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HR buzzwords such as “onboarding” and “rightsourcing” are often thrown around in the workplace as they gain momentum in corporate jargon speak, but the dangers lurking behind words such as presenteeism may be going unrecognised.
“Workplace wellbeing is a boardroom issue,” said MP and mental health campaigner, Norman Lamb. So it was great that eminent speakers came to the British Safety Council’s own Hammersmith boardroom to debate the issue on 20 March 2019.
Prolonged sitting has been linked to 70,000 deaths in a single year and £800m in NHS health bills, a study, which is the first to put a “conservative estimate” on costs from sitting-related disease, has found.
Science told us about global warming and gave us irrefutable evidence that humans are the dominant cause of climate change. But can science deliver target-based solutions? In the wake of unprecedented global action on climate change, John Barwise assesses what science-based targets can do to help businesses avert a global crisis and looks at three specific case studies.