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Posture 101: Back Pain 28 million people affected in the UK

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

As part of our corporate offsite offering, we often talk to staff about posture as a critical component of musculoskeletal health. It has a significant impact on staff health and on the bottom line of any business.
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders accounted for 34 per cent of work days lost in 2017. With absenteeism and presenteeism accounting for 30 days lost per member of staff per year, this can have a huge impact on productivity and profitability.
Here’s our simple guide on the what, how and why of posture to help keep your staff in good physical shape.

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The 3 pillars of staff wellness – Part 3: Nutritional Health

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Although paramount to optimal health and performance, nutrition is often omitted from corporate wellness programmes. It is also one of the vital areas often neglected by individuals. Considering it can have such huge implications on cognitive ability, energy levels, metabolic health and mental wellbeing, it is crucial to support staff to eat well.
In this article we’ll look at two key areas that will have an affect on performance at work and ways in which you can help your staff to thrive.

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The 3 pillars of staff wellness Part 2: Mental Health

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Although now moving out of the shadows of taboo and into the foreground, mental health has often been overlooked due to it’s intangible nature and has long being an off-limits discussion. We now know it has a fundamental effect on employee wellbeing and performance at work, with a study by Vitality and Rand showing that 33 days are lost per year to the 5.6% of employees suffering with moderate to severe depression.

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How comprehensive is your wellness programme?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Successful wellness programmes usually have a couple of things in common. Firstly, they have specific outcome goals; they have been designed to tackle specific health and wellbeing issues that companies are facing. Without this direction, wellness programmes end up being, at best, a nice perk.

The second thing successful programmes have in common is that they have specific programme targets. These targets are the markers of how well the programme is being utilised. They guide the process of iteration when adjusting a programme to hit the outcome goals. If a programme is not having the desired effect and yet your programme targets have been met, it may well be an indicator that your programme needs to be more comprehensive.

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Staff aren’t getting enough sleep, but what can we do about it?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Recently the conversation about staff health has moved onto a discussion around sleep. People are becoming more aware of the need for a decent amount of quality sleep. Sleep affects mental and physical health and makes a huge difference to work performance. The question is, as an employer, what can we actually do about this?

We posed this question to one of our trusted partners, Raewyn Guerrero, Functional Medicine Coach, sleep expert and founder of Well Works.

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Are wellness days a waste of time and resources?

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Wellness days have been undertaken for many years with varying levels of success. They are usually a day set aside for the company to host talks, invite in benefits suppliers and staff come away with a goody bag from the local gym and a branded pen from the health insurance provider.
OK, so they’re not always that bad but I have attended my fair share, and some have been as ineffective as that. Let’s look at why some do work and why others are a waste of time and precious resources.

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Corporate wellness programmes: here’s one we made earlier

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

As our name suggests, at Tailored Fit we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all wellness programmes. Every company is different, so what works for one company may not work for another (however there are often common themes that will be seen from one company to the next!).
So here we will look at some anonymised data gathered at one company, along with the wellness programme designed to improve these metrics.

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How to implement engagement survey data for a successful wellness programme

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

It’s fairly commonplace to have employee engagement surveys that are sent out once or twice a year, but how much are you actually doing with the data? Even if you are taking regular or real-time pulse surveys, it’s important to have a strategy in place for how you plan to implement in response to the data.

So, how can we use the data gathered to achieve insight and inform a strategic wellness programme that is designed to keep staff healthy, happy and engaged?

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Tackling Musculoskeletal Heath in the Workplace

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace accounted for 35% of days lost in 2016/17 (HSE); the second highest after mental health. Whether staff are taking time off, or just distracted by pain while sitting at their desk, musculoskeletal issues have a huge impact on staff health and company productivity. The most common cause of issues is manual handling, but a large number of issues are caused from sitting in poor positions and/or just sitting for long periods of time. So, what can we do to improve the physical health of our staff?

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3 ways to tackle nutritional health in the workplace

In Corporate Wellness Blog by tailoredfit

Nutrition in a fundamental pillar of employee health but is often overlooked. The food that we eat each day is fundamental to our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing. Low energy, poor mood balance and the infamous post-lunch-slump can all be brought under control by good nutrition. The question is; how do employers empower their staff to make the best choices when it comes to nutrition?