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Long COVID and Return to Work - What Works? A position paper from the Society of Occupational Medicine (PDF, 685 Kb)

This paper provides guidance on the identification and management of Long COVID - particularly regarding return to work. This guidance has been produced by members of The Society of Occupational Medicine Long COVID Group, of which our Managing Partner Jo Yarker is a member, and other work and health...

Your Job Can Be Good For You (PDF, 5 Mb)

Your Job Can Be Good For You

Thu, 09 Jun 2022

We were pleased to be BITC's research partner to create the 'Your Job Can Be Good For You' report which sets out how businesses can revolutionise the way employees work while supporting broader responsible business goals. It also includes recommendations to begin post-pandemic re-sets of employee wellbeing...

Developing an Understanding of Moral Injury in Business Settings Summary (PDF, 240 Kb)

Moral injury refers to the lasting strong cognitive and emotional response that is caused by performing, witnessing, or failing to prevent an action that violates one's own moral beliefs and expectations (Litz et al., 2009; 2019). Typically, moral injury research has been conducted within military settings,...

Developing an Understanding of Moral Injury in Business Settings (PDF, 584 Kb)

Moral injury refers to the lasting strong cognitive and emotional response that is caused by performing, witnessing, or failing to prevent an action that violates one's own moral beliefs and expectations (Litz et al., 2009; 2019). Typically, moral injury research has been conducted within military settings,...

Working With Long Covid: Research Evidence To Inform Support (PDF, 319 Kb)

An estimated 1.3 million people (1.9% of the population) were experiencing self-reported long COVID as at October 2021. The prevalence and impact of long COVID is emerging as a significant concern and needs ongoing attention from people professionals.
In order to provide timely and appropriate support...

What If Your Job Was Good For You? A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Make Work Better (PDF, 6.4 Mb)

Business in the Community's (BITC) What If Your Job Was Good For You? report identifies actions employers can take to transform wellbeing at work. The report sets out how business leaders can create an environment in which employees feel supported to do their best work. It also outlines how to achieve...

Impact Of Covid-19 On The L&D Profession: Perspectives From Independent Learning Practitioners. (PDF, 783 Kb)

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the way we learn. Learning and development practitioners have been challenged to step outside of their comfort zone, be curious and embrace new ways of delivering learning with high impact for the digital age. This longitudinal focus group study investigated...

The Psychological Implications Of Remote Rotational Work (PNG, 621 Kb, 1104x1430)

Whether on or offshore, the work and lifestyle of a remote rotational worker is unique. While lucrative for some, it has long been associated with a high impact on mental health and wellbeing. To reveal the true extent of this, the International SOS Foundation commissioned a ground-breaking global study...

Learnings From The Covid-19 Pandemic: Approaches To Support Employee Health And Wellbeing (PDF, 769 Kb)

This research was conducted by Affinity Health at Work, co-sponsored by IOSH via its Research Consortium, to explore the impact the COVID-19 pandemic on employee's health and wellbeing and what can be learned from it.
Researchers conducted interviews and held focus groups with employees, managers and...

Work Adjustments For Mental Health Work Adjustments: A Review Of The Evidence And Guidance (PNG, 381 Kb, 794x1123)

This review examines the evidence and guidance available to inform practices around work adjustments for mental health at work.
It is important that employees experiencing mental ill-health are able to access the support they need to return to work following sickness absence, stay in work and continue...

Keeping Business Travellers Healthy, Happy And Engaged At Home And Away (PNG, 768 Kb, 1654x2339)

Despite international business travel being seen as essential for global business and indeed advantageous in term of career progression for employees; there is evidence that international business travel can be deleterious to health. The study not only uncovers the psychological implications of business...

Cross-Sector Insights On Enabling Flexible Working (PDF, 1.3 Mb)

Growing demand for flexible working and an increasing recognition of its broad benefits have pointed to the need for practical, evidence-based guidance to help people professionals and their organisations to implement it.

This CIPD guide, produced in collaboration with Affinity Health, explores the effective...

Developing Managers To Manage Sustainable Employee Engagement, Health And Well-Being - Phase One (PDF, 2.6 Mb)

Sponsored by the CIPD, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Affinity Health at Work Research Consortium, Affinity Health at Work has conducted research to review all the evidence available about what affects the success of developing managers who support employee engagement, health...

Managing For Sustainable Employee Engagement: Developing A Behavioural Framework (PNG, 1.3 Mb, 968x1378)

Evidence suggests that employee engagement has a positive and significant effect on organisations, and that managers are pivotal to engagement and wellbeing.
Research, funded by the CIPD and led by Affinity Health at Work through a consortium of employers and other stakeholders, has brought together two...

Managing for Sustainable Employee Engagement Developing a Behavioural Framework (PDF, 759 Kb)

Although it is widely accepted by both academics and practitioners that employee engagement has a significant and positive impact on both the organisation and the individual, there is no general consensus on the conceptualisation of employee engagement.

This research aims to define employee engagement...

Preventing Stress: Promoting Positive Manager Behaviour Phase 4: How Do Organisations Implement The Findings In Practice? (PDF, 498 Kb)

Our research highlights the pivotal role that line managers play in workplace stress management. For employers to reduce and manage workplace stress effectively they need to ensure that managers demonstrate the skills and behaviours that allow them to manage their staff in ways that minimise work-related...

Developing Resilience: Research Insight (PDF, 497 Kb)

The overall aim of this report is to assist practitioners in understanding resilience and approaches to building resilience, as well as identifying gaps in these domains. Additional objectives include: to review interventions designed to build resilience offered both by practitioners and by the academic...

Management Competencies For Preventing And Reducing Stress At Work: Identifying And Developing The Management Behaviours Necessary To Implement The HSE Management Standards (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

This report presents the findings of the second phase of a research project to identify the specific management behaviours associated with the effective management of stress at work. This phase aimed to: examine the usability of the 'Management competencies for preventing and reducing stress at work'...

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