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29 November 2011
Reading Kate Bolick’s article in The Guardian this weekend reminded me how much the rules of the game have changed in the world of work. Technically it is now a world of fair opportunities and fair competition for both women and men. However, in practice – not so much.
15 November 2011
As the UK workforce ages and the burden of chronic diseases in the wider population grows it is clear that access to medical interventions which help people to stay in work will become more important – both economically and socially.
07 November 2011
On Friday I was proud to launch the latest Fit for Work report at the X annual Forum of Reumaliit patient group in Estonia. The Reumafoorum heard on the importance of early intervention in reducing the impact of MSDs from a variety of renowned speakers
02 November 2011
Last week I was invited to speak at a conference on Health at Work hosted by CPH Health in São Paulo. The meeting brought together over 350 of Brazilian employers looking to improve their business outcomes by investing into health and wellbeing of their workforce.
27 July 2011
Our recent report Ready to Work? Meeting the Employment and Career Aspirations of People with Multiple Sclerosis challenged the researchers at The Work Foundation to explain such complicated neurological condition as multiple sclerosis (MS) to employers and policy makers. We were surprised to find that understanding MS is often not easy even for people living with the condition.
21 June 2011
Work prospects of up to 100 000 people in the UK are affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Thousands more stay out of the labour market to care for a relative with MS
18 April 2011
Eric Weiner, author of 2008 bestseller The Geography of Bliss, had little hope for the UK to become a happy state. Weiner observed that in effect “British culture hinders happiness. The most obvious manifestation is the lack of hugging.”
05 April 2011
Employers would be wrong to assume that once they have found and recruited talented workers, the deal is sealed and set in stone....
14 February 2011
As Generation Y, or Millennials, continue to enter the workforce, there is a growing concern that generations will go to war over access to pay, benefits and career opportunities....