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men playing table tennis in an office setting

Recent research by Prof Kim Burton, an independent occupational health researcher in the UK, has shown that despite businesses reducing serious workplace injuries over the last century, that there are still a significant number of common health problems such as depression, back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and anxiety, which affect people at work. These conditions may ...

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The end of the year is always a time that induces stress for most of us. Having come from the Northern Hemisphere, where Christmas is a very welcome break in the middle of a bleak winter, I have to admit that Christmas itself has always felt like a very inconvenient hiccup that interrupts planning of ...

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Steps leading up a hilly green parkland

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I believe workplace wellness is much more achievable when we look after every aspect of our wellbeing. Mental health plays a vital part in productivity. This latest post has been kindly written by Michael Hempseed, Managing Director/Behavioural expert at Employee Solution Service in Christchurch. ...

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A red boardroom chair with non-adjustable arms and back, and not enough seat padding

I’m a big advocate for getting your staff involved when redesigning a workplace. They’re the people who know about the tasks they have to do, what has worked for them in the past, and the challenges that exist within the current workplace. I find that they often come up with innovative ideas and think outside ...

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Little dog standing in sea

Gosh time flies. It seems like such a short time ago that I was talking about holidays and Christmas trees, I find it hard to believe that here we are at the end of January already. How quickly the year has shot away. I hope you returned to work in a rested state and are ...

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If you’re anything like me, you’ll automatically associate the lovely smell of pine with the smell of Christmas. And even though many of us don’t put up a real tree anymore (too many needles, no children at home, or simply no space) recreating this smell with pine scented candles is also becoming a popular thing ...

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