Workplace Wellness

Fit For Work putting the spring into STEPtember

September 7, 2017
Hi everyone and welcome to the first Fit For Work (FFW) STEPtember blog. I’m your host Rhondda and I’ll will be updating you throughout the month on the trials and tribulations of STEPtember. Over the next month, I’ll be showing off our wonderful FFW teams and how we have been competing (competing? This isn’t a competition is it?) in STEPtember this year. We have 14 amazing teams participating throughout the country, which means more than half of our staff are...

How to best manage your pain in the workplace

July 24, 2017
How to best manage your pain in the workplace Remaining in work, despite persistent pain, is normally a good idea. Satisfying work is important for our wellbeing, whereas, long term absence and unemployment can have negative effects on our health. In addition to the financial benefit, employment challenges us, gives us purpose and offers opportunities to socialise. Fit For Work physiotherapist Geraldine Kelly says chronic pain is usually defined as having pain on most days for at least three months....

What is Presenteeism and how can it affect your business?

April 4, 2017
All employers know the disruption absenteeism can cause in the workplace, but most are unlikely to have thought about presenteeism and the fallout from it. Presenteeism is when employees turn up to work but are unfit to do their job because of poor physical or mental health. It’s an increasing trend that is costing businesses across the world billions of dollars each year. Absences due to sickness or injury cost New Zealand businesses $1.45 billion a year, yet data from...
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