28th of April: Annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Official poster, highlighting the importance of data collection to ensure safety at work

This coming Friday, 28th of April marks the 14th annual celebration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, powered by the International Labour Organisation. The objective of this day is to promote the prevention of work-related accidents and diseases on a global scale.

“It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on emerging trends in the field of occupational safety and health and on the magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide.” - International Labour Organisation (ILO)[1] Key stakeholders around the world take part in activities to help ignite the conversation surrounding improving preventive measures in the work-place. National authorities, trade unions, employers' organisations and safety and health practitioners have been encouraged by the ILO to recognise their role and responsibility in promoting safe practices in the work-place. Every year the world day focuses its efforts on bringing awareness to a specific Read more

Unlocking the power of employee communication

people sitting around image of unlocked padlock, symbolizing employee communication

The right combination of employee benefits can help to recruit and retain staff, proactively manage the costs of running a scheme and help reduce absence rates. It can also position a company as a caring employer with a strong emphasis on employee wellbeing and make the workplace a more desirable, enjoyable environment to be in.

by Dave Marcus, Key Client Manager at Best Doctors UK While some staff benefits are more tangible, such as a gym or restaurant, others are less so. For example, an employee assistance programme (EAP) can help staff with financial, legal and health concerns and can be accessed via the phone or even through face-to-face counselling. An EAP is a fantastic benefit but if staff don’t know that it exists or how to access it out of working hours, how can it reach its full potential? It is often these less obvious benefits that actually provide the most value to both the Read more