access to all attendees who register at our stand (531).  The course, now available to HR managers across the UK, normally costs £35. Visit our online training page http://www.corporatehealth.co.uk/what_we_do/online-training

This practical online training solution for HR is the brainchild of Brett Edwards and Dr Charlie Vivian.  The training will be delivered by experienced Occupational Health physicians.  Brett said “There is a current misconception by HR that OH works against them.  In reality, this is just the opposite, OH loves HR.  Any OH provider should be a trusted partner to HR in terms of helping them and their employees get the most from OH.”  He went on to say that “We know many organisations are not seeing the true potential from their OH provider because they are not using the service correctly or at the right time and therefore do not see the full benefits from both an employee health and monetary basis”.  Dr Charlie Vivian, an experienced consultant in Occupational Medicine, has been heavily involved in this new product too from both a clinical and medical viewpoint as well as an OH viewpoint.  Previously, Charlie was Director of Quality for NHS Plus, a national network of NHS OH providers.

As part of its mission statement, Corporate Health aims to use its charitable status and expertise to support education and research into Occupational Health.  The launch of this online training product for HR backs up the organisation’s promise to itself and its supporters to be a part of improving, educating and innovating the Occupational Healthcare industry going forward. 

For more information or interviews go to www.corporatehealth.co.uk or call us on 0845 680 7875

Dyslexia effects about 1 in 10 or 3,300,000 UK workers!

17 Apr

If this impacted one of your employees

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  • As an HR Professional, do you understand about Dyslexia in the Workplace and what your responsibilities are?
  • If one of your employees was underperforming, but you subsequently discovered that they were dyslexic, would you know what measures to put in place to help them?
  • Have a look at the case study part 1 and then part 2
  • Dyslexia is a much-misunderstood condition. We need to help raise awareness of dyslexia and ensure that both employees and employers understand the unique gifts and talents associated with the dyslexic thinking/learning style and how to use these talents to the mutual benefit of both parties. Research has shown that unfortunately some HR departments are not aware of their responsibilities towards their dyslexic employees and may fall foul of the Equality Act, which may lead to an employer being taken to an Employment Tribunal, a very expensive and time consuming process. With the expert help and guidance, then the need to resort to litigation can be obviated and practicable solutions can be put in place.

Corporate Health Funds Research as part of charitable activities

16 Apr

As part of Corporate Healths charitable activity we are pleased to announce that the following Doctors have been award research funds for 2013 from the Mobbs Corporate Health Awards working with the FOM (Faculty Occupational Medicine) the 2013 submissions were reviewed during March and awarded to 3  students. For details of the awards and how to apply click here

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Dr Rachel Sharpe: Dr Sharpe has been awarded the Mobbs Corporate Health Fellowship to attend the Golder Occupational Hygiene Training Course (OHTA) in Western Perth, Australia.

Andrew Grosset: Andrew has been awarded the Mobbs Corporate Health Student Elective Fellowship to undertake an elective at National Air Traffic Services (NATS) to learn about Occupational Medicine and the role of an Occupational Medicine physician in aviation, and to participate in an audit

Fiona Dogan: Fiona has been awarded the Mobbs Corporate Health Student Elective Fellowship to undertake an elective at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi, to learn about the role of Occupational Medicine in Malawi.